About WVH

Our School

Waterford Valley High is a senior high school serving the west end of St. John's. Under the Trusteeship of the English School District for Newfoundland and Labrador, WVH has approximately 800 students in levels I - IV and is a fully accessible school. We offer classes in Advanced Placement, French Immersion, Modern Languages, and Alternate and Pervasive programming.


Who We Are

Waterford Valley High first opened in September 2015 and is the newest senior high school in the province. We are committed to excellence in all areas across the curriculum from English, Mathematics, Science, Languages, Social Studies, Fine Arts and our Physical Education Program.

A Day at WVH

Classes start at 9:00am each morning and conclude at 3:15pm, with a break for recess and lunchtime. Students follow a 7-day schedule with five periods totaling a time of 300 minutes of instruction each day. With almost 30 different sports teams and 25 clubs and student groups there are many opportunities for students to get involved.

Our Staff

WVH employs 55 teachers, 12 student assistants, 5 custodial staff, 4 cafeteria workers and 2 secretaries. Each member of our staff has a unique skill-set that they bring to their position, and we're so grateful for their endless dedication to our students.

What's inside?

The new building is approximately 101,000 square feet and is built for 860 students. The school is built on 17 acres of land that overlooks the Waterford Valley area. The school consists of two wings, a classroom wing with three floors, and a multipurpose wing. The classroom wing will feature the following:

  • Challenging Needs Suites (2)
  • Daycare Centre
  • Home Economics
  • Science Labs (4) including a Biology garden outdoors via lab
  • Skilled Trades Suites (2)
  • Art Rooms (2)
  • 26 Classrooms
  • 2 Computer Lab
  • Special Needs Classrooms (6) 
  • Learning Commons
  • Band Room
  • Music Room with Practice Rooms (4)
  • Cafeteria
  • Drama Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Gymnasium with Performance Stage
Environmental standards being followed are governed by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Part of this involves
  • Maintain surrounding landscape as much as possible
  • Storm water retention strategies
  • Low emitting products (paint, glue, etc.)
  • Green cleaning supplies
  • Heating strategy includes a geothermal component