In April 1956, construction began for a new high school in Selkirk to replace the previous Selkirk Collegiate building. Designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Prain and Ward, and built at a cost of $240,000, the frame, concrete, block, and brick-exterior facility contained ten classrooms along with a commercial room, laboratory, and auditorium. When classes began in September 1956, initial enrollment was 218 students, and the new building was occupied around October of that year. In 1971, high school students moved to the newly-constructed Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School and this building became a Junior High School.
In 1991 the French Immersion program had a full complement of elementary grades (K-6) and was well on its way to being its own school. Ecole Selkirk Junior High became a dual track school, receiving the graduates from the elementary French Immersion.
Schools goals are:
- Increased cultural and diversity awareness throughout the school.
- Literacy – by engaging in meaningful daily literacy activities, students will become more successful, confident and proficient in their literacy skills such as organizing, composing and transcribing.
- Numeracy – improve student capacity in Mental Math and reduce Math Anxiety.
- All student will be in class on time, prepared and ready to learn.