Esquimalt High School

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Esquimalt High School
Esquimalt High School logo.jpg
847 Colville Rd.
Victoria, British Columbia, V9A 4N9
Coordinates 48°26′17″N 123°23′49″W / 48.438°N 123.397°W / 48.438; -123.397Coordinates: 48°26′17″N 123°23′49″W / 48.438°N 123.397°W / 48.438; -123.397
School type Public, high school
Motto Esse Quam Videri
(Be True To Yourself)
Established 24 August 1915 (1915-08-24)
School board School District 61 Greater Victoria
Superintendent Piet Langstraat
Principal Tammy Renyard
Vice Principals Liz McMaster, Emily Kirzinger
Faculty 72
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 628[1] (2016-2017)
Language English, French
Campus Urban

École Secondaire Esquimalt High School (or "EHS") is a high school located in Esquimalt, a township located west of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. EHS is operated by the Greater Victoria School District. It is the designated secondary school for Shoreline and Rockheights Middle Schools and serves students from Esquimalt, View Royal, and the Victoria neighbourhoods of Vic West and Craigflower.[2] The school is one of three to retain "High School" in its name when the Province of B.C. directed the change to "Secondary School".

Academic programs[edit]

In addition to standard core curriculum programs, the following are offered:[3]

  • Career Preparation Programs in Jazz, Media & Graphic Arts, Automotive Technology and Food Industry Training
  • Culinary Arts
  • 4C Challenge Gifted Education (commitment to tasks; creative problem solving; challenging curriculum and assignments; and community involvement)
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Fine Arts
    • Concert Band
    • Jr. Jazz Ensemble
    • Sr. Jazz Ensemble
    • Concert Choir
    • Vocal Ensemble
    • Rhythm and Blues Band
  • First Nations Education
  • French Immersion
  • Leadership
  • Musical Theatre
  • Technology Education (woodworking, metalworking, electronics, automotive technology)
  • Victoria International High School Programs


  • Basketball
  • Curling
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
  • Badminton
  • Tennis

The Curling Academy focuses on developing a blend of skills including academic excellence, leadership development, and curling skills. The program accepts students from all levels of curling proficiency, including wheelchair curlers.

Weather Station[edit]

The University of Victoria operates a weather station at EHS as part of its School-Based Weather Station Network which gathers data from schools around Greater Victoria for its Climate Modelling Group of the School of Earth and Ocean Science. The data is collected at the university and used to provide meteorological forecasts online.[4]


The school is a participant in the Sustainable High Schools Project offered by the Sierra Club BC’s Environmental Education Program.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


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