Eden High School

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Eden High School
Eden Crest.jpg
Sanctifica eos in veritate.
Sanctify them by the truth.
Address
535 Lake Street
St. Catharines, Ontario Ontario, L2N 4H7, Canada
Coordinates 43°11′29″N 79°15′10″W / 43.191441°N 79.252873°W / 43.191441; -79.252873Coordinates: 43°11′29″N 79°15′10″W / 43.191441°N 79.252873°W / 43.191441; -79.252873
Information
Religious affiliation Protestant
Principal Mrs. R. Hernder
Patron Rev. Menno Simons D.Min, Th.D
Faculty 74
Funding type Public Secondary School, with privately funded religious faculty and programme.
Endowment $ 8,209,468 CAD[1][2]
Grades 9 to 12
Language English, French, German
Campus St Catharines
(2000 to present)
Locust Grove Estate, Niagara-on-the-Lake
(1945–1996)
Mascot Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Colours           Royal Blue and White
Yearbook Eden Echoes
Newspaper The Eden Chronicle
Established 1945
Enrollment 740
Former Pupils "Old Edenites"
Homepage www.edenhigh.ca

Eden High School, also known simply as Eden, is a co-educational, public secondary school in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
It is a part of the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN). Students from Grade Nine to Grade Twelve study under the Curriculum of the Province of Ontario.

Eden High School was originally located in the neighbouring town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, but moved to St. Catharines when the school population began to grow. When the school moved to St. Catharines it shared buildings with Lakeport Secondary School up until 2011. The roots of Eden High School reach back to the founding of the Virgil-Vineland Bible School Society in 1938, by early Mennonite Brethren settlers in the Niagara Peninsula. The founder of the school was Rev. Isaac Ewert, who began running evening classes under the auspices of the society in late 1938.[3]

Officially founded in 1945 by an act of the Bible Society of Virgil as a private day and boarding school, "Eden Christian College"[4] the School moved to its present location in St. Catharines as a result of a charter agreement with the now reorganized Lincoln County Board of Education.[citation needed]

Campus and facilities[edit]

Eden High School is located on the corner of Lake St. and Linwell Rd. in the north end of St. Catharines, Ontario. Eden is known for having extremely strong academic programs, with recent improvements in both their arts and technology programs. Athletically, Eden is best known for having strong volleyball programs under the leadership of teacher Albino Periera. The Eden senior men's volleyball team has been OFSAA 'AA' Champions for eight consecutive years from 2006 to 2014. Also, a small number of Eden graduates have studied abroad on rowing scholarships and medalled in the Olympic games.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Registered Charity Information Return - Total assets for Fiscal Period End 2008-05-31
  2. ^ The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches at Canada Revenue Agency
  3. ^ gameo.org Redekopp, Alf. "Virgil Bible School (Virgil, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1999. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 January 2009 gameo.org
  4. ^ Gameo.org Friesen, C. Alfred. "Eden High School (Virgil, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2002. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 January 2009 gameo.org
  5. ^ Melanie Kok Winner of two World Rowing Championship gold medals and Olympic bronze.
  6. ^ Olympics.thestar.com Beijing Athletes, 2008

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