Open main menu

Argyle Secondary School

Argyle Secondary School is a high school and an arts program focused school in the Upper Lynn Valley school district of North Vancouver (District), in British Columbia, Canada. In the 2011–2012 school year, enrollment was 1,445.[1]

Argyle Secondary school
1131 Frederick Road

, ,
Coordinates49°20′30″N 123°02′36″W / 49.341734°N 123.043402°W / 49.341734; -123.043402Coordinates: 49°20′30″N 123°02′36″W / 49.341734°N 123.043402°W / 49.341734; -123.043402
School typePublic secondary school
Arts High School
MottoCarpe diem
(Seize the day)
School boardSchool District 44 North Vancouver
SuperintendentBryn Roberts
PrincipalKim Jonat
Enrollment1445 (as of 2011–2012 school year)
Colour(s)Forest green and gold/ Yellow         
MascotThe (Bag)Piper
Team namePipers


Argyle offers courses in the humanities, sciences, language arts, business, fine and performing arts, and computer technology. They also offer French Immersion, the Digital Media Academy, a Co-)p Program, and a Music Program from grade 8 to grade 12.

Digital Media DepartmentEdit

  • Media Design
  • Digital Media Development
  • Media Arts
  • Sound Recording & Design
  • Film Production
  • 3D Animation & Modeling
  • Game Design
  • Visual Effects
  • Graphic Design

Performing Arts: Theatre DepartmentEdit

  • Drama (Acting)
  • Theatre Company
  • Directing & Script Development
  • Theatre Production

Performing Arts: Music DepartmentEdit

  • Concert Band Music
  • Instrumental Music
  • Jazz Band Music
  • Vocal Choir
  • Choral Music
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Orchestra Music
  • Vocal Jazz Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Conposition & Music Production

Technology Education DepartmentEdit

  • Wood Design
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Woodwork
  • Metalwork
  • Art Metal & Jewellery
  • Machining & Welding

Visual Arts DepartmentEdit

  • General Art
  • Art Studio
  • Studio Arts 2D
  • Studio Arts 3D

External Music DepartmentEdit

  • Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music
  • London College of Music
  • BC Conservatory of Music
  • Conservatory Canada Music
  • Royal Schools of Music
  • Trinity College London Music

External Dance DepartmentEdit

  • Jazz Dance
  • Tap Dance
  • Ballet
  • Cecchetti
  • Modern Theatre Dance
  • Highland Dancing
  • Royal Academy of Dancing


The school has teams in volleyball, field hockey, basketball, soccer, track and field, football, rugby, cheer, cross-country, curling, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, ultimate frisbee, and wrestling.

Argyle’s senior cheer team, also known as the Gold Team, went to the World Cheerleading Championships in 2017 and 2019. Both times they came second in the world and first in Canada.[citation needed]


In the fall of 2014, Argyle succumbed to a small flood due to heavy rainfall overnight. The flash flood, 100 millimeters in 24 hours, caused families to evacuate their homes. They traced the source back to a plug in one of the many creeks in the area, which then found another path to flow down which turned out to be Kilmer (where flooding was the worst) and then Fromme. The extent of the damage on the school was the inundation of nine classrooms and the drama department's prop room. The following morning school was canceled as professionals and families alike attempted to reduce the damage to the school.[2]

Argyle Secondary School was built in 1960, and has undergone renovations in 1966, 1969, and 2000. In June 2016 it was confirmed that the school would receive $47.5 million for seismic upgrades, $37.6 million from the province and $8.1 million from the school district. The construction was set to start in 2017 so that it may be finished in the fall of 2019 for the predicted 1200 students from grade 8-12.[3]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2007-10-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Argyle Secondary School Getting $45.7m seismic upgrade". Global News.
  4. ^ "Jason Priestley". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  5. ^

External linksEdit