Queen Alexandra School

7730 - 106 Street, Edmonton

This school officially opened in 1906 and was originally called Duggan Street School in honour of J. J. Duggan, former alderman and mayor of Strathcona. Built by Messrs. Pheasey and Batson, contractors who insisted upon craftsmanship, it is a fine example of turn-of-the-century architecture. It was renamed Queen Alexandra School in 1910. The University of Alberta used this school as a campus and as office of the President of the University, during 1908. Each year more students join the tens of thousands of students who have received a quality education at Queen Alexandra School.

-Edmonton Historical Board

Designation & Awards

Edmonton Historical Board Plaque Award


Dianne Kennedy-Getty dianneg70@outlook.com - 27 Jun 2019

I attended Queen Alexandra School as a 4 year old in September of 1946. As a first grader, I turned 5 in November so was admitted. When McKernan Lake Elementary opened, I went there. I last visited Edmonton, in the 1980's and was pleased to see the school was still there. Have many memories of the school and teachers. I moved to the U.S. in the 1960's, continued my education through university level, became a teacher and an elementary school Principal. (2019)

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Reg Faulkner - 21 Oct 2021

I attended this school starting in 1957 when I was 5 years old. I remember how scared I was the first day, such a big strange place. It seemed like a very old place then, with huge trees along the boundaries. What a beautiful building and obviously well built to be still functional as a school today 64 years after I attended there. After much travel around Canada as a surveyor I moved back home only an hour away from this grand old school.

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