Aberdeen Hall: Past, Present and Future

In 19 years, Aberdeen Hall has grown from a school of 70 students in rented facilities to a school of over 700 on a stunning, purpose-built campus.

Every building on our campus was funded by our community of parents and grandparents. From Aberdeen Hall’s early days when parents painted walls and drove school buses to the construction of the inspiring campus that we have today, our school is truly a school built by us and those who came before us.

This is an extraordinary story of growth and success – accomplished through the passion, determination, and the philanthropy of our families. Together, we are creating a legacy for our children.

  • 2004 - 2005

    2004 - 2005

    Our first home: families help rent facilities on Acland Rd

    Classes Preschool to Grade 3
    Enrollment 70
  • 2006 - 2007

    2006 - 2007

    Land donation of 19 acres. Campus construction begins.

    Classes Preschool to Grade 6
    Enrollment 106
  • 2008 - 2009

    2008 - 2009

    $4 million financed. Open the 17,000 sq.ft. Junior Hall

    Classes Preschool to Grade 8
    Enrollment 155
  • 2011 - 2012

    2011 - 2012

    $0.5M donated. $1.1M financed. Early Learning Centre opened 10,000 sq.ft.

    Classes Preschool to Grade 10
    Enrollment 295
  • 2013 - 2014

    2013 - 2014

    Land donation of 27 acres. First graduation class.

    Classes Preschool to Grade 12
    Enrollment 414
  • 2014 - 2015

    2014 - 2015

    $5.4M donated. $3M financed. Senior Hall/Great Hall opens 27,000 sq.ft.

    Classes Preschool to Grade 12
    Enrollment 500
  • 2018 - 2019

    2018 - 2019

    $1.8M Raised. 11,000 sq. ft. expansion including a dedicated Middle School, lecture theatre and gym studio.

    Classes Preschool to Grade 12
    Enrollment 665
  • 2020


    Holzhey Hall and Hanlon Senior School

    In January 2020 Aberdeen Hall pays tribute to two families who have been transformative in the development of our school: the Holzheys and the Hanlons. Introducing Holzhey Hall and the Hanlon Senior School.

  • March 2020 - Rapid Shift to Online Learning

    March 2020 - Rapid Shift to Online Learning

    Aberdeen Hall embarks on its most ambitious project to date: a rapid shift from in-person to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the course of 7 days, Aberdeen Hall’s Senior Leadership Team came together to create a new website dedicated to online learning, set up Google Classrooms for the school’s 80 teachers and 650+ students and with our motto 'Teaching Excellence' at the forefront of our efforts continued to deliver our high-quality academic programming to our students.

  • The Dedication of the Merrifield Junior School - September 2022

    The Dedication of the Merrifield Junior School - September 2022

    As a registered not-for-profit charity, our resource-rich facilities and enriched academic programming are made possible through the generosity of our families.

    Alumni parent, Lane Merrifield, knows this firsthand. In 2012, Aberdeen Hall’s administration and its Board of Directors approached Lane about funding the school’s next phase of development. He found himself in a position where he could give, and so, he quietly gifted the school a donation that made a real and lasting impact. His only request was that he did not want any recognition or stewardship of his gift until after his children had left the school.

    On September 21, 2022, Aberdeen Hall was thrilled to publicly recognize Merrifield’s gift with the dedication of the 'Merrifield Junior School'.

    At the ceremony, Lane acknowledged the role Aberdeen Hall played in his children's, and so many countless others’ education as well as the group of school founders who came before him. “I’m standing on the shoulders of giants who made all of this happen,” he said of the pivotal families who provided significant resources in the school’s early years. “I’m honoured and humbled to have been here at a moment in time when I could make a difference.”

    Thank you, Lane, for your generosity and support of our Aberdeen Hall community.

  • The Future - Coming Winter 2023/2024

    The Future - Coming Winter 2023/2024

    The new Athletics and Wellness Centre will provide much needed physical education space while also providing our teams with the best training facilities and our performers space to rehearse and showcase their talents. This is about building more than just a gym. It's about building excellence in athletics, connections and school culture.When completed, our entire community will have a place to gather, entertain, compete and celebrate together. 

    Read the Athletics and Wellness Centre
    Case for Support. 

AdmissionsApplications to Aberdeen Hall are accepted year round and are increasingly competitive.

At Aberdeen Hall, we seek to admit well-rounded students who choose to be at our school. We are looking for students who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities and civic engagement. We care about our students and seek those who value education and are prepared to enrich our incredible school community.