École secondaire Esquimalt High School’s strength lies in its diversity. The school serves approximately 650 students in grades 9 to 12 in:
- the Township of Esquimalt
- the Town of View Royal
- the District of Saanich
- the City of Victoria and
- the Westshore (Colwood, Langford and Metchosin).
This is a diverse community including the Songhees and Esquimalt nations, military housing, as well as inner city and middle class neighbourhoods.
École Secondaire Esquimalt High School offers special programs for French Immersion, 4C Challenge Gifted Education, Student Leadership, Aboriginal 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.