Victoria High School is the oldest public high school in western Canada. It opened on August 7, 1876, with an enrollment of 12 girls and 22 boys.
It has had four successive homes: a log cabin with two classrooms, then two successive brick buildings, all on the grounds of what is now Central Middle School. In 1914, the current building on Grant Street was opened. In 2020 major seismic upgrades to this building began, and will complete in 2023.
Here’s 3 ways to learn more about Vic High’s history –
Come Give A Cheer. Text and photo book written by Peter Smith, VHS 1949, about Vic High’s first 100 years.
Victoria Genealogical Society’s 2021 Summer newsletter with Vic High history article and photos by Denis Johnston, VHS 1967. Plus 2nd article about researching in the Vic High Archives & Museum.
Or here for a quick one-page summary article about Vic High’s history.