12500 Harvest Hills Blvd. N.E, T3K 2S3
Opened: Sept. 2023
Capacity | 1800
New School Updates
Apr. 7, 2023
Board of Trustees Names New North High School
North Trail High School is the name of the new Calgary Board of Education high school under construction in the community of Coventry Hills.
The Board of Trustees approved the name for this school, which is expected to open in September 2023. Regular program students who live in the communities of Country Hills, Country Hills Village, Coventry Hills, Harvest Hills, Hidden Valley and Panorama Hills will be designated to the school.
The name “North Trail High School” was selected by the Board after gathering input on possible names through the school name recommendation committee, a community naming survey, and by consulting with an Indigenous Elder. The school name recommendation committee was comprised of CBE trustees, parent and/or community representatives and members of CBE administration.
The Elder shared some of the stories of the north trail, and the land where the new high school is being built. The north trail includes the trails used by the Siksika and honours the warriors and ancestors. Warriors would travel this trail to prepare for new birth (spring). The trail may also have been used by the Cree to enter Blackfoot territory to negotiate treaties and possibly trade.
On this land, the area may once have been a place for harvesting tobacco. The area may also have been a natural pharmacy where medicines were harvested, as well as saskatoon berries and chokecherries. The Northern Lights can be seen from this spot.
North Trail High School will serve students in Grade 10-11 when it opens, and will expand to Grade 10-12 the following year.
Jan. 31, 2023
School Visits and Virtual Open House Events for Current Grade 10 Students
We would like to inform current Grade 10 students and their parents/guardians that over the next couple of weeks there will be opportunities for students to learn about the new north Calgary high school (Official Name TBA).
The principal and newly appointed assistant principals of the new north Calgary high school will be visiting Crescent Heights High School and John G. Diefenbaker High School to meet Grade 10 students during the school day. The schools will be hosting assemblies where students will be able to learn about the school, and essential steps in preparing for Grade 11, as well as ask questions about the new school to the administrative team.
- Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 Crescent Heights High School
- Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2023 John G. Diefenbaker High School
- Other School Visits To Be Determined
There will also be a Virtual Open House for current Grade 10 students and their parents/guardians to attend. The Virtual Open House will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted through Microsoft TEAMS.
full invitation for details.
Jan. 17, 2023
Open House Events for the New North Calgary High School
We would like to invite current Grade 9 students and their parents/guardians to one of three Open House Events for the new north Calgary high school. This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet the principal, learn about the school, and about essential steps in preparing for Grade 10.
The Open House Events will be held in the following locations:
- Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 7:00 pm Captain Nichola Goddard School
- Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 7:00 pm Valley Creek School
- Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 7:00 pm Nose Creek School
Please see the
invitation for more information.
Dec. 1, 2022
Inform | New North Calgary High School Designation Information
The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is pleased to be opening a new high school in north Calgary in September 2023. For the 2023-24 school year, this high school will offer Grades 10 and 11 and will expand to offer Grade 12 for the 2024-25 school year. Regular program students who live in the communities of Country Hills, Country Hills Village, Coventry Hills, Harvest Hills, Hidden Valley and Panorama Hills will be designated to the school.
For full details on grades, designation areas, registration, and other frequently asked questions, read the
Oct. 13, 2022
Announce | North Calgary High School Opening
We are pleased to announce that the new north Calgary high school is on track to open for the first day of school in Sept. 2023. This is exciting news for the many communities this high school will serve.
At this time, we are excited to announce the principal of the North Calgary high school, Michael Bester. Read his introduction and next steps:
North Calgary High School Opening.
The new north Calgary high school will offer Grades 10 and 11 in the 2022-23 school year, with the addition of Grade 12 in 2024-25.
Current CBE Students Designated to the New School
These students will automatically be assigned to the new school. There is no action required from parents, legal guardians or independent students.
Current CBE Students Not Designated to the New School
Please note that the new high school will only accommodate students living within the designated area. Out-of-attendance area students will not be accepted for the new north Calgary high school. The north high school is expected to be at capacity in the near future, and we need to ensure there is enough space for students who live in the communities designated to this school.
New to CBE Students
Students who are new to CBE and live in the communities of Country Hills, Country Hills Village, Coventry Hills, Harvest Hills, Hidden Valley or Panorama Hills are designated to attend the north Calgary high school. Please follow
the CBE registration process to register for school.
Transportation for high school students is available on regular and/or school express routes operated by Calgary Transit. While CBE works collaboratively with Calgary Transit, decisions on service levels are made by Calgary Transit based on available space and resources. Please note that Calgary Transit adjusts its
school express routes annually, and routes are posted over the summer. For additional information, please visit
Calgary Transit’s website.
Programming, Courses and Extracurricular Activities
Programming and extracurriculars at the new north Calgary high school are available for students to review in the 2023-24 complementary course guide.
The construction status is updated using the Construction Projects Status Report that is presented quarterly to the Board of Trustees.
|Design and specifications
Note: Project managed by Alberta Infrastructure.
Building envelope nearly complete, electrical and mechanical ongoing, gym floor installation started, interior masonry complete, millwork installation ongoing.