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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, 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.  

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  • Registration


    2020-2021 School Year

    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.

    • Student currently enrolled in an Edmonton Public School:
      • First, make sure Mary Butterworth is your designated school. Use the Find a School tool, enter your address and view results to see your designated schools below. 
      • If you have currently moved into our attendance area, you must provide proof of residency with a date, address and name of parent/guardian listed. 
      • To register, email your proof of residency to the school.
      • 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.
    • Student new to the Edmonton Public School district:
      • NEW Starting February 2nd, 2021: If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.

    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


    2021-2022 School Year

    Pre-enrollment starts March 8th and ends April 15th, 2021.

    • Students currently enrolled in an Edmonton Public School will need to pre-enroll on SchoolZone to choose the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrollment. 
    • Students not enrolled in an Edmonton Public School will have to register online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.


    Online Open House Website

    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.


    Pre-Advanced Placement Program

    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. 

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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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Virtual Open House

Mary Butterworth School invites you to view our Virtual Open House.
Future Mavericks, and our current Mavericks, will have an opportunity to explore all the great opportunities, activities and programs at MBS. We look forward to meeting you all!


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

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!


Brenda Mulder