John Oliver Secondary School

Vancouver, Canada

  • Day School

  • 1912

  • $ 11.4K-11.4K

    • IB

School History & Details

John Oliver Secondary School has a long and storied history that goes back more than 100 years. The school opened its doors in 1912, providing a high-quality public education to students in Vancouver, Canada. It was originally named South Vancouver High School but was later renamed after John Oliver. The school focuses on its core academic disciplines such as Mathematics, Science, English, and Social Studies, but also provides specialized instruction in a wide range of arts and technology-related programs. The school has seen some major renovations and expansions over the past two decades. John Oliver has a vibrant student body and a diverse student population. It boasts many clubs and teams for students to become involved with, ranging from its clubs to its numerous athletic teams. 

    School Values

    John Oliver Secondary School believes in creating a positive and inclusive environment for all students. The core values focus on respecting and caring for one another, embracing diversity and inclusion, developing a strong sense of personal responsibility, and promoting integrity. They foster a spirit of teamwork, communication, and collaboration in order to provide a learning environment that will prepare students for success. They encourage creativity and out-of-the-box thinking while respecting different perspectives. The students learn to practice compassion, acceptance, and tolerance in order to build an equitable society. 

School Achievements


John Oliver Secondary School has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence. Students of the school have achieved consistently high scores in standardized tests and provincial examinations, earning recognition from their peers, teachers, and administrators. In recent years, the school has won awards for outstanding academic achievement and has been the recipient of several academic grants. With its innovative curriculum, advanced coursework, and cutting-edge technology, John Oliver Secondary School students have become some of the brightest minds in their generation. By challenging students to exceed their limits, the school provides an unparalleled educational experience and serves as a model for academic success.
School Achievements

Non-Academic Achievements

John Oliver Secondary School is renowned for its outstanding non-academic achievements. It is renowned for its thriving extra-curricular activities such as sports teams, a student-run drama club, music programs, and debate clubs. Through many accolades, John Oliver Secondary School is becoming an example of the outstanding academic and non-academic achievements that its students are capable of achieving.
Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni

Some of the alumni members of John Oliver Secondary School are- Eileen Dailly, former BC MLA and Minister of Education Herb Dhaliwal, first Indo-Canadian person to become a member of federal cabinet. Walter Gage, University of British Columbia professor and administrator Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Afghan singer, model Evander Kane, NHL hockey player William "Willie" Loftus, former Canadian Football League player Jim Pattison, billionaire businessman Ray Perrault, former Liberal Party of Canada Member of Parliament Gordon 'Gogie' Stewart, member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame Michael (Mike) Mitchell, TV host Pavel Piddocke, Actor

School Information

John Oliver Secondary School campus is a hub of activity and a vibrant environment. Located in the heart of Vancouver, it offers easy access to everything that the city has to offer. The library and l...View moreView Less

Schieman, Brent

Egilsson, Kelly



530 East 41st Avenue Vancouver, V5W 1P3

Subjects & Curriculum Offered

  • Chemistry
  • Biology HL
  • Physics HL
  • Design Technology SL
  • Design Technology HL
  • Computer Science SL
  • Computer Science HL
  • History SL
  • Economics HL
  • Psychology SL
  • Psychology HL
  • Mathematics
  • English A: Literature HL
  • English A: Literature SL
  • English language and literature HL
  • English Language and Literature SL
  • Literature and Performance SL
  • History – Africa and Middle East HL
  • History – United States of America HL
  • History – Asia and Oceania HL
  • History – Europe HL
  • Biology SL
  • Chemistry SL
  • Physics SL
  • Sports Exercise and Health Science SL
  • Music HL
  • Music SL
  • Visual Arts HL
  • Visual Arts SL