Earl of March Secondary School
|Earl of March Secondary School|
It is Yours
|4 The Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario, K2K 1Y4, Canada
|Public transit access||Yes (OC Transpo)|
|School board||Ottawa Carleton District School Board|
|Area trustee||Christine Boothby (Zone 2)|
|Vice principal||Monica Leonhardt
|Grades||9–12 (with additional extension to grades 7 and 8 in the near future)|
|Team name||The Lions|
Green, White, Gold, and Black
|Founded||6 December 1971|
|Communities served||Kanata Lakes
|Feeder schools||Castlefrank Elementary School,
Katimavik Elementary School,
Stephen Leacock Public School,
W. Erskine Johnston Public School
Earl of March Secondary School, one of the province's top rated public schools, is located in suburban Kanata in the Beaverbrook neighbourhood. The school also serves the neighbourhoods of Kanata Lakes and Katimavik-Hazeldean.
Earl of March opened in 1971 and was the first secondary school built in the area that would eight years later become the City of Kanata (later to be amalgamated within the City of Ottawa). The school took its name from Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Earl of March, who served as Governor General of British North America in the early 19th century. When it opened, Earl of March's catchment area was a large part of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa–Carleton, encompassing March, Huntley, Torbolton, and Fitzroy townships and part of Goulbourn Township. As such, Earl of March served for many years as the sole high school for Ottawa's then-nascent northwestern suburbs outside the Greenbelt.
The school was one of the first in the Ottawa area to offer French immersion instruction at the secondary level.
Earl of March features a 700 seat auditorium. Four sections of the auditorium can be partitioned off into lecture theaters that can be used as class rooms. During the 1970s and 1980s the auditorium was used as a theater.
Earl of March sports teams go by the nickname of the Lions.
Advanced Placement Program
Earl of March currently offers one of the most extensive Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses in Ontario. AP is a program that offers high school students the opportunity to receive university credit for their work during high school.
- David Ellett, hockey player
- Roger Hardy, founder & CEO of Coastal.com and Owner of Clearly Contacts (Class of 1988)
- Jenn Hanna, curler (Class of 1999)
- Trevor Matthews, founder & CEO, Brookstreet Pictures (Class of 2002)
- Darroll Powe of the Minnesota Wild (Class of 2003)
- Gavin McInnes, cofounder of Vice Magazine
- Earl of March School Website
- OCDSB Website
- 2006–2007 OCDSB School Profile
- 2005–2006 OCDSB School Profile
- 2004–2005 OCDSB School Profile