St. John's High School (Winnipeg)

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St. John's High School is a high school that is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is part of the North District of the Winnipeg School Division. The school was founded in 1899.

To celebrate the school's hundredth anniversary in 2009-2010, the 100th Reunion Committee had left a legacy to honour the past, present and future alumni of St. John's High School. The alumni wall display is located in the library and junior gym hallway. Proceeds were used to complete the wall, and profits were made available for school programs. St. John's High School built in 1899 was accompanied by the founding of Kelvin Technical High School (now known as Kelvin High School).

Designed by Winnipeg school architect J. B. Mitchell and built between 1910-12, St. John’s Technical High School opened for classes in 1912. Its twin, Kelvin Technical High School, opened around the same time for students from the southern part of the city. With exteriors of Tyndall stone and red brick, the interior floor plans for the two schools were identical. The basement housed rooms for “technical” instruction in machining, woodworking, electrical work, mechanical drawing, and plumbing; dressing rooms for the gymnasium; the boiler room; four toilets; and two offices for teachers.


Notable alumni of St. John's include Monty Hall, Burton Cummings, David Steinberg, Ken Kostick, John Hirsch, Ed Evanko, Abe Yanofsky, Louis Slotin, U.S. Senator Sam Hayakawa, Adele Wiseman, Erving Goffman, and Ernie Ahoff.

Sources and external links[edit]

"Torch" - St Johns High School Yearbooks 1943 - 45

Coordinates: 49°55′30″N 97°08′08″W / 49.9251°N 97.1355°W / 49.9251; -97.1355