McNally High School

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McNally High School
McNally School logo Edmonton.png
8440 - 105 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T6A 1B6
Coordinates 53°32′55″N 113°27′33″W / 53.54861°N 113.45917°W / 53.54861; -113.45917Coordinates: 53°32′55″N 113°27′33″W / 53.54861°N 113.45917°W / 53.54861; -113.45917
School type Public Secondary School
Motto 'Nihil Sed Optimum'
('Nothing But The Best')
Opened 1964
School board Edmonton Public Schools
Superintendent Darrel Robertson
Area trustee Bridget Stirling
Principal Dr. Lisa Wright
Grades 10–12
Enrollment 1050 [1] (2016)
Language English
Colour(s) Orange and Black         
Mascot The Tiger (Roary)
Team name Tigers
Budget $7,300,092 (2015 - 2016) [2]

McNally High School is a high school located in the Forest Heights neighborhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is operated by the Edmonton Public Schools system.

Programs of study[edit]

International Baccalaureate[edit]

McNally offers the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Diploma Program in addition to the Alberta education curriculum. Having a diploma graduating class normally greater than forty students a year, McNally has one of the largest IB classes in Alberta. However, this is often attributed to the medium population base of the school, with about 300 students enrolled in the diploma program and 200 students enrolled in the certificate program each year. McNally currently offers IB courses in Biology (HL), English (A1) (HL), History (HL), Physics (SL), and Visual Arts (SL), Chemistry (HL,SL), French (B), Spanish (B), Mathematics (SL), Mandarin (B) (HL), Music (SL), and Math Studies(SL).

Career and Technology Studies[edit]

The school offers a variety of programs aimed to help students develop skills for employment after graduation. These include: Automotives, Photography, Computer Programming & Animation, Web Design, Communication Technology, Construction, Design Studies,Culinary Arts and Welding. Preparatory courses in Culinary Arts are offered at the school, allowing students to leave high school ready for a career in these areas.

The building[edit]

While the building itself is not new, it has undergone many upgrades and repairs in recent years, including new lockers throughout the whole school, new bathrooms, all the classrooms were painted, and the Phys Ed. office and girls' change rooms were renovated. The school has separate labs for all the sciences, including a physics lab, a biology lab, a chemistry lab and three computer labs. McNally is very dedicated to athletics, and as a result, there are two gyms, a fitness center and a new dance facility. There is also a large drama room and multiple music / choral rooms.


The following are the teams that are available at McNally High School.

  • Badminton
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • Rugby
  • Curling,
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Football,
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Notable alumni[edit]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Programs run by students, for students, are important and widespread and give students the opportunity to organize students' union and other club events such as Touch of Class, Trick or Treat and Multicultural Talent Show.

The Student Union is a body that oversees the general student activities and is led by an elected Student Council President, assisted by other executives assistants.

The Graduation Council is a body that oversees the graduating class and the execution of the graduation ceremonies. Like the Student Council, it is led by a President, sometimes elected and sometimes appointed depending on the discretion of the teacher(s) and student(s) involve in the club. Then there are many positions that correspond to specific needs of the Graduation, such as raising funds, advertisements, sponsors, finances, secretarial services, banquet, commencement, media technicalities, etc. The participation in the Graduation Council, including its Presidential Elections, requires you to be a member of the graduating class.


Many clubs are available at McNally, with plenty of opportunities to start new clubs or associations.[3]

  • Best Buddies
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program
  • Cappies (Critics and Awards Program)
  • Citadel Theatre student’s club
  • Dr. Who club
  • Global Opportunities (GO) Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance (G.S.A.)
  • Grad council
  • Hip Hop Collective
  • McNally Assists Students Serving in Volunteer Experiences (M.A.S.S.I.V.E.)
  • McNally International club
  • McNally Newspaper Club
  • McNally Student Governance
  • Multicultural club
  • Multi-media club
  • Music club
  • Robotics
  • Running club
  • Science Olympics
  • Ski club
  • Speak Up, Write Down (Speech, Debate, and Writing)
  • Students’ Union
  • Triple C (Chinese Culture Club)
  • Yearbook committee


  • Bike-a-thon - a fundraising event for Kids with Cancer.
  • Walk for Water
  • 30 Hour Famine
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Global Vote On Poverty


  1. ^ "STUDENT LIFE". McNally School. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  2. ^ "McNally Budget" (PDF). Edmonton Public School Board. 
  3. ^ "Clubs and Activities". McNally School. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 

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