Prince Andrew High School

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Prince Andrew High School
Prince Andrew High School 2006-04-15-1.jpg
31 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2W 2R7
School type High school
Founded 1960
School board Halifax Regional School Board
School number HRSB ID 127
Principal Mr. Nathan Mackinnon
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 911 (September 2001)
Language English
Area 12,000 sq ft (1,100 m2)
Colour(s) Blue, Black and White             
Mascot Panther
Team name Prince Andrew Panthers
Renovations 1970, 1978, 1986

Prince Andrew High School is a Canadian public school, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It is operated by the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) and is now an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school, offering the Diploma program. It also offers the O2 program (options and opportunities).

Currently 911 students attend, and graduating classes consists of approximately 300 students.

The school was opened in 1960 and has gone through numerous renovations throughout the years, and also a second gymnasium was added in renovations. Additionally, upgrades to the cafeteria has given it a more modern design.


The school was built for the 1960/61 school year. In 1970 an addition to the school created a second gym, now known as the new gym, and a new wing. The additions in 1978 and 1986 added on wings, an auditorium, and expanded the library. Prince Andrew's unofficial rival school is Dartmouth High School.

Prince Andrew High School celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, when it its 50th class graduated.

The school has been the high school of many top hockey prospects, such as Greg MacKinnon, Zach Fucale and Nikolai Ehlers.

Fine arts[edit]

Prince Andrew High School's Fine Arts program has a wide variety of courses including audio recording, theatre, visual art, film & video, band, dance, and drama.

Each year in March, April, or May, the theater group "The PA Playas" performs a play or musical. In 2017, they will be performing "Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life: The Musical".

Prince Andrew often hosts the Christmas concerts of its elementary feeder schools in its auditorium as well as community, Woodlawn Dartmouth, events.


In the 2014-2015 school year the departments at Prince Andrew High School include Business and Technology, English, Fine Arts, Languages and Library Services, Math, Science, Social Studies, Wellness and Guidance. There are four levels of courses available within these departments— Essential, Foundation, Academic and Advanced.

Prince Andrew is an IB World School. It has been offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since 2007, with its first graduates matriculating in 2009.


Some of the sports offered at Prince Andrew High School include canadian football, hockey, basketball, rugby union, track & field, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, cheerleading, badminton, cricket, table tennis, softball, cross country, skiing, golf and snowboarding.

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