Located at 2415 Jones Avenue in North Vancouver, Carson Graham Secondary has an enrollment of approximately 1150 students. The school offers a wide variety of courses including computer technology, engineering, arts, sciences, and languages. Carson Graham has a new Global Initiatives Program designed to facilitate student’s ability to volunteer in the developing world, with projects already completed in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Carson Graham Secondary opened in 1965 and was named after Dr. Howard Carson Graham. Carson Graham served on the North Vancouver Board of Education from 1944 to 1958, and was the Chief of Medical Staff at North Vancouver General Hospital and had a large role in the construction of Lions Gate Hospital.
The mission statement of the school is as follows: “We strive for excellence in all endeavors, encourage personal and social responsibility, respect diversity, and work to develop a life long commitment to learning. Our aim is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, confident and caring students who create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
According to the Fraser Institute, Carson Graham has an FI Rating of 5.2/10 and is ranked 204/284 in British Columbia. The school has a grade 12 enrollment of approximately 235, has around 7-8% ESL, 14-15% special needs, and no French immersion.
Among Carson Graham alumni are former and current NFL players John Blain, Paris Jackson, Sean Millington, Jerome Pathon, Steve Schmidt, Glen Suitor, Lorne Sherbina, Gerald Roper and Steven Shott. Additionally, former world figure skating champion Karen Magnussen, mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson, and 2011 Canadian Under-18 chess champion Loren Brigham Laceste.
The school has athletic teams in football, rugby, rowing, wrestling, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, swimming, mountain biking and soccer. Carson Graham has received numerous sports awards and championships over the school’s history. Contact information for Carson Graham:
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