École du Carrefour

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École du Carrefour
Ecole du Carrefour.jpg
201A avenue du Portage
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
School board Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
Principal Daniel Côté
Vice principal Michel Colette
School type High School
Grades 7-12
Language French
Mascot Leopard
Colours Purple, White, Black and Silver
Founded 1991
Enrollment 390 (September 2010)
Homepage http://carrefour.ednet.ns.ca/

École du Carrefour is a Canadian francophone public school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for students in grades 7 through 12. It is operated by the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP). It is located in the same building as the French community centre.


École du Carrefour du Grand-Havre opened its doors in 1991 thanks to George Cottreau and his committee. It took them ten long years of negotiations in order for them to achieve their vision of a French-only school as it exists today. In its first year, École du Carrefour had 120 students.

Originally the only French school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, this school was attended by students from primary grades to grade 12. After the student population became too large for the school to support, two elementary schools (grades primary to 6) were constructed. These schools were Bois-Joli in Dartmouth and Beaubassin in Bedford. Beaubassin eventually came to house up to grade 8, Until 2010.

The mascot of École du Carrefour is a leopard, and the school colours are grey and purple.

One of the many school cheers[edit]

Nous sommes les, les, les Léopards.
On est féroce, on est gagnant,
On va leur faire du tord.
Avec l'esprit tout habillé en mauve et gris
A part tous ça c'qu'on fait c'est en français.
Avec Léo et ces amis
On a du fun et puis
Nous sommes les, les, les Léopards!

Student Government[edit]

École du Carrefour has a student government called the CJÉ (Conseil Jeunesse Étudiant). This body is composed of 10 people in total: a president, four vice presidents, a representative from grade 7, a representative from grade 8, a representative from grade 9, a secretary, and a treasurer. One or many members of the teaching staff play a role as monitoring agent of the CJÉ. In order to apply for positions on the board, the Presidents and secretary must hold a minimum 75% average in French, while the treasurer must have a minimum of 75% in mathematics. All other members require an average of 70% or higher. Coordinates: 44°42′19.3″N 63°31′58.2″W / 44.705361°N 63.532833°W / 44.705361; -63.532833