McCauley School

9538 107 Ave, Edmonton

This 12 room school opened in 1912.  The three–storey, Tudor-Gothic style building was designed by school board architect G.E. Turner and built by contractors Pheasey and Batson for a cost of $93,800.  Among the features of the building are the red pressed brick and Bedford stone mullioned façade with a crennelated roof line, decorative shield embellishments, separate entrances for boys and girls, polished granite hallway floors, leaded windows and original fireproof metal staircases.  The grouped windows provided plenty of natural light, and each classroom was provided with its own cloakroom.  There were manual training and domestic science rooms in the basement, a spacious library on the second floor and an assembly hall with a skylight on the third floor.  The assembly hall served as the gymnasium until the new gymnasium was added in 1961.

The school was named after Matthew McCauley, the first Mayor of the Town of Edmonton, and a MLA in the first Alberta Legislature.  McCauley championed the cause of education, raising money through subscription to build Edmonton’s first one room school.  He was a member of the first Edmonton Public Board of School Trustees (1881), and was the first Edmonton School Board chairman.

- Edmonton Historical Board

SEE MORE:

"Three historic schools facing closure" by Lawrence Herzog
It's Our Heritage | Vol. 28 No. 16  | April 22, 2010

Designation & Awards

Edmonton Historical Board Plaque Award

Comments

Gus - 17 Jan 2016

I think every one will Miss McCauley. School so Good remember. It's sad that they closed the school.

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Sonia Tkachuk van Heerden - 18 Feb 2016

I have been doing some scrapbooking recently, and came across my Grade 2 report card from McCauley School in 1946. My family moved to Toronto, Ontario that year. I think I lived on 97th Street near 107 Avenue NW.

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Terry Green - 31 Aug 2018

I have the graduating class picture of Grade 9 students from 1963.

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Gus. Venetsianos. - 27 Sep 2018

I. Think. It's. Sad. That. McCauley. School. Is. Closed. I. Think. McCauley. Has. Good. Remember. Good.

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Gus. - 14 Feb 2019

I remember. My. Grade9. Graduating. For. McCauley. School. I think. McCauley school. Was. The. Best. School.

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Gus. - 19 Feb 2019

I. Remember. Mrs Mathieson. She. Was. The. Best. Teacher. I. Had. I. Remember. Being in. Her. Class room. I miss Mathieson. Best. Teacher.

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Gus. - 19 Feb 2019

I. Remember. Mrs Mathieson. She. Was. The. Best. Teacher. I. Had. I. Will. Miss Mrs. Mathieson. She. Was. The. Best. Teacher.

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Gus. - 19 Feb 2019

I. Remember. My. Grade. 9 Graduating from. McCauley. School.

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Gus. - 09 Mar 2019

I think. It. Was. Sad. That. They. Closed. McCauely. School I think. McCauely school was the best school.

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Gus. - 11 Nov 2019

I. Miss. The. Good. Old. Time. At. McCauley. School.

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Dean Tocheniuk - 29 Jul 2020

Why did they close it ?. I was there in grade 4 & 9 it was a really good school.Ihad Mr Barsons as A typing teacher in Grade 9 and when I went home I told my mother about Mr Barsons & my mother said that she also had him as a teacher which I thought was really cool . In grade 4 I had ateacher named Ms Stults she was very nice. They shouldn’t have closed it& other older schools because of historical archtechtureAnd I could go on.

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Victor - 25 Oct 2020

I also went to McCauley and I too agree it was one of the beat schools I went to. I would of loved to send my kids there. I remember all our championships mr. Morris and all the great staff all the friends I made and memories I’ll cherish. It’s a shame that it closed down I still drive by and remember all the windows I broke during baseball practice and all the soccer practices also. A great childhood

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