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New School Name Approved

Posted on Dec 13, 2023

In November, a school naming committee was formed to discuss potential name options for the new school. The goal of the committee was to bring all feedback to the group and to select one option to propose to the Board for approval at the next public board meeting. 

On Tuesday, December 13, 2023, the Board of Trustees approved the proposed name for the new school project. The new school,l located on the current St. Francis Xavier school site (318 - 8th Street N.E.), will be named Holy Trinity Academy.

The name was chosen for a variety of reasons, the primary reason being the symbolism of three schools (St. Mary’s, St. Michael’s and St. Francis Xavier) joining together as one; as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one. The word “Academy” was chosen to represent the academy programming: St. FX Sports Academy, St. Michael’s Fine Arts focus and St. Mary’s Fine Arts Academy that will be transitioning to the new school building upon completion. 

The Board of Trustees, Senior Administration and School Administrators are pleased with the thoughtful naming decision, and look forward to watching three schools come together as one!

Holy Trinity Academy updates can be found on our division website. As the project progresses more information will be shared!

School Naming Process:

When new schools are being built families and community members wonder what the name of the new school in their community will be and how that name is chosen. At the MHCBE, the naming of a new school or a change in the name of an existing school is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees.

To select a school name, the Board of Trustees will organize a school naming committee. The committee will then recommend a name for the school to the Board of Trustees for approval.