Pinetree Secondary School

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Pinetree Secondary School
3000 Pinewood Ave
Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3B 7Y7
Coordinates 49°17′24″N 122°47′26″W / 49.289889°N 122.790633°W / 49.289889; -122.790633Coordinates: 49°17′24″N 122°47′26″W / 49.289889°N 122.790633°W / 49.289889; -122.790633
School type Public, high school
Motto "A C T"
(Accepting Challenges Together)
Founded 1997
School board School District 43 Coquitlam
School number 4343130
Principal Mr. Jeremy Clarke
Staff 77
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1501 (January 16, 2006)
Language English
Colour(s) Black, Blue, Silver and Green                 
Mascot The T-Wolf
Team name Timberwolves
Newspaper The Pinetree Post

Pinetree Secondary School is a high school in School District 43 Coquitlam. It is located in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and has an enrollment of about 1500 students. Pinetree offers its students a variety of school-time and extra-curricular activities.


Located across from Lafarge Park and next to the David Lam Campus of Douglas College, Pinetree is unique in that it shares its site and part of the facility with both Coquitlam Parks and Leisure Services and Douglas College. This three-way partnership has enabled all partner groups to benefit from cost sharing in the creation of exceptional physical education facilities.

Pinetree offers a wide range of courses in Mathematics, Science, Humanities, and Arts. In addition to regular courses it offers an Honours pathway in each of these departments. The Honours pathway starts at Grade 9 and develops into Advanced Placement and/or Independent Directed Studies courses.[1]


Pinetree actively participates in a variety of mathematics competitions, and frequently achieves high rankings.[2][3][4][5][6]

Athletic Department[edit]

The BC Basketball Provincial Champions of 2006/2007

In the 2006-2007 year, Pinetree's grade 9 basketball team were the provincial champions, while Pinetree's Junior tennis team were the Fraser Valley champions.[7]

For 10 consecutive years, the Pinetree Senior Badminton Team placed in the top 8 of the province. During this decade of Pinetree's dominance at provincials, they placed 1st overall in 2010, 2nd in 2011, and 3rd three times.


Pinetree offers a range of musical opportunities such as Junior/Senior Concert Band, Junior/Senior Jazz Band, Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz/Show Choir. Courses such as Musical Composition and Guitar are also offered. Concerts are held throughout the year, including the annual Ensembles Night, Fall/Winter/Spring Concerts, and Final concerts. The department also holds an award ceremony, congratulating students for a job well done during the year they were in the department.

Drama is offered in Pinetree's Treehouse Theatre. Students may expand their performance ability by participating in school plays or in the school's award-winning improv team, Code Orange. The shows put on by the drama department sometimes feature pit bands, singing/dancing performances and audience interaction.

Pinetree's student body also releases a monthly newspaper called The Pinetree Post that is completely student run.

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