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School Profile

History of Hillcrest

In 1963 the West Jasper Place School District decided to make a progressive decision and build a compact, windowless school of circular design employing a total energy package.

Two gas generators provided the light and heat.  Without outside distractions, students were expected to be more receptive to instruction.

Visitors from Africa, Australia, and the United States came to Hillcrest School to observe this experimental phenomenon.

Hillcrest was the only completely round school in Edmonton at that time. 

Modernization of Hillcrest:

In 1988 Hillcrest started the process of updating the school.  A computer room and science room were converted from classrooms.  The fitness room/ancillary gym was created.  New windows were put into the exterior of the classrooms.