Jul 12
Welcome to Lord Beaverbrook High School

Lord Beaverbrook High School opened in 1968 and just reached its 50th year milestone.  While it was once the largest high school in Western Canada, with an extremely large physical footprint and upwards of 3000 students, rapid growth in south Calgary led to new high schools being opened (Centennial in 2005 and Joane Cardinal-Schubert in 2018) which twice impacted the overall population of the building.  Having said that, Beaverbrook continues to be one of the most versatile schools within the CBE, and recently completed a $25-million modernization which resulted in impressive upgrades to our various Career and Technology facilities.  Another change that occurred is that Chinook Learning has been integrated into our building (along with James Fowler), allowing students to complete their high school diploma or upgrade a particular course.

Beaverbrook continues to evolve, as the city does around us, and we look forward to the changes that can come with downsizing and rebuilding (and rebranding).  We continue to offer a full range of academic, elective, and extra-curricular programming.  We believe that our students will directly benefit from a smaller school environment - where they will have comfortable class sizes, be better known by our dedicated staff, will have more opportunities to participate with our sports teams, will have the chance to stand out, and will very much feel ‘fiercely proud’ of the culture that is created.

Initially projected to be between 500-600 students for the 2019-20 school year, we are happy to be approaching 800 and we look forward to a great upcoming year - with many more to come.

Please browse through our new website for other bits of information about our school.  Should there be any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our main office at 403-259-5585 or via email at lordbeaverbrook@cbe.ab.ca .

Sincerely,

Darrin Whitbread
Principal​

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