École Hillgrove School is blessed with a team of wonderful educators and support staff who truly live their commitment to our children. Our school is not a mere building where one goes to take courses; it is a community where we are all called to give the very best of ourselves. We are called to share our talents and our own gifts with our entire school population.
Our school houses several programs: English, French Immersion, Academic Challenge, Learning Assistance, Opportunity, Knowledge and Employability, and Behaviour Improvement.
Each letter in CARES relates to the following characteristics:
C - Cooperation
A - Assertion
R - Responsibility
E - Empathy
S - Self-control
We believe in a program that rests on a foundation of community, curriculum, climate and character. Along with teaching the basics in education, we try to ensure that learning thrives beyond the school and classroom walls and give the students the gift of lifelong learning. We believe that a well-rounded education builds a strong sense of self and personal commitment that enhances student achievement as well as identifies and nurtures student strengths.
With parents as partners in our school, we are a community of learners who welcome students into our school to begin their educational journey. We are proud of our accomplishments and the collaborative spirit throughout the school. The learning experiences shared in a warm and friendly environment makes our school a great place to be for staff, parents and students.
We are located on a hill overlooking a large park, which provides a natural winter playground for sliding. In the school itself, there is a before-and-after-school daycare program. Our students have access to natural forested areas, bicycle paths, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, outdoor rinks, two large well-equipped community playgrounds and Grosvenor Pool, St. Albert's only outdoor pool. We are also within a short walking distance to:
- Fountain Park Indoor Pool;
- downtown St. Albert;
- a natural forested area;
- Big Lake, a wonderful site for environmental studies;
- Lions Park, great for school and family picnics; and,
- St Albert Place, which is home to the Arden Theatre, art gallery and studios, city council chambers, the St. Albert Public Library and a museum.