Brookfield High School (Ottawa)

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Brookfield High School
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824 Brookfield Road

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Coordinates45°22′20″N 75°41′05″W / 45.37222°N 75.68472°W / 45.37222; -75.68472Coordinates: 45°22′20″N 75°41′05″W / 45.37222°N 75.68472°W / 45.37222; -75.68472
(May We Move Forward Together)
School boardOttawa Carleton District School Board
SuperintendentNeil Yorke-Slader
Area trusteeShirley Seward
PrincipalTracy Shapiro
Enrollment650 (2013-14)
LanguageEnglish, French
Colour(s)Blue, White and Red             
Team nameBlues

Brookfield High School is an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board high school in the Riverside Park neighbourhood of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was officially opened in 1962.

Like most of the Ottawa schools, it is composite and semestered. It specializes in a French immersion program, and is one of the few schools in Ottawa to offer instruction in Arabic. It also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and German and Spanish as third languages. Brookfield is known for their athletics. They are usually strong in men's Soccer, Hockey, and Wrestling, also men's Rugby.

Brookfield High School was recognized by the George Lucas Foundation in 2008 for their outstanding achievements in the integration of technology across the curriculum.[2]

Music program[edit]

The Music program of Brookfield High School has various groups such as: Junior/Senior Concert Band, Jazz Band, the World Voices Choir, and Guitar class. The program recently got the prestigious MusiCounts Grant of $10,000 to upgrade their musical instruments. Brookfield High School is the only school in Ottawa to get this grant.

The Senior Concert Band has achieved a Gold status at Regional Music Fest for three years in a row, with a Silver status at Nationals. The Junior Concert Band achieved silver status twice and gold status once at Regional Music Fest. In the 2011 music festival, the senior band achieved gold once again. In 2012 the Senior Band received gold at the Kiwanis Music Festival and Silver at Nationals.

The Senior Jazz Band achieved Silver status twice and a Gold status once at Regional Music Fest, with a Gold standing at National Music Fest. The Percussion Ensemble, newly formed in 2008-09, achieved a Silver status at Regional Music Fest. The Brookfield High School concert and stage bands produced an album in 1972.

The World Voices Choir has performed at the Senate of Canada, CBC radio/news, CTV news, National Library and Archives, RCMP Sunset Ceremonies, Stephen Lewis Foundation meeting, and other locations. They participated in the Gulu walk, performed at the peace hall, have created partnership with Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, and have performed at many fund raising events. Recently, they have connected with KIVA, a non- profit organization promoting micro financing for entrepreneurs in developing countries. They have released two of their own CDs: Ubuntu and We Have A Dream.


Brookfield is home to several successful sports teams, many of which have earned high rankings at municipal and even provincial championships.

Boys'/Girls' Basketball, Senior/Junior Boys' Rugby 7's &15's, Boys'/Girls' Wrestling, Girls' Touch Football, Boys'/Girls Soccer, Boys'/Girls' Volleyball, Boys'/Girls' Badminton, Boys'/Girls' Curling, Boys' Hockey, Boys' Baseball, Boys'/Girls' Ultimate Frisbee, Boys' Golf, Cross country running, Nordic Skiing, and Track & Field.

Senior soccer team[edit]

2010-2011 Tier 2 Champs

2011-2012 Tier 1 Champs

2012-2013 Tier 1 Champs

Senior rugby team[edit]

2012-2013 Tier 1 Champs

2014-2015 Tier 2 Champs

2016-17 A/AA OFSAA Ottawa Champs

School council[edit]

The Brookfield School Council is an active forum in which the school administration and representatives of parents of the students participate on a voluntary basis to collaboratively work towards enhancement of the learning experiences and social life of the school community.

The Brookfield School Council has been successful in receiving the Public Reach Out Grant sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Ontario for "Networking with Parents through Highlight of Pathway to Higher Education and Global Outlook" for the year 2008-09. The Education Seminar event being organised under this grant, titled "Pathways to Higher Education: From High School to College and University" involves the general public including all the current and future parents of the Ottawa-Carleton district school board and High commissioners and diplomatic staff of countries whose students have largely come to the high schools in Canada in recent years. Subsequently, the event information will be made available on internet for the benefit of the broader community of current and future parents.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "School Profile 2013-2014" (PDF). Brookfield High School. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  2. ^ Karena O'Riordan (2008-01-22). "Canadian Kaleidoscope: Brookfield High School". Edutopia. The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
  3. ^ "'I'm completely inappropriate'". Archived from the original on 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  4. ^ Steve Johnson. "Championing the game". Tabaret:The magazine of the University of Ottawa. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  5. ^ Cleary, Martin (2008-03-24). "Brookfield inducting 54 athletes onto its inaugural sports wall of fame". Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa: Canwest Publishing Inc. pp. 37–39. Archived from the original on 2010-07-15.
  6. ^ a b Tony Atherton. 2001. Ottawa's nasty cartoon guy is back: Ren & Stimpy creator declares war on sensitivity and correctness :[Final Edition]. The Ottawa Citizen, August 30.
  7. ^ "Weight training gets underway at BHS! - Rideau Canoe Club". Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  8. ^ "Ottawa sprinter faces 'do or die' prospect with Olympics berth". Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  9. ^ "HD Pioneer Randall Dark Chooses Canon's XL H1S HD Camcorder". Creative Cow. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Ottawa International Animation Festival Line-up ranges from Local to Globall". Cinemablographer.

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