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As the largest French Immersion school north of Calgary, we are a dual-track high school where students can take their core courses with English or French as the language of instruction.

Helping each student to know that they are welcome and that they belong at Paul Kane is important to us. Developing a sense of confidence and competence towards learning is what motivates our classroom practice. Paul Kane is a place where students are heard, are honoured and belong.

Our school has had an interesting journey! The school first opened its doors to students on Sept. 1st, 1963 on a 20-acre parcel of land not far from Sir Alexander Mackenzie School on Fairview Drive, not where it is located today. Lorne Akins Junior High School used to be the site of Paul Kane High School.  

Enrollment in its first year, 1963, was for students from Grade 7-12. There were 343 students enrolled that first year. During the next three years, the junior high classes were gradually phased out and by 1967, the school housed only high school students. 

The building of the present day École Paul Kane High School, as a new facility, took place in 1972-73 with occupancy of the school by students taking place on a Friday afternoon, March 2nd, 1973. Students left their old school (now Lorne Akins Junior High) with text books and notebooks in hand and walked the short distance across the fields to their brand new building. 

Plans are now underway for construction of a replacement Paul Kane High School adjacent to our existing site. The new school should be open for the 2022 school year. 
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