Nelson Mandela High School, Canada

Nelson Mandela High School is a high school in the city of Calgary. It accommodates approximately 1800 students in grades 10–12. The school is part of the Calgary Board of Education's public school system and is located in Saddle Ridge[2]

Nelson Mandela High School
45 Saddletowne Circle N.E.

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T3J 4W2

Coordinates51°07′19″N 113°56′48″W / 51.121993°N 113.9467522°W / 51.121993; -113.9467522
School typePublic secondary
School boardCalgary Board of Education
PrincipalMatt Armstrong
Enrollment1838 [1] (2019)
Communities servedSaddle Ridge, Taradale, Martindale



The name of the school was chosen after gathering and evaluating input from parents, and community members, the school naming committee recommended this name to the board of trustees for its approval. The committee was composed of CBE Trustees, parent and/or community representatives, students and members of CBE administration.[3]

Nelson Mandela High School also houses one of the best robotics programs in the city. That team, FIRST Robotics team 7277, advanced to the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championships in both 2018 and 2019. They currently compete in the FIRST Technology Challenge program for robotics competition.

This schools clubs are almost completely student run to help the students learn how to lead a team.


  1. ^ "View School Profile".
  2. ^ "Nelson Mandela High School - Calgary Board of Education". Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  3. ^ "Calgary Board of Education". Retrieved 2016-08-13.