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480 Crest.pngSt. Malachy’s origins, and the traditions which are intrinsic to its identity, can be traced to the 19th century when a grade school for boys was build on the present site.  Since that time the school has grown and changed, always adapting to the times, while sustaining a tradition of academic excellence in a family atmosphere.  Originally an all-boys school (taking the place, in 1954, of St. Vincent’s Boys’ High School), in September of 1976, St. Malachy’s opened its doors to girls for the first time.  Today, housing a population of over 1000 students, the staff, students and supporters of the school are united in their determination to preserve our “small school” atmosphere and to enhance our well-established reputation for academic, athletic and social achievement.  As Always, “Esse Quam Videri” (“To be rather than to seem”) remains our watchword. May it always be our legacy.


St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is located in the heart of uptown Saint John, and allows for easy access to local businesses and amenities.  The St. Malachy’s Memorial High School facility offers dedicated art rooms, culinary kitchens, biology and chemistry labs, cafeteria, music rooms, learning commons, auditorium, and gymnasium.  For student support services, students have access to guidance and resource rooms with guidance counselors and resource teachers available to support their needs.


​St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is a welcoming environment that maintains a family atmosphere where students have a shared ownership of the school community.  Evidence of this can be seen in numerous ways around the school, but one exceptional example of this is the student artwork that decorates the walls throughout the school.  As a part of the “Paint it Forward” art program, students create paintings that are donated to various community groups as well as placed on the walls of the school.  This beautification initiative enhances our learning environment and is an excellent example of how our students are happy to invest in our community.

Bell Schedule


he bell schedule at St. Malachy's Memorial High School allows for community development and student connectedness by embedding multi-grade homeroom period, and the "Saints in Action" period.

  • Advisory ​Period: Students are placed in a homeroom period that is made of a mixture of students from grades 9-12.  Students remain with the same homeroom teacher for the duration of their high school career to allow the student to build a connection with a staff member.  The staff member will provide advice on the various situations and decisions that may arise throughout high school.
  • Saints in Action: Saints in Action is an STM tradition focused on involvement and giving back to the community.  Initiatives like Paint it Forward, Build it Forward, and volunteering give Saints the opportunity to have a positive impact on their local communities.  Iconic clubs like Best Buddies, STM Reads, Puzzles and Problem Solving, GSA, and Cybersecurity have continued while new programs like STM Newschasers, Spike Ball, eSports, Culture Club, and STEM Club have hit the ground running.