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Glebe Collegiate Institute is a high school in the Glebe neighbourhood of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Administered by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Glebe Collegiate Institute has approximately 1,700 students. Glebe is the district's largest school. Students and sports teams are referred to as "Gryphons". The Gryphons' performance has led to Glebe Collegiate Institute being consistently ranked one of the premier athletics schools in Canada. The Gryphons' impressive record includes OFSAA championships in ice hockey, track and field, XC running, tennis, alpine skiing, soccer, volleyball, Nordic skiing and rowing. Glebe Collegiate was selected as one of Canada's best schools in the 23 August 2004 edition of Maclean's news magazine. The school offers specialized programs, such as French immersion, English as a second language, bilingual gifted, and a special education learning centre. It has an excellent academic standing and one of the best music programs in the city, including a unique, five-time gold award-winning, unconventional percussion group called Offbeat. Glebe's excellence in the arts has also been demonstrated in the dramatic arts by their Improv Teams, who have placed twice at the Canadian Improv Games National Finals.