Our History:

Northbrook School opened as a 10 room school in September 1954, having been built to accommodate the growing student population in the north end of Dartmouth.  Mr. Roy Gilroy was the first Principal.

Northbrook School was the site of the first congregated Special Education class in the City of Dartmouth.  This class began in 1958.

The Community Centre was added to the school in 1977.

In 1982, Northbrook School took the lead in a six school cable TV pilot.  The school served as the centre to transmit videotaped programs for an educational channel.  Dartmouth Cable TV was the sponsor and although the pilot ended, Dartmouth Cable continued to support the school by providing a cable feed and TV to the school.

( Information from   Second to None: A History of Public Education in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Author: Joan M. Payzant.  
This book was commissioned by the Dartmouth District School Board to honour the 100th anniversary of the creation of School Boards in Nova Scotia.  It was published by the Dartmouth Historical Association.)

In addition to our classrooms, Northbrook School provides separate teaching areas for Resource, Library, French, Physical Education and Music.  We are also able to allocate space for a computer room, and a lunch room.  Our gymnasium is used by the Community Centre for its after-school and evening programs.

Northbrook is a SEEDS Enviornmental Geen School and a member of The league of Peaceful Schools.

Northbrook School uses many volunteers during the school year, and we are fortunate to have a large group of parents and other members of the community who maintain a keen interest in our school and its programs and activities.  Volunteers are very important people in our school.  If you can help in any of the above ways, or in others not mentioned, please contact your child's teacher, or the school office.  Please refer to our Volunteer Information page.