About Us

École secondaire Esquimalt High School serves approximately 900 students in grades 9 to 12.  While most students are local almost 100 students enroll at Esquimalt from many countries around the world.

Check the links below for forms and information for the 2023-2024 school year:

Students who attend École secondaire Esquimalt High School live in:

Esquimalt, the Victoria West neighbourhood of Victoria, View Royal and Saanich are diverse communities that include housing for Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, as well as urban and suburban 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.