University Hill Secondary School
|University Hill Secondary School|
|3228 Ross Drive
University Endowment Lands, British Columbia, V6T 1S2
|School type||Secondary school|
|Motto||No Stranger Among Us|
|School board||School District 39 Vancouver|
|Area trustee||Carol Gibson|
|Principal||Mr. Tim McGeer|
|Area||University Endowment Lands|
University Hill Secondary School, generally known as U-Hill or Uhill, is a public secondary school located in the University Endowment Lands, just west of the city limits of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
University Hill School began as a kindergarten to grade 12 school in September, 1927, on the site of what is now University Hill Elementary School. The K-12 school remained on that site until 1954, when the secondary school split from the elementary school and was built on a site on Acadia Road. Both schools were run by its own unique school board from 1927–1971, by special UEL elections. In 1971, the Schools joined the Vancouver School Board.
The school is situated next to Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which is a forest. University Hill’s school colour is purple. There are two logos, one is historical, with UHS on a traditional shield; and the other is a stylized hawk symbolizing an affinity with nature and a commitment to action. 2003 marked the 75th anniversary of University Hill Secondary School.
University Hill has been ranked as the Number 1 Public Secondary School in the province since 1995.
University Hill is the only public school in the province to have received a 10.0 mark from the Fraser Institute. It has regularly tied for first in the past few years with B.C.'s top private schools in the Fraser Institute's Report Card.
- Gordon Campbell, (Class of 1966), former Premier of British Columbia and current Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland[not in citation given]
- Torrance Coombs, (Class of 2002), actor on The CW's Reign
University Hill offers a variety of sports to its students including volleyball, soccer, rugby, table tennis, badminton and basketball. In the fall, Junior and Senior Girls Volleyball is played in Vancouver Secondary Schools' leagues as well as Senior Boys' soccer. In the winter, basketball and table tennis are offered for both boys and girls. Boys' Volleyball, girls' soccer, and boys' and girls' tennis are offered in the spring. In addition, badminton is also offered throughout the year. All school teams are known as the U-Hill Hawks. In 1999-2000, The Hawks became provincial champions in swimming. Their team won by a landslide, setting several new records in both individual and relay events. All but one of the 9 records held by the U-Hill swim team are still standing. Ironically, there hasn't been a swim team since the Provincials in 2000. The U-Hill track and field team placed third in the cities in 2008. Their junior boys team came in first overall in 2007 and 2009. The U-Hill golf team was started up in 2007-2008 year and in the spring of 2009 U-Hill won City Championships. However they were neglected from the AAA golf provincials for having been registered as a AA school. The U-Hill senior boys soccer team won the AA city championships in 1999 and 2004. They also made it to the city finals in the years 2006 and 2007. In 2014 the U-Hill girl's table tennis team took home the provincial championship beating out Burnaby North Secondary School in team competition and Magee Secondary School in singles competition. In 2017, the juvenile boys basketball team led by basketball legend Leo Wang were ranked 10th in the province.
A service open to students in the GVRD for those with learning disabilities. Courses are modified from the regular curriculum. Most student timetables are partially integrated with regular courses.]
- "U-Hill Website - About Us". Retrieved 2006-09-22.
- "University Hill Secondary moves into new building". Retrieved 2015-04-05.
- "Biography of Mr. Gordon Campbell, High Commissioner for Canada". Government of Canada. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
- University Hill Secondary. "Course Calendar" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-09-22.