Welcome NEW Students and Parents!

A.R. MacNeill Secondary School


MacNeill was founded on the guiding principles of effective practice, flexibility, and choice. We believe that positive relationships among students, teachers and family coupled with a challenging academic core are fundamental to student success. As part of a community of learners, we believe in extending learning beyond the walls of the school building. Students learn to set goals and formulate plans for healthy intellectual, physical, emotional and social development.

POWER - MacNeill’s Code of Conduct
P = Positive Attitude (We participate enthusiastically)
O = Ownership (We are accountable for our action)
W = We not Me (We are safe, empathetic, and welcoming)
E = Excellence (We strive to do our best)
R = Respect (We care of ourselves, each other, and our environment)

Student Support Services:

  • English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Learning Strategies
  • Life Skills


  • Academic Planning (school, post-secondary, career)
  • Personal & Social Counselling
  • Referral to community resources

MacNeill Incentive Outdoor Academy:

The Incentive Outdoor Academy combines enriched academics with outdoor education to foster leadership, critical thinking and problem solving, creativity, collaboration and teamwork. Application Required.


Students have the opportunity to develop and sustain meaningful connections with staff and peers through our advisory program. This program allows each student to be part of a group with an ongoing connection to an individual teacher (gr. 8-12)

Important Dates:

  • Jan. 20/21 Gr. 7 Program Planning at Catchment Elementary Schools
  • Jan. 19       Transfer Applications Accepted
  • Jan. 13, 27, Feb 17 Incentive Outdoor Academy Info Session(Repeat)
  • Jan. 27       Gr. 7 Parent & Student Information Night 6:30pm followed by MacNeill Open House 7-8:30pm
  • Feb. 27       Incentive Application Deadline
  • Feb. 27       Last Day Transfer Forms are accepted
  • Jan. 30        Gr. 7 Program Planning Sheets due to Elementary School Teacher(Catchment)
  • Feb. 3/4     Current Gr. 8-11 Students Program Planning
  • Feb. 5-17   Current Gr. 9-11 students complete online course selection
  • Feb. 18       All Course Selection Sheets (Gr. 8-12) due to Counselling Centre.
  • Mar. 5         MacNeill Classic Gr. 7 Basketball Tournament
  • Mar. 13       Transfer Application Results mailed
  • April 1         Program Planning Evening for non-catchment or new transfer students
  • May (TBA)    School Tours for all incoming Gr. 8 students

MacNeill offers a wide array of extracurricular activities:

  • Dance Team
  • The BUZZ Art Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Raven Review (school newspaper)
  • Raven Readers
  • Choir
  • Global/Multicultural Club
  • Green Team (environmental club)
  • First Responders (first aid)
  • Student Council
  • Library Club
  • Theatre Productions
  • Ski/Snowboard Club
  • Animal Rescue Club
  • Chess Club
  • Grad Committee

Athetlic programs offered at MacNeill:

  • Badminton
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Girls Field Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee

More Information…

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions: