Magee Secondary School

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Magee Secondary School
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6360 Maple Street

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School typeSecondary School
Motto"Esse Quam Videri"
(To be, rather than to seem to be)
School boardVancouver School Board
SuperintendentChris Kelly
Area trusteeClarence Hansen
School number03939003
AdministratorD. Kwong
PrincipalAndrew Schofield
Colour(s)Red and Black         
Team nameLions
Public transit access16, 49 , 41

Magee Secondary School is a public secondary school on West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the first public high schools located in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood and is fed by the surrounding elementary schools in its catchment area. They include Maple Grove Elementary School, Dr. R. E. McKechnie Elementary School, Sir William Osler Elementary School, and David Lloyd George Elementary School. It was used as a temporary hospital during the Influenza Epidemic in 1918.


Magee was rebuilt for the new millennium and the new Magee was officially opened in 2000. It now has the newest facility among public high schools in Vancouver. Student population at Magee is approximately 1275 with a staff of approximately 100. Magee is noted for its SPARTS program—giving students a way to both attend school while pursuing and practicing their sport, music, or art. Magee boasts an outstanding fine arts department. More than 500 students are involved in the award-winning music department's three faculties: band (4 concert bands and 2 jazz bands), concert choir, Evolution choir, chamber choir, strings, as well as a recent addition of the Magee Symphony Orchestra. Magee senior music students tour internationally every two years. Recent tours have included Hawaii, Thailand, St. Petersburg, Russia (2007), Japan (2009), Central Europe (2011), Spain (2013), the UK (2015), and Cuba (2017). Some members of the String Orchestra were invited to play on the recording of International Recording Artist K’Naan’s new rendition of "Wavin’ Flag" for the Young Artists for Haiti project produced by legendary rock producer, Bob Ezrin. Many of the graduates of the art department go on to careers in art, with many of them studying internationally.

Magee and Hollywood[edit]

Magee Secondary was used as fictional Buffalo, New York Glenn High School in I Love You, Beth Cooper. Magee was also used to film part of Shattered, starring Callum Keith Rennie.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 49°13′44″N 123°09′07″W / 49.229°N 123.152°W / 49.229; -123.152


  1. ^ Esse Quam Videri Annuals 1964 and 1965