Principal's Message

Welcome to Merivale High School! 2017-18 will be our school’s first year to offer programs for students in grades 7-12!

At Merivale, we are proud of the opportunities we provide to students to grow and develop to their fullest potential. Our school offers challenging programs in Academics, the Arts and Athletics. We care about our community, within and beyond the school walls. Students are encouraged to participate in some of the many extra-curricular offerings – teams, clubs, student activities, community initiatives. It is through our interests that we often find our futures. Big becomes small when you get involved!

Our Merivale community is built on RESPECT for ourselves, our classmates, our staff, and our school. Our students embody the OCDSB exit outcomes and character traits that will serve them well throughout their lives. Merivale students are diverse, warm and friendly and welcome new students regularly.

Much of Merivale’s success is due to the dedication of the staff members in the school who have created a family-like atmosphere beginning over 50 years ago that continues to this day. Our staff are caring professionals who are committed to supporting our students both within and beyond the classroom and who also volunteer with school teams, clubs, and initiatives.

Most recently Merivale Students organized the school’s first Relay for Life in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Our students worked hard to raise over $30,000 for adult and pediatric cancer research. Merivale teams consistently become city finalists, our bands get Silver or Gold in Music Fest and we have the city of Ottawa’s only Graphic Design Specialist High Skills Major, from which our students are offered post-secondary places at the prestigious Ontario College of Art and Design and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, among others.

As members of the International Certificate Program, Merivale also regularly hosts students from other countries who come for short or long term stays at the school.

We are proud of the academic diversity we offer, and look forward to meeting you!


Jean Fulton-Hale
Principal, Merivale High School

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