Canterbury High School (Ottawa, Ontario)

Canterbury High School is an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board high school in the Elmvale Acres neighbourhood of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is an arts magnet school, and located at 900 Canterbury Ave. It serves 1304 students. While offering both an arts program and a general program, Canterbury is known primarily for the arts. The Arts Canterbury program began in 1983.HistoryThe school opened in 1969 as a comprehensive high school. It was the last in a series of ten high schools built by the Collegiate Board to deal with the baby boom. At the time of its opening it was considered an extremely modern school, employing all the latest ideas in education. Most notably many of its walls were moveable, allowing for an easy reorganization of space. It also had one of the largest libraries of any secondary school. From 1969 to 1976, Canterbury offered a technical programme based on Aerospace Technology. The shops offered Airframe, and other aviation based technical studies. The school did operate a 1969 Cessna 190J (CF-CHS) and our Schweitzer 2-33 glider(CF-ABE). The Ottawa Board of Education withdrew support of the concept based on liability issues.The school later, as a result of a specialized schools program became an arts magnet school. As an arts magnet school it has since enjoyed great support from the local and arts communities as well as its former alumni, as best illustrated when the band Arcade Fire played a special show on January 19, 2007 in the cafeteria in support of the arts programs.

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Canterbury High School (Ottawa, Ontario)

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