Henry Wise Wood High School

Henry Wise Wood High School (HWW) is a public high school located in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta.

Henry Wise Wood High School
Henry Wise Wood Senior High School Logo.jpg
910 - 75 Ave S.W.

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T2V 0S6
Coordinates50°59′11″N 114°05′04″W / 50.98643°N 114.08455°W / 50.98643; -114.08455Coordinates: 50°59′11″N 114°05′04″W / 50.98643°N 114.08455°W / 50.98643; -114.08455
School typeHigh school
MottoFinis Coronat Opus
(Latin: "The End Crowns the Work")
School boardCalgary Board of Education
SuperintendentDavid Stevenson
Area trusteeSheila Taylor
School numberCBE - 836
PrincipalMichelle Howell
Grades10, 11, 12
Enrollment1542 (2021[1])
 • Grade 10516
 • Grade 11544
 • Grade 12482
AreaCBE - Area V
Colour(s)Pantone 209  
Team nameWarriors
Communities servedChinook Park, Kelvin Grove, Bayview, Braeside, Cedarbrae, Eagle Ridge, Haysboro, Kingsland, Oakridge, Palliser, Pump Hill, Woodbine, Woodlands, Mahogany
Feeder schoolsElboya, Fairview, Harold Panabaker, John Ware, Nickle, Robert Warren, Woodman, Willow Park

The school was built in 1961 and is named after Henry Wise Wood, an Alberta pioneer who was instrumental in forming the Alberta Wheat Pool and the United Farmers of Alberta. Wood is regarded as an influential individual in Canadian agricultural and farming history.[2]

Academically, the school offers the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB), and the Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE), in addition to the full range of academic programs standard to the province. The school also offers the Calgary Board of Education's Traditional Learning Centre program.[3] The school is part of the Action for Bright Children Society.[4] A unique option in the IB Programme that the school offers to students as an additional Group 3 subject is Philosophy 20/30 SL IB, which is made available bi-annually.

Henry Wise Wood is also noted for its football team, having won several city championships over the years. The school also has many other sports teams, including soccer, badminton, swimming, basketball, volleyball, rugby, and track.

Athletics programsEdit

Wise Wood features number of athletics programs and teams which include:

  • Swimming
  • Cross Country Running
  • Curling
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Field Hockey

Music programsEdit

Henry Wise Wood has a music program that includes a symphonic band, jazz band, and choir.


  1. ^ "Find a School | Schools | Calgary Board of Education".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2011-02-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Traditional Learning Centre (TLC) | Teaching Philosophy | Program Options | Programs | Calgary Board of Education".
  4. ^ "Gifted Schools - Calgary". www.abccalgary.com. Archived from the original on 2014-09-26.
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