Senior School Overview

The Senior School (grades 8-12) offers each student a truly personalized, dynamic educational journey. Guided by experienced, caring faculty, students work both independently and collaboratively, developing the independence, skills and knowledge to dive deeply into their passions and successfully pursue their postsecondary path of choice.

Reflective of our school’s motto, Go Forth With Confidence, students graduate from WPGA with the confidence, leadership skills, and capacity for resilience to thrive in an ever-moving world.  

As a member school in Global Online Academy, and with our signature Global Studies Diploma, Outdoor Education, and Wilderness Pursuits programs, students have the opportunity to become citizens of the world and stewards of their local communities.

Academic Highlights 
  • Course timetables are personalized for every student, with individual course planning and annual review sessions. The Program of Studies Guide is published in January and outlines academic programs for the following year. 
  • Advanced Placement courses (20 in 2023-2024) offer exceptional university preparation, as recognized by the U.S. College Board.
  • Global Studies Diploma Program; member school of Global Online Academy
  • Our fine and performing arts department offers a range of programs, including visual arts, theatre arts and music (choir, band and strings).
  • STEM and language competitions, such as DELF and DELE language exams, complement class learning.  
  • Our Outdoor Education program, which includes a full-year grade 10 Wilderness Pursuits program, integrates social studies curriculum in experiential, practical ways.
University Counselling  
  • Our University and Career Counselling Centre, with two full-time counsellors, hosts university fairs and numerous university information sessions throughout the year. 
  • Through our Career Education Program, the Work Experience Program offers students short-term work placements in their field of choice during school holiday breaks.   
Athletics, Service, Clubs 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program includes all grade 9 students and optional participation for other grades. 
  • Our student-led service program offers volunteer opportunities at every level, from local outreach events to international service trips. 
  • Over 20 cocurricular clubs include First Responders (medical emergency training), debate, Model United Nations, public speaking, Intercultural Club, and theatre.   
  • Leadership opportunities, including school captains, prefect ambassador nominations, and school councils (arts, athletics, service, spirit) are open to all students.   
  • Our competitive athletics program includes bantam, junior and senior varsity teams in cross country, swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, and track and field.
Family Engagement 
  • Parent partnership is valued, parent-teacher conferences, parent education workshops, grade socials, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  

West Point Grey Academy

4125 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6R 4P9
Tel: 604-222-8750  

Since 1996, West Point Grey Academy has gratefully resided on the Jericho Lands, the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Honoured to learn and play on these beautiful lands, we endeavour to be a leader in Indigenous education. In creating shared understanding and opportunities, we hope to help foster a more equitable society for all.