Burnaby Secondary Schools

Burnaby Secondary Schools

Trying to find out which Burnaby Secondary School is the best fit for you? Then you’re in the right place!

All of our Secondary Schools prepare students for life after graduation with excellent academic, arts, science, work, and career experience programs. But this guide will give you a quick outline of each of our 8 secondary schools unique qualities.

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École Alpha Secondary School

Located in North Burnaby, École Alpha Secondary is one of the smaller schools in the district with only ~1,100 students.

Founded in 1950, Alpha offers exceptional support for international students and those interested French Immersion programs. Plus, Alpha provides students with access to Advanced Placement and Honours courses, a mini-school for advanced learning, extensive trades training, a wide range of athletic teams, and an impressive arts department.

Learn more here – Spotlight on Alpha Secondary

Burnaby Central High School

Burnaby Central Secondary School

Burnaby Central Secondary School’s building and surrounding facilities are a source of pride for many of its staff and students. Home to over 1,400 students, the school is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified and is full of the latest technology and sustainability features, including geothermal heating.

Best known for its choir, science programs, and the high number of post-secondary scholarship awards, Burnaby Central has also won more provincial sports championships than any other school in BC!

Learn more here – Spotlight on Burnaby Central

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Burnaby South Secondary School

First established in 1922, Burnaby South Secondary School has approximately 1,850 students.

Burnaby South is home to many exciting programs in academics, including the AP Capstone Diploma Program.

The school boasts an extensive range of Visual and Performing Arts courses, such as Symphonic Orchestra, Jazz Band, Choir and Vocal Jazz Choir. Plus, Burnaby South is the only public school in British Columbia with a TV Production studio

The British Columbia School for the Deaf is also located on the school campus.

Learn more here – Spotlight on Burnaby South

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Moscrop Secondary School

Moscrop Secondary is located in Central Burnaby and home to 1,400-1,500 students. Founded in 1956, Moscrop has many esteemed programs in academics; including robotics, global and community awareness, and leadership opportunities. The school also awards a large number of scholarships for post-secondary education.

Learn more here – Spotlight on Moscrop Secondary

Cariboo Hill Secondary school

Cariboo Hill Secondary School 

While Cariboo Hill Secondary is one of the smaller schools in the Burnaby School District with ~800 students, it provides international students with a family-like environment.

Cariboo has three distinctive IT academies: Digipen Gaming, Palo Alto Cybersecurity, and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

Plus, an Elite Volleyball Academy and Boys’ Field Lacrosse Academy. These programs along with other personalised learning choices, provide the students at Cariboo Hill Secondary with an exciting place to learn.

Learn more here – Spotlight on Cariboo Secondary

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Burnaby Mountain Secondary School

Burnaby Mountain Secondary School is located in the North-East region of Burnaby near Simon Fraser University. This school has a diverse student population of approximately 1,500 and offers a wide range of programs and courses.

From challenging academics, environmental science, and mathematics to an SFU Soccer Program and SFU Swimming Academy. Burnaby Mountain is very active in the community and has something to offer all of its students.

Learn more here – Spotlight on Burnaby Mountain

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Burnaby North Secondary School

Burnaby North has distinguished itself as a top destination for learners in academics, athletics, and the arts. Founded in 1922, Burnaby North has 1,800 students and the largest Advanced Placement Program in Canada.

The school also hosts one of British Columbia’s largest Visual and Performing Arts Programs, including Drawing, Painting, Photojournalism, String Orchestra, Jazz, Band, Concert Choir, and a 75 piece Marching Band. The Arts Enrichment Program is perfect for students who wish to pursue a future in the area of visual arts.

Learn more here – Spotlight on Burnaby North

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Byrne Creek Secondary School

With a population of 1,050 students, Byrne Creek is consistently ranked #1 for student satisfaction.

The school’s outstanding Visual and Performing Arts Program includes one of the most diverse dance programs in BC.

Byrne Creek also boasts an impressive Centre for Dialogue. This three-tiered, semicircular meeting space is equipped with drop-down screens, microphones, cameras, and computer access. The Centre allows students to participate in international presentations and global discussions.

Learn more here – Spotlight on Byrne Creek Secondary

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Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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