This year, our community is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Southridge, marking a 25-year-long tradition of developing students with strong minds and good hearts who make a difference in the world.
Since we first opened our doors in 1995, Southridge has stayed true to the original goal of our founders: to create a school community that would develop people who would help to make the world a better place.
It was a simple idea, rooted in strong values and vision – but bringing it to life would require more determination, perseverance, and work than any of the founders could have initially envisioned. Without their commitment, and the ongoing dedication of our entire community to keep that original vision alive, Southridge (as we know it) would not exist today.
Just as we did in 1995, we’re still charting a course in education that no other school has ever drawn. From the original group of 181 students, we now have more than 1,000 alumni: compassionate leaders, dedicated volunteers, and caring individuals who make a difference in their families, workplaces, communities, and on the world stage.
From the original group of committed parents, we now have a legacy of strong community support, as Southridge families continue to come together to forge friendships, support the school, and accomplish great things as a community.
From the original dream of Alan Brown and the founding families – which had no buildings, no teachers, no students or staff – we now have 17 acres of land, thriving Junior and Senior Schools, 680 students, 120 faculty and staff, and a school with a solid foundation of academic excellence, fiscal stability, strong governance, and committed community.
As Alan Brown said upon his retirement in 1999, “May Southridge continue to prosper. Of course it will.”
We are very excited to be celebrating 25 Years of Southridge, and we officially kicked off this milestone year with a House Party last week. This historic event marked the first time our newly aligned Kindergarten to Grade 12 House teams gathered to celebrate and enjoy an afternoon of fun, games, food, and festivities!
Additional details on all 25 Years of Southridge events is available online.
In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of pictures from the 25 Years of Southridge House Party!
By Erin Labbé
Marketing and Communications