Dalbrae Academy

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Dalbrae Academy
11156 Highway 9
Mabou, Nova Scotia
Coordinates 46°03′43″N 61°24′29″W / 46.062°N 61.408°W / 46.062; -61.408Coordinates: 46°03′43″N 61°24′29″W / 46.062°N 61.408°W / 46.062; -61.408
Type High School
Motto Intelligence, Integrity, Intensity
Founded 2000
School board Strait Regional School Board
Principal Ann Whalley
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 261[1]
Language English
Color(s) Blue, Red and Gold             
Mascot Dragon

Dalbrae Academy is a secondary school located in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is attended by 261 students in grades 9 to 12. The school falls under the jurisdiction of the Strait Regional School Board.


The school opened in 2000 after the conclusion of several years of heated and fervent debate with the provincial government over the closure of four local P-12 schools.

As a part of the Nova Scotian governments school consolidation process in the late nineties, four schools were closed in the area:

The schools were amalgamated into three new schools: Dalbrae Academy, and the two new P-8 schools- Whycocomagh Education Centre (Whycocomagh), and Bayview Education Centre (Port Hood).

Dalbrae, together with the Strathspey Place performing arts centre, forms a part of the Allan J. MacEachen International Academic and Cultural Centre

The name Dalbrae is a portmanteau of the Scottish Gaelic words dail and brae, which, when combined, refer to a "meeting place on the hill".

The motto of the school was picked in a contest in which students sent in their idea of a school motto. The motto chosen was "Intelligence, integrity, intensity", which is also the motto of professional wrestler Kurt Angle.


  • Principal: Ann Whalley
  • Vice Principal: Ben Berthiaume


In the 2006-2007 Athletic year, the Girls Basketball team won the school's first ever NSSAF Division 3 Provincial Championship, going undefeated in divisional play.

In the 2008-2009 School year, the Dalbrae ROV team won the international ROV competition in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.

In the 2009-2010 School year, Dalbrae Academy was host to a weekly sketch comedy show known as 'Cut Outs and Play House'. All donations and proceeds made went towards Haiti relief efforts.

The Table Tennis team has done very well in the past three years, winning the Regional Banner three consecutive times. They came third in provincials in 2009 and were fourth for the next two years.


  1. ^ Strait Regional School Board, September 30 Enrolments 2012-2013, Accessed September 16, 2013

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