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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    At Mary Butterworth we are proud to offer our students a variety of clubs and activities to meet the diverse needs and interests of our student population.  Some of the current clubs we offer are: 

    • Library Club
    • Service Club
    • Citadel Club
    • Intramurals
    • Yearbook
    • Science Club
    • Ski Club
    • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Club
    • LGBTQ Club
    • Social Justice Club 

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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.  ‌

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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 450 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 also 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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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

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Mary Butterworth School. At Mary Butterworth School, the success of all students is important to us. We provide personalized programs for every student in a safe and caring environment. The purpose of the school is to provide opportunities for each student to grow in a supportive community that foster high achievement, responsible citizenship and the pursuit of excellence in education.

We work toward helping students build a foundation upon which they may achieve a bright future.


Deborah Cooper