St. Anthony's School

10425 - 84 Avenue, Edmonton

South Edmonton's first separate school (site)

In 1895, under the supervision of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus, classes commenced in a portion of St. Anthony’s Church, but before long were transferred to a new building on this site.

Although new buildings were constructed, this site remains St. Anthony's School.

-Edmonton Historical Board

SEE ALSO:

See photos of the original St. Anthony's Church & School at Fort Edmonton Park.

St. Francis Mission

Designation & Awards

Edmonton Historical Board Plaque Award

Comments

Tom Hall - 01 Mar 2020

Did grade 6 here in 59-60 before moving on to Mt Carmel. Still have lots of friends that I first met here in grade 6

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Dorothy Durksen - 10 Oct 2020

I went to St. Anthony Catholic School back in 1965ish. I was about 9 years old , in special Ed Classes

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Dorothy Durksen - 10 Oct 2020

I started at St. Agnes. moved onto St. Anthony's. moved onto Mount Carmel and last of all I finished school at St. Basil's. All Catholic School System. From 1962 until 1975.

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Bernie Klunder - 03 Dec 2020

I went to St Anthony's from 1957-63 (grades 1-6).

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Bernie Klunder - 03 Dec 2020

I cannot find any info on when the current red brick building which housed St Anthony School was opened or when the newer street facing add-on was completed. I recall there used to be a plaque on the older structure which had either 1906 or 1908 fixed on it. It is no longer there.

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Lee Poling (now Campbell) - 01 Mar 2021

Oh my goodness a heritage blog! I loved this school! ‘52 to ‘57 I guess! During school time, Sister St. John used to give my friend Sharon and I money to go to the candy store on Whyte to buy her Lifesavers. She always let us spend the change! Mrs. Lecky, a substitute I think, had our family over for breakfast after Mass one Sunday! Mrs. Murray had us make leis and grass skirts for Hawaii, during winter no less! And who was the teacher who always read aloud to us, she read novels about dogs in the Yukon, i loved that, she captivated us! I became a teacher and read aloud to my classes, held them in the palm of my hand, I did!

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Lee Poling again - 01 Mar 2021

My sister was Bette. She was notable, a tiny tiny thing. She always had a little wooden box under her desk to rest her feet on. She did not grow since she had Turner’s Syndrome which was very new. No growth hormones in those days. But finally in grade 12! U of A hospital, sheep growth hormones got her to reach 4’10”

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Era: Urban Settlement
Themes: Education
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Area: Southwest

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