Fredericton High School

Fredericton High School is a high school in the city of Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada.

Fredericton High School
300 Priestman Street

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E3B 6J8

Coordinates45.9415261°N 66.6628106°W / 45.9415261; -66.6628106
School typeHigh school
MottoPalma Non Sine Pulvere
(Success not without work)
School districtAnglophone West School District
PrincipalShane Thomas[1]
Enrollment1469 (in 2011)
Colour(s)Yellow and Black         
Team nameBlack Kats
YearbookThe Graduate


When the city of Fredericton was initially laid out in 1758, city planners set aside a plot of land in the downtown region that was intended to become a school. That school was incorporated in 1790 as the College of New Brunswick and was intended to be a boarding school, patterned after the boys' public schools in England. In 1829 when King's College opened in Fredericton, the school was renamed to the Collegiate Grammar School, and was supported by the College. In 1871, the Free School Act was enacted, and the school again changed its name, this time to the Collegiate High School. At this time it became a preparatory school for King's College, which by then had become the University of New Brunswick.

FHS copes with the Syrian exodus

In July 2016, Fredericton High School attracted media attention after The Rebel obtained internal documents discussing the transitional challenges of hosting new students fleeing the Syrian Civil War.[2] Said administrator Chantal Lafargue,[2]

Canadian Minister of Immigration John McCallum has said that while the refugee program is a federal responsibility, schools are a responsibility of the provinces.[2]

Notable alumni


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