About Us

j'aime_esq45x40École secondaire Esquimalt High School’s strength lies in its diversity.  The school serves approximately 650 students in grades 9 to 12 in:

This is a diverse community including military housing as well as inner city and middle class neighbourhoods.

Our school is located on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples.  Visit these websites for more information:

École Secondaire Esquimalt High School offers special programs for French Immersion4C Challenge Gifted EducationStudent LeadershipAboriginal Nations Education and Career Preparation Programs in General Mechanics and Culinary Arts.  The combination of these programs makes Esquimalt a vibrant place to learn offering its students real choices within a safe and positive learning environment.

Esse Quam Videri

Our motto “Esse Quam Videri” means “to be, rather than to seem.”  At Esquimalt High School we also think of this as “be true to yourself” and we believe that this is the spirit of our school. Each student brings a unique combination of energies, talents and interests to Esquimalt High School. Our programs have been designed to provide students with opportunities to reach their potential and strive towards excellence.