Second Street Community Elementary

Second Street Community Elementary School’s mission:

At Second Street Community School, we are committed to a respectful, joyful, and safe learning environment where we all strive to be our best.

We acknowledge and thank the Coast Salish Nations of Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish on whose traditional territories we teach, learn and live.

From the Principal’s Message:

Second Street School, a one-room clapboard building, opened its doors in 1913.  In 1928, this original building was raised, had a basement added and was moved to the south-west corner of the lot where at this time it was used to store fire-fighting equipment for the community.  In 1952 the building was moved to Robert Burnaby Park where it was used to hose machinery.  During 1928, a brick building was constructed on the same site and it became the “new school”.  In 1944, the first addition on the 16th Avenue side of the building was built and in 1956 the addition on the 17th Avenue side was completed.  In 1999, a third addition was created extending toward 2nd Street, creating the current school as it stands today.  The original school mission statement still stands true:  ‘This school is a place where anyone may pursue life-long learning in a warm and caring environment’.


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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