Queen Elizabeth High School (Edmonton)

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Coordinates: 53°35′28″N 113°29′15″W / 53.59111°N 113.48750°W / 53.59111; -113.48750

Queen Elizabeth High School
9425 132 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta
School type Public secondary school
Motto Virili Parte
(To the Utmost of Our Ability)
Founded 1960
School board Edmonton Public Schools
Area trustee Cheryl Johner
Principal Sue Bell
Key people Darrell Kushniruk (resource officer)
Grades 10–12
Enrollment 1,170 (2014)
Colour(s) Purple      and gold     
(Blue/Gold for some male sports)
Mascot The Knight
Team name Knights

Queen Elizabeth Composite High School, located in north Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is a senior high school in the Edmonton Public School System.


The Queen Elizabeth High School is named after Queen Elizabeth II.

Academic programs[edit]

The school has advanced placement classes. By participating in an AP course, the student is able to enter a world of intense discussion and thought. AP courses give the students intellectual responsibility to think for themselves and to learn to reason, analyze, and understand. AP allows students to undertake college level academic learning and advance into second year college or university courses which traditionally have a much smaller enrollment. Upon successful completion of an AP course, students are eligible to receive university credit and/or advanced placement at over 4000 colleges and universities worldwide. Research shows that AP students are more likely to graduate from university with a double major and are twice as likely to pursue a PH.D., or studies in medicine or law.[1]

The school has an aviation program instructing students interested in getting a private pilot license, taught by teacher/flight instructor Alan Newsome. The program covers a curriculum provided by Transport. Canada.[2]


The school athletic teams are called the 'Queen Elizabeth Knights', and the school colours are purple and gold. Athletic programs at the school include: Badminton, Ball Hockey, Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Team Handball, Volleyball, Weight Training, Wrestling, and curling.

Individual Support Program[edit]

The Individual Support Program, for students with severe to profound developmental delays, occupies a classroom and a small, enclosed courtyard which features a rock waterfall, wooden bridge, limestone pathway, and shrubbery, along with a pagoda with spruce log seats and teaching stone. The courtyard, created in 2005, is used as a "Living Classroom" as well as for high school activities and community events. About 20 students are in the program, ranging in age from 14 to 20.[1]

Judges for the 2006/07 School–Community Public Relations Awards selected "The Living Classroom," for the School Award of Excellence.[3]

English as Second Language[edit]

English as Second Language (known as ESL) is program for newcomers from many different countries to learn English. Many students who successfully finished ESL courses will enroll to regular dash two classes. If you are interested in different languages you may take Spanish , Punjabi, French and Arabic

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 22, 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2007.  Web page titled "School’s living classroom is a treasure" at the Alberta Teachers' Association Web site, accessed October 29, 2007
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 5, 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2007.  Web page titled "Queen Elizabeth Private Pilot Groundschool" at the Canadian Flight Institute Web site, accessed October 29, 2007
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved October 30, 2007.  Macdonald, Koni, ""Living Classroom" receives ATA’s School–Community award", article at the Alberta Teachers' Association Web site, accessed October 29, 2007

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