School Info

At Burnaby North Secondary School we strive to develop the full potential of every student by using many different approaches to learning in a range and variety of programs in grades 8 through 12.

Founded in 1922, Burnaby North moved to its current location in 1946. The school is housed in two buildings, North and South, which were originally a Senior and Junior High School respectively, but which merged in 1981.

We have a long tradition of academic achievement and public service. The Excel program offers Advanced Placement (AP) and Honours courses to interested students, while a variety integrated and support programs assist those students experiencing difficulty to achieve success.

We host a wide variety of clubs and activities which offer students many opportunities to pursue their interests in sports, the arts and sciences, community service, and personal growth.


Advanced Placement, BC Graduation, English Language Learners (ELL), Hockey Academy, Honours, Mentorship, Pre-Employment, Sound Production, Film & Media Production


Applied Skills (Business Education, Home Economics, Technology Education), Career Programs, English, Languages, Leadership, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts (dance, music and visual arts)


Burnaby North offers a range of extra curricular activities including

  • Academic Opportunities
    • e.g. Debating, Math Challengers, Physics Olympics
  • Arts Opportunities
    • e.g. Anime Club, Arts Council, Dance Company
  • Athletic Opportunities (Teams & Clubs)
    • e.g. Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Mountain Biking, Skiing & Snowboarding, Soccer, Table Tennis, Track & Field, Vollyeyball, Ultimate
    • Hockey Academy
    • Intramural Events
  • Leadership Opportunities
    • e.g. Grade Councils, Grad Council, Success Tutors
  • Service Opportunities
    • e.g. Christmas Cheer, Enviro Club, Karing for Kids, Library Club, Make-a-Difference club


Art studios, automotive shops, cafeterias (2), carpentry & metal workshops, computer labs, dance studio, drama studio, film production space, gallery space, gymnasiums (3), library, meditation garden, music rooms, sound production studio, weight room