Welcome to Overlanders School! We are delighted that you are considering having your family as members of this great community of parents, students and staff.
Our school is named after a group of adventurers seeking their fortunes as a result of news of the Caribou gold field discoveries of 1861. Looking at their maps, they decided that fortune was only a short distance away. Rather than risk the long boat trip around Cape Horn, the gold seekers decided to cross the prairies and Rockies by the most direct route. Men from St. Catherines, Ontario formed the nucleus of one party, while others were organized at Toronto, Huron and St. Peters. These men became known as the Overlanders of 1862. While stopping off at Fort Edmonton these men traveled on what is now known as the Victoria Trail.
Overlanders School was opened for classes in September 1981. It is bright and cheery and well planned for use by students. We encourage students and their families to enjoy their school, care for it and nurture it.