Senior School Design & Engineering Programs

Woodworking Design 
Using skills in drafting, orthographic drawing, motion physics and wood construction, students build a mousetrap-powered race car and other projects.

Applying STEM pillars (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and using software such as CAD, GPS/GIS mapping tools and 3D animation, students collaborate to design and build a capstone project, for example, a programmable robot, electric motor or multimeter.
Industrial Design
With a focus on drafting, design and structural engineering, students use software (Trimble Sketch-Up), woodworking tools, and a range of finishing materials and techniques to build and test a basewood bridge and solid-fuel rockets.

Computer Programming 
Students explore programming methodologies, structures, graphics and user interfaces and use Visual Basic and JavaScript to create a computer program 
Working in teams, students develop design projects as they learn simulation, optimization, graphical communication and modeling, and explore engineering technologies, disciplines and ethics.  

Architecture & Habitat Design 
Students study design principles and theories, such as how design influences societal shifts, and develop knowledge of materials, drafting tools and digital applications, including AutoCAD LT, to present drawings and design solutions in various formats. 

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.