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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Mary Butterworth is situated in the community of Castle Downs. We are a Junior High School with a populaton of approximately 600 students.  

    Mary Butterworth primarily draws students from the Beaumaris, Baturyn, Dunluce, Lorieli and Lago Lindo neighbourhoods.  Mary Butterworth is also the catchment school for students residing in the Chambery, Elsinore, Canossa, Rapperswill and Albany communities.  

    Mary Butterworth is a district special needs site for Opportunity and Behaviour Learning Assistance Grades 7-9.  We are also proud to offer Pre Advanced Placement for Grades 7-9 and a Knowledge and Employability program at Grade 8 and 9.  

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  • Registration


    2019-2020 School Year

    Registration is closed in Grades 7, 8 and 9 for families outside of Mary Butterworth School's attendance area. We are still accepting registrations for these grade levels if you have moved into our attendance area after April 15, 2019. Not sure if Mary Butterworth is your designated school? Use the Find a School tool, enter your address and view results to see your designated schools. 

    • Please visit Edmonton Public Schools' Registration Information Web Page for all important information about registering your child.   Feel free to contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
    • If you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you will need to fill out a EPSB Student Registration Form‌, as well as provide a birth certificate and proof of residency.
    • For new students you can find our Supply List 2019-2020.

    2020-2021 School Year

    Pre-Enrollment begins March 9th 2020 and goes until April 15th 2020.

    At this time parents can come into the school to pre-enroll students, regardless of if MBS is your designated school or not. If the student is currently attending an EPSB school, you can pre-enrol on SchoolZone.


    Open House

    Our Open House is Thursday March 12th 2020, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm

    More information will become available February 2020


    Pre-Advanced Placement Program

    Note: Pre-Advanced Placement applicaiton is now closed. Application to the 2020-2021 school year will begin during pre-enrollment.

    What is the Pre-AP Program?  This program is intended for all junior high students who want an academically rigorous and challenging program.  It is appropriate for students who are interested in broadening their intercultural and international perspectives. 

    For our Pre-Ap Program Information Package: Pre-AP Information Package 2019

    For the Application Package: Pre-AP Application 2019

    If you would like further information about this program, please come to our Open House

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Mary Butterworth School we focus on improving teaching and learning.  Staff use proven, research-based teaching strategies and assessment practices to help students reach their potential. Students are expected to be strategic readers.  They should understand what they are expected to learn and be able to explain their mastery of the learning expectations.  ‌


    For more information, please read our Student Rights and Responsibilities.

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At Mary Butterworth, we provide students with meaningful opportunities to explore their interests, discover their talents and grow academically. Together, we work collaboratively with families to ensure each student achieves their full potential.  We offer:


• a talented and caring staff

• an abundance of technology - SMART Boards, Chromebooks, wireless networks

• a monthly student recognition program

• instruction that focuses on developing students’ citizenship skills

• support for students and their families through community partnerships



Principal's Message

Welcome to Mary Butterworth School

At Mary Butterworth School we believe all students have the right to high quality learning environments and to learning opportunities that are relevant to them now, and in their futures.  Our staff are committed to providing extra-curricular opportunities for students to allow them to grow as individuals, and to become contributing members of our community.

Mary Butterworth School is a positive and caring school  that values the relationships we have with our students, our families and our school community.  We have high expectations of our students and challenge them to be the best they can be academically, physically, socially and emotionally.

It is our goal to provide outstanding opportunities for each student to grow academically, physically, socially and emotionally.  We strive to provide the very best assessment practices that support academic growth and for our students to become engaged in their learning.

Parents and guardians will receive information related to special school events, meetings, and other information via SchoolZone.epsb.ca.  SchoolZone also gives families access to school information, report cards, attendance information and specific classroom news.  If you require a password for SchoolZone, or assistance with using it, please contact the office.

As students are more successful in all aspects of school when families, the school community and the school are connected we strongly encourage you to participate in school events throughout the year.  We look forward to working with you this year and in the years to come.



Cathy Taylor,