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Argyle Secondary School

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

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Coordinates49.341734°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-op Program, and a Music Program from grade 8 to grade 12.

Digital Media Department

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

Performing Arts: Theatre Department

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

Performing Arts: Music Department

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

Technology Education Department

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

Visual Arts Department

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

External Music Department

  • 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 Department

  • 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, mountain biking, 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.


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. Construction was completed in January 2021 after many delays. [3]

Notable alumni


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  2. "North Shore flooding: Cleanup underway at high school and homes in Lynn Valley". November 4, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  3. "Argyle Secondary School Getting $45.7m seismic upgrade". Global News.
  4. "Paul Kariya - St Louis Blues - news and analysis, statistics, game logs, depth charts, contracts, injuries".
  5. "Jason Priestley". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
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