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Hillhurst School

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Grades and Programs: K-6

School Hours: AM: 8:45 ~ 12:00 PM:12:55 ~ 3:15

School Location

1418 - 7 Avenue NW
Calgary AB
T2N 0Z2

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Hillhurst School is a gracious sandstone building built in 1912 beside beautiful Riley Park just blocks from the Bow River. The building has been lovingly maintained and sunlight floods in through 20-foot high windows. The friendly and inclusive environment at the school makes it easy for new families and children alike to get involved and adjust to the community. The surrounding communities of Hillhurst, West Hillhurst, Briar Hill and Sunnyside are among the oldest in Calgary and have been rejuvenated in the last twenty years with increasingly upscale homes along tree-lined streets. Those who live here can walk downtown to work and bike the river pathways for fun and exercise. The shopping area of Kensington, a five-minute walk from the school is voted the favourite area in Calgary because of the many cafes, restaurants and interesting shops. Within ten minutes are the University of Calgary, the Foothills Hospital, the new Children’s Hospital, the Jubilee Auditorium, the Alberta College of Art, Southern Institute of Technology, a convenient mall and Home Depot, two community centres, ice arenas and tennis courts.

About the School

We have 12 classrooms for grades 1 to 6 and a morning kindergarten class. We have a gym, a library, computers in classrooms as well as in four carts for classroom booking. We also use Riley park, adjacent to our school, for outdoor activities. Our school is a beautiful old heritage sandstone building with wide halls, big sunny windows and oak wainscotting along the hall walls. The parents,staff and students are friendly and very supportive of the school and of one another. Our school welcomes volunteers and has a wonderful and active School Council.

School Mission

Mission: Educating Tomorrow's Citizens Today

Vision: The Calgary Board of Education is the dynamic learning community of choice.

School Motto

We are united on a journey of life long learning

Unique Points

  • We have two programs in the school: a kindergarten to grade 6 community program and a grade 4 to 6 gifted and talented program (GATE). There are no significant boundaries evident between programs as we consider ourselves one united team of leaders and learners.
  • Through collaborative community efforts, we provided enriched learning experiences that foster academic excellence and develop active, responsible, compassionate citizens.
  • Our students and school adhere to the Circle of Courage tenets of independence, generosity, mastery and belonging. These foundations help us to promote and maintain a very safe and caring learning environment.
  • We have a very active and supportive School Council.
  • Our students, parents and staff undertake many charitable works as we live the tenents of generosity from our Circle of Courage philosophy.

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 296

KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6

David Ball
School Board Trustee: Trina Hurdman
CBE Ward: Ward 7
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area II
Director (Area): Brant Parker (Acting)
Notes for Substitute: Friday dismissal at 3:05 pm


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