Churchill Secondary School is located in south-central Vancouver at the junction of West 54th Avenue and Heather Street. First opened in 1956, the school is home to around 2000 students who list as their places of birth over 50 countries worldwide. The school has gained a reputation internationally for its highly successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, which was founded in the mid-1980s. In addition, Churchill School features an acclaimed French Immersion District Program, the District's Ideal Mini School, and one of of only two District Autism Resource Programs, as well as an assortment of course and departmental offerings that include Technology, Home Economics, Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Business Education. More recently, the school has adopted as its guiding principle the belief that all students are able to achieve a high level in one or more areas of study and/or activity given the support and caring culture and high level of instruction that exists at the school. This belief promotes 21st century learning as the staff continues to focus on individualized learning for all students that is supported with the integration of technology. In the spring of 2007, the school celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a highly successful school community celebration, past and present. This sense of community has continued to grow/expand as we continue to collect and analyze data looking to ensure true success for "each" learner.