Eden High School

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Eden High School
Eden Crest.jpg
535 Lake Street
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2N 4H7
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
Type Public Secondary School, with privately funded religious faculty and programme.
Motto Sanctifica eos in veritate.
(Sanctify them by the truth.)
Religious affiliation(s) Protestant
Patron saint(s) Rev. Menno Simons D.Min, Th.D
Established 1945
Principal Mr. Goerzen
Faculty 74
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 841
Language English, French, German
Campus St Catharines
(2000 to present)
497 Scott St, St Catharines
(1997 to 1999)
Locust Grove Estate, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Colour(s)           Royal Blue and White
Mascot Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Newspaper The Flyer
Yearbook Eden Echoes
Endowment $ 8,209,468 CAD[1][2]
Former Pupils: "Old Edenites"

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. Eden also has a privately funded spiritual life centre, which is responsible for daily chapel services, one-to-one mentoring, grade retreats, missions trips and life groups.[5] 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 2013.[6] Recently Eden won the AA OFSAA title again in 2015. Also, a small number of Eden graduates have studied abroad on rowing scholarships and medalled in the Olympic games.[7][8]

See also[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. ^ http://www.slceden.com/
  6. ^ "OFSAA Past Champions: Boys Volleybal". Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Melanie Kok Winner of two World Rowing Championship gold medals and Olympic bronze.
  8. ^ Olympics.thestar.com Beijing Athletes, 2008

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