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Grade: 
K-6
Address: 
536 Sonora Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3C 2J9
Phone: 
403-777-8590


School Location

Situated on a hilltop overlooking the city center, Sunalta School is located in the inner southwest community of Scarboro and serves the communities of Scarboro and Sunalta, although as a "school of choice", Sunalta's student body includes residents of over 50 communities in Calgary and the surrounding area.

About the School

Sunalta School is one of Calgary's most-established schools. Built in 1912, its sandstone architecture makes it a unique presence. Quarried from local stone, the school is one of the city's architectural treasures.

In 1912, the stone school opened its doors to students of Scarboro, Sunalta, Knob Hill, and Killarney. The stone school replaced the original "cottage school", a two-room wooden structure built in 1910. The school grew as the city grew around it. A modernization project in 1957 included a major addition of gymnasiums and a music room. In 1995 a mural by local artist Dean Stanton was painted on the north and west facing walls of the school, greeting thousands of motorists each day as they journey along Crowchild and Bow Trails. With brightly lit classrooms, a well-resourced library, a networked computer lab, modern creative playground on 8 acres of greenspace, Sunalta offers an excellent educational environment.

In 2005 we celebrated the official opening of Sunalta's Habitat for Learning (H4L), a large-scale schoolyard naturalization project, consisting of a shade/tranqulity garden, a sunshine/butterfly garden, a sandstone amphitheatre and a stone labyrinth. A final component of this project is an electronic weather station, complete with a sky-view camera on the roof of the school. This outdoor learning and classroom space provides a variety of learning and exploration activities. We are very proud of our school, its history and continuing vitality.


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