|Queen Elizabeth High School History.|
Queen Elizabeth is a comprehensive high school which has been operating at its current
location on the corner of Bell Road and Robie Street since September 1942. It has served,
with distinction and pride, students from Halifax as well as the national and international
We have maintained a dedicated and highly professional staff, some of whom have won prestigious awards and recognition for excellence in teaching. Their expertise has enabled us to offer a range of programs designed, as much as possible, to meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of our students.
Our facilities include an excellent library, art rooms, music rooms, technology education shops, science laboratories, computer laboratories, family studies rooms, a reading resource room, a learning support centre, an ESL centre, a gymnasium, an auditorium and a full service cafeteria - all of which are accessible to the physically challenged.
We encourage our students to adopt our school motto "Facere Faciendo Discimus" which means "We Learn to Do by Doing", in both curricular and co-curricular activities. Our students have earned academic honours which include ten Rhodes Scholarships, awards in public speaking and debating, success in math and science competitions and recognition in music and the Fine Arts.
Our students are also encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as Canada's oldest High School Model Parliament, the High School Drama Festival, a student newspaper and classic Broadway musicals. Our sports program of football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, track and skiing has enabled our students to distinguish themselves in local and provincial championships. We foster our students' concern and respect for members of our community through the service activities of Peer Helpers, Peer Tutoring, Peer Drug Education, the Community Service Club, the Cultural Awareness Youth Group, and the Environmental Green Team.
In addition to being registered as a designated school for children of the United States Armed Forces and Diplomatic Personnel, we have a long tradition of attracting students from other parts of Canada and from overseas. Our truly international student population speaks twenty-seven different languages and represents over thirty countries spanning six continents. QEH is currently in the process of making application to become recognized as an International Baccalaureate School.
Should you choose to attend Queen Elizabeth High School you will be joining a student body which is recognized for its academic excellence, character, respect for the individual differences and abilities of others, and community leadership.