We want people everywhere to feel a deep sense of trust in Balmoral Hall School because of the values we inspire in our community. Parents trust us to personalize each girl's educational experience, care for each girl, challenge her to grow, build a supportive community around her, and, most importantly, prepare her for the future.
It's a fast-changing world, and for many girls, the path ahead will take them into uncharted territory. Balmoral Hall School's unlimited learning community fully prepares girls for that future by offering the most innovative educational experience. Every member of our community supports BH girls on their learning journeys by contributing to their success. The opportunity for success is something that we offer to every girl of promise. It's a bold future, one that our community supports, as together we create a culture of philanthropy and financial sustainability.
Balmoral Hall School was established in 1901 as Havergal College. The doors were opened on 122 Carlton Street under the direction of Miss Mary Jane Dalton. Havergal's name was changed in 1917 to Rupert's Land College to end the confusion with the institution of the same name in Toronto and link the school more closely with the West.
Aikins House was a gift to the United Church of Canada from Sir James Aikins upon his death in 1929. He stipulated in his will that it be used as a school for girls and bequeathed a further amount for its upkeep. Sir Aikins' son, Col., G.H. Aikins, also presented his own home (the Red House) to the cause. As a result, Riverbend School for Girls, named after the first building, was opened in September 1929 at the present site of Balmoral Hall School.
By 1950, a decline in students had created deficits at both schools. Rupert's Land Carlton Street facility did not allow for expansion, so it was agreed that the schools would amalgamate to the Riverbend campus. The new school was named Balmoral Hall after Balmoral Castle in Scotland, one of Britain's Royal Family homes. The school began in September 1950, under the direction of Miss Gwendolyn Murrell-Wright.