St. Malachy's Memorial High School

St. Malachy's Memorial High School
Saint Malachy's Coat of Arms
2-20 Leinster Street

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Coordinates45.27295°N 66.05596°W / 45.27295; -66.05596
School typeHigh school
MottoEsse Quam Videri
(To be, rather than to seem)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
AdministratorMrs. Christina Barrington
PrincipalMr. Brad Stevens
Teaching staff60
Enrolment11602 (as of 2017)
Colour(s)Red and White         
Team nameSaints


St. Malachy's High School was established in 1958 as an all boys' Catholic High School. St. Malachy's became the successor school to St. Vincent's High School. St. Vincent's was opened in 1919 as an all boys' Catholic high school located next to the city's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. In 1954, St. Vincent's became an all girls' institution.

St. Malachy's was built on the site of Saint John's first Catholic church, St. Malachy's, established in 1814. After a fire, St. Malachy's Hall, a diocesan multipurpose facility, was erected on the site of the old chapel. As the city's population expanded, a need for more schools increased.

St. Malachy's Memorial High School became coeducational in 1982. St. Vincent's High School amalgamated with St. Malachy's in the late 1990s; this institution maintained two campuses. In 2002, St. Vincent's High School closed along with its Cliff Street location.[1]

Today, St. Malachy's Memorial High School is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Saint John and leased by the New Brunswick Department of Education. All faculty and staff are provincial employees.

The school's memorial name commemorates members of St. Vincent's alumni killed in the First World War and the Second World War.


  • 2 Art Rooms
  • 1 Culinary Kitchen
  • 1 Auditorium
  • 2 Audiovisual Rooms
  • 1 Biology Lab
  • 1 Cafeteria
  • 1 Chemistry Lab
  • 4 Computer Labs
  • Gymnasium
  • 2 Music Rooms
  • 2 Elevator Lifts
  • Guidance Centre
  • Resource Centre
  • Sexual Health Centre
  • 1 Library/Common Room
  • 1 Physics Lab
  • Student Lounge

Advanced Placement programmes

  • AP Calculus
  • AP English
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Biology
  • AP Physics
  • AP European History
  • AP French
  • AP Visual Art

Notable alumni


  1. "Plan to turn old school into mixed-income housing earns praise". CBC News NB. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
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