School History

Father Lacombe High School opened in September 1978. Our school was named after Father Albert Lacombe (1827-1916), an Oblate priest and missionary who profoundly influenced the history of Western Canada. As the church’s spokesperson for the prairies, Father Lacombe played a significant role in influencing government policy, as well as helping to settle the prairies. We are a high school (grades 10-12) located in central Calgary that serves our neighbouring junior high schools: Bishop Kidd, Holy Cross, St. Martha and St. Rose. We are also an International Baccalaureate School, for which we draw Catholic students from the north half of Calgary. We offer a wide selection of classes that challenge all students, as well as many exciting extra-curricular activities. For more information about various aspects of Father Lacombe High School please visit other areas of our site.

FATHER ALBERT LACOMBE

“The Man of Good Heart” – 1827 – 1916

The philosophy of Father Lacombe High School is exemplified by the beliefs and teachings of Father Albert Lacombe. Known to the native people of Alberta as “The Man of Good Heart”, Father Albert Lacombe’s love and concern for others teaches us to be tolerant and understanding of those whose race, culture, or beliefs are different from ours. Above all, his all-abiding love of God shows us that God must be the focal point of our lives and of our school. These beliefs led to the development of the original school motto, “Everyone is someone special” and to the formulation of our philosophy. Father Albert Lacombe is an admirable role model for both students and staff in our school.

SCHOOL COLOURS

The school colours chosen for Father Lacombe High School reflect the Alberta landscape, which Father Lacombe so loved. The colours – green for the plains, blue for the rivers and sky, and white for the winter and perpetual mountain snows – are emblazoned on all school apparel and printed materials to exemplify the heritage of our school.

School History

School History

Father Lacombe High School opened in September 1978. Our school was named after Father Albert Lacombe (1827-1916), an Oblate priest and missionary who profoundly influenced the history of Western Canada. As the church’s spokesperson for the prairies, Father Lacombe played a significant role in influencing government policy, as well as helping to settle the prairies. We are a high school (grades 10-12) located in central Calgary that serves our neighbouring junior high schools: Bishop Kidd, Holy Cross, St. Martha and St. Rose. We are also an International Baccalaureate School, for which we draw Catholic students from the north half of Calgary. We offer a wide selection of classes that challenge all students, as well as many exciting extra-curricular activities. For more information about various aspects of Father Lacombe High School please visit other areas of our site.

FATHER ALBERT LACOMBE

“The Man of Good Heart” – 1827 – 1916

The philosophy of Father Lacombe High School is exemplified by the beliefs and teachings of Father Albert Lacombe. Known to the native people of Alberta as “The Man of Good Heart”, Father Albert Lacombe’s love and concern for others teaches us to be tolerant and understanding of those whose race, culture, or beliefs are different from ours. Above all, his all-abiding love of God shows us that God must be the focal point of our lives and of our school. These beliefs led to the development of the original school motto, “Everyone is someone special” and to the formulation of our philosophy. Father Albert Lacombe is an admirable role model for both students and staff in our school.

SCHOOL COLOURS

The school colours chosen for Father Lacombe High School reflect the Alberta landscape, which Father Lacombe so loved. The colours – green for the plains, blue for the rivers and sky, and white for the winter and perpetual mountain snows – are emblazoned on all school apparel and printed materials to exemplify the heritage of our school.