Virtual Open House
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, Lorelei 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.
Please note that Mary Butterworth School is full in planned classes in the regular program in Grades 7 to 9 for families outside of the school's attendance area. We are only accepting registrations in the regular program if you are a resident of Edmonton Public Schools and have newly moved into our attendance area after April 15, 2020. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian that is non-Roman Catholic and who resides within the City of Edmonton. Non-resident students may only enroll in another Division school with space remaining in planned classes.
To learn more about Mary Butterworth, please see our 2020-2021 Information Guide
Note: The information noted in the Information Guide may not be applicable, due to Covid-19 pandemic measures to keep students safe such as at-home learning and a modified schedule.
For students new to Mary Butterworth, please see our Supply List 2020 2021 Updated August 18 2020
Pre-enrollment starts March 8th and ends April 15th, 2021.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will not be having an in-person Open House. View our informative Open House website to learn more about Mary Butterworth.
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. Learn more here.
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.
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
Welcome to Mary Butterworth School
During the 2020-2021 school year, we have a robust plan to keep our school calm and safe through the COVID-19 pandemic; we are also focused on connecting with our students and providing high quality learning experiences around the critical learner outcomes.
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.
As a staff team, we work collaboratively towards a common approach, and we are united in our commitment to ensure that our working and learning environment feels safe, welcoming, caring, and respectful. We are also committed to ensuring our students learn the critical skills and understandings necessary for leading a life of dignity and fulfillment.
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, progress reports, attendance information and specific classroom news. If you require a password for SchoolZone, or assistance with using it, please contact the office.
We look forward to working together with all of our MBS community this year!