At Stevenson-Britannia School, we recognize the importance of community support in education.
As a community, we acknowledges that we are on Treaty One land, the traditional territory of the Cree, Anishinaabe, and Dakota peoples, and home of the Métis Nation.
Feeling like you belong is one of the most important things for a child in school. Each child comes to school with their own family journey, personal strengths, and needs, so our school focus starts with the wellbeing of each individual child in mind.
Offering students daily experiences at school that connect learning and decisions to real life questions starts them on a path to active global citizenship and life-long learning. In this journey, strong relationships are the foundation for engagement, success, and happiness. Working together with our families and community to nurture that environment ensures that all students have a sense of safety, belonging, and success. Families are the experts in students’ lives, and your input and support will help to continue this long standing tradition of success in education through collaboration.
Stevenson’s unique community encompasses great potential in its diverse cultural and family experiences. The school benefits from more than 50 years of community history and a unified support network; a network that students, families, and staff members create and use to partner and develop strategies that improve all students’ academic and social-emotional growth. Working in the Stevenson community with staff members that bring empathy, patience, kindness, and expertise to school each day will help us all to take advantage of our collective strength. We invite you to share your expertise and to get involved at school.
Mrs. Regine Nuytten (Principal)
Stevenson-Britannia is a community-oriented school, with approximately 250 Kindergarten to Grade 5 students. It is located in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division and serves the community bounded by Portage Avenue on the south, Ferry Road on the west, St. Matthews Avenue on the north and St. James Street on the east.
A bit of Stevenson-Britannia School history:
The original Britannia School was built in 1912. The north annex was added in the early 1950's while the south portion was added later. Due to fire, the original building was destroyed in 1980. Stevenson School was built in 1970 to accommodate the junior high students. The school was named in honour of Captain Frederick Joseph Stevenson, a pioneer in aviation and a distinguished pilot in World War I. The school remained solely junior high until declining enrolment caused it to no longer be a viable unit. Thus, the older students were moved to George Waters Middle School, which shares facilities with St. James Collegiate, and the elementary students were moved into the Stevenson building. In September of 1990 the school welcomed students from the English track of Assiniboine School. In 1995, Stevenson celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a big celebration of former staff and students. During the summer of 2001, the school underwent extensive renovations in preparation for opening in September of 2001 as a fully accessible school in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division.