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Principal's Message

Welcome to the USS website!

I would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we work and learn on is the traditional and unceded territory of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ.

Ucluelet Secondary School (USS) is a small rural school located on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island. The school provides education for students from six communities: Tofino, Ucluelet, Esowista, Tyhistanis, Opitsaht, & Hitacu. We have approximately 160 students from grades 8-12.

We are an inclusive school that constantly strives to reach our school's system goal of: All students will successfully transition from grade-to-grade culminating in a Dogwood diploma within six years of entering Grade 8.

Unique programs we offer at our school include: Sustainability Studies, Kayaking, and Nuu-chah-nulth. Other elective programs include: Home Economics (textiles and foods & nutrition); Woodwork (furniture making); Visual Art (various medium including media art), Sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science); Music (concert band & jazz band); Humanities (geography, history, and BC First Nations 12); and French and Information Technology.

We are a small but mighty school that feels more like a big family once you walk through our doors because we believe that all our students are valuable and precious. hišukʷin hašaḥ (we are all valuable, precious)

Take care.

Carol Sedgwick, Principal