Hillhurst School, built in 1912, is a small, vibrant elementary school adjacent to Riley Park. We have 11 classrooms for Grades 1 to 6 and 1 morning kindergarten classes. We have a gym, a library, and computers in classrooms as well as four carts of laptops. We also use Riley park 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 one another. Our school welcomes volunteers and has a wonderful and active School Council.
Hillhurst has a close-knit, caring atmosphere that supports the individual growth of children. Through collaborative community effort, we provide enriched learning experiences that foster academic excellence and develop active, responsible, compassionate citizens.
The Calgary Board of Education is the dynamic learning community of choice.
We Are Learning For Life.
Each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.
Hillhurst “HIBOU” Way
Honesty, Imagination, Belonging, Optimism, and Understanding. This set of character traits, developed by students here at Hillhurst, will serve as a focus this year for what we do, how we interact, and how we live as citizens of the Hillhurst community. Consider discussing these traits with your child, and finding examples of where you have seen them in your lives!
We are exploring how inquiry connects to developing citizenship in our students. This has been facilitated by sponsoring a student in Namibia as part of our goal towards developing global citizens.
Around the question: "How can knowing about the past shape us today and tomorrow?"
Hillhurst offers a lunch program supervised by a dedicated team of professionals. The Hillhurst Sunnyside Daycare adjacent to the school offers before and after school care to many of our students as well.
Hillhurst teachers provide an array of clubs for our students. Students will be informed as clubs start during the year.
Grandparent Reading Program
Since 1987, this program runs every Wednesday morning throughout the school year, starting in October. A number of incredible seniors come to our school to work with our students on a one-to-one basis. Over the course of the school year, many students in our school have the opportunity to work with these interested seniors on a wide variety of projects from reading to math to hands-on craft work.
Hillhurst Historical Information
Learn more about this historical school.