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Our School Story



The Mitchell Story

Mitchell Elementary School was first built in 1908 and is the longest continuously operating school in Richmond.  It was named after Alex Mitchell, an early Richmond pioneer.  Throughout the early years, Mitchell served the primarily farming population that surrounded it. 

Mitchell School 1908 

Mitchell’s population is a multicultural mosaic, with students coming literally from all corners of the world.  

Mitchell School 2004

Mitchell 2017

Mitchell School 2017

Our students are Mitchell Firebirds. They tell us that being a Mitchell Firebird means being inclusive, caring for others and embracing the wealth that comes from living in a multi-cultural community.  It means having a growth mindset.  It also means being aware of one’s feelings and being able to calm down even in the face of adversity.  



New Addition September 2021

In September 2021, as part of an $11 million seismic project, Mitchell opened it's new addition to the north end of the school.

Our Action Posts

Shuffling at Mitchell

Posted: Apr 7 2024

Salish Weaving Kit

Posted: Feb 12 2024

Winter Concert at Mitchell

Posted: Jan 11 2024

Empathy Tree

Posted: Jun 24 2023

Community Mural Project

Posted: Jun 24 2023

Our Evidence Posts

Shuffle Dancing at Mitchell

Posted: Apr 7 2024

Learning lots at Mitchell!

Posted: Oct 27 2023

Talent Show

Posted: Jun 24 2023

School-Wide Dance

Posted: Jan 27 2023