Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School
419 East 24th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V5V 2A2, Canada
School board Vancouver School Board: School District 39
Superintendent S. Cardwell
Area trustee A. Wong
Principal M. Jensen
Vice principal T. McGeer
School type Secondary school
Grades 8-12
Language English
Motto Perseverantia Valemus
Through perseverance we prosper; Become worthwhile and worthy
Mascot Charlie the Tiger
Team name Tigers
Colours Scarlet and Gold         
Enrolment ~1000

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, located in central Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is named after Sir Charles Tupper, the Prime Minister of Canada from May 1, 1896 to July 8, 1896.



Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School was established in 1959, starting with grades 7, 8, and 9. Grades 10, 11, and 12 were eventually included and grade 7 removed (secondary school in Vancouver most commonly starts in the 8th grade, with elementary school covering kindergarten to grade 7). Tupper currently has a student population of approximately one thousand. It recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary on September 29, 2009 with hosts Friends of Tupper Fund.

Family of schools

Feeder elementary schools of Sir Charles Tupper Secondary include:


Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School is known for its outstanding athletic achievements. In 2009-2010, the school's Wrestling, Bantam Boys Basketball, Bantam Boys Volleyball team, and most notably the Senior Boys Basketball (who ended Kitsilano Secondary school's 8 year streak) were Vancouver City Champions for the VSSAA (Vancouver Secondary Schools' Athletic Association) League. There have been many notable accomplishments at the provincial level, as well as various past successes in sports over the years.

The school offers a wide variety of sports throughout the school year, including volleyball, rugby, and badminton in the fall, basketball and wrestling in the winter, and rugby, soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis, track and field, and ultimate frisbee in the spring/summer season.

Notable Alumini


Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School operates on a linear timetable on a Day 1 / Day 2 rotation, from September to June. Each day has three (3) blocks of 1 hour and 15 minutes of instruction in each block, and one (1) blocks of 1 hour and 17 minutes of instruction. The blocks rotate four times a year.

Vancouver Learning Network

The Vancouver Learning Network occupy Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School's facilities during the summer holdays.

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