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In 1929 the Municipality of Point Grey completed the Main Building as a junior high school to address the growing demand "for at least three years of compulsory education...to discover the bent and capacity of every boy and girl" before going to work, a high school of commence or technical studies, or a senior high school. Much, of course, has changed since those days while a great deal remains the same.
In 1962 a very significant change occurred at Point Grey - the school was designated a comprehensive secondary school from grade 8 to 12 as it is today. Although the school offered a full range of course then, its focus was essentially academic. Today eighty-five per cent of Point Grey's grade 12's continue on with form of post-secondary education - many going to university.
Point Grey's architectural design is one feature that sets it apart from other Vancouver schools. The " Collegiate Gothic " main building and the expansive grounds cost the taxpayers the extravagant sum of almost one half million dollars in 1928. The price of the 9.2 acres of land alone today is hard to estimate, but it would be a considerable amount of money. Since the completion of the original building, there have been numerous renovations and additions; however, the unique style of the main building remains. The attractive auditorium, the decorative lighting and ornamental beams in the Main Hall, and the exterior facade with the turrets and shields are unchanged since the school opened.
When the Science and Technical Wings were added with a new gymnasium in the mid sixties, Point Grey became one of the City's best equipped older schools. The completion of the all-weather track and oval with its underground sprinkler system further enhanced the facilities. In September of 1979, Point Grey added the academically enriched Mini School Program drawing some of the most promising students from within and outside of the school's boundaries. The well-maintained grounds, arboretum, and architectural design make Point Grey one of Vancouver's most attractive schools.
While most students who attend the school live within the Kerrisdale, Shaughnessy, Southlands, Musqueam and Dunbar areas, many students are attracted to the school from all over the city. Point Grey has the expectations for achievement. The " Greyhound " is the school team name. It represents the front runner. Point Grey students have excelled in scholarship, service and athletics in the sixty year history. It is this feature which maintains the school's fine reputation.
A song of praise to thee we raise
To hail thy noble name,
The honour of Point Grey to sing,
The standards to maintain,
To keep alive thy spirit strong,
Thy flaming torch to bear,
We hail thee Point Grey Junior High,
Our loyalty declare.
So pledge we Point Grey Junior High
And loud its motto sing,
With "Honor ante Honoures"
The blue and silver fling.
Point Grey is a school with an honourable tradition that has developed over the past 69 years. Though the school colours have evolved from blue and silver to blue and grey. The school motto has remained unchanged. HONOR ANTE HONOURES