Evanston is a community that was designed with growing families in mind. For a family to truly grow in a community, they need the right amenities to foster an environment of opportunity and development; this includes amenities like parks, green spaces, libraries and most importantly, schools. As an established community, Evanston allows your family to plant roots and thrive in an atmosphere primed for learning and discovery. At the moment, there are two schools open in the community and there’s a third on the way! Here’s what you need to know about all of the schools in Evanston.
Kenneth D. Taylor School
Serving the community of Evanston and the surrounding area, Kenneth D. Taylor School is a Kindergarten - Grade 4 school located right in Evanston. With a total enrolment of 510 students, this school has both in-class and off-site activities to help provide students with every possible learning opportunity.
Named after Canadian Ambassador Kenneth Taylor, the school embodies the same appreciation and recognition of culture and language. Kenneth D. Taylor School has 31 languages and 25 countries represented throughout. Kenneth D. Taylor school fosters an environment of openness and inclusivity to make sure every student has everything they need to develop their minds and create new friendships.
Learn more about Kenneth D. Taylor School by visiting their website or visit the school at 30 Evanscove Circle NW.
Our Lady of Grace School
Opening their doors in Evanston in September of 2016, Our Lady of Grace School is a Catholic school for students from kindergarten to grade 9 operating within the Calgary Catholic School District. With the mission of developing a strong and supportive learning environment that focuses on academic, social and spiritual excellence, Our Lady of Grace School serves 900 students from in and around Evanston.
Named in honour of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Grace School values that Catholic faith and the unique gifts found in everyone. They operate with the vision of a school where its educational processes lead students to embrace and promote peace and social justice. The school strives for a tradition of progressive and innovative educational practices that demonstrate a strong commitment to Catholic education, while also fostering an environment of responsibility towards the community.
Want to learn more about Our Lady of Grace School? Check out the school’s website here or visit the school at 736 Evanston Drive NW.
Coming Soon: Evanston Elementary School
With two well-established schools already operating in Evanston, the spring of 2018 brought the exciting news that the community would be home to a third school! Slated to be ready for the 2022-23 academic year, the new school will be part of the Calgary Catholic School District, serving students from kindergarten to grade 6.
This new elementary school will provide students with modernized classrooms to help provide them with the best education possible. When building is done and the doors open, the school will have a capacity of 600 students.
This new school is a much needed addition to the fast-growing northwest quadrant of Calgary and is sure to make the decision to plant your roots in Evanston even easier. With a third school within walking distance of home, Evanston’s amazing amenities are exactly what families need.
Pre-School Development Opportunities
Before your young ones jump into the school system, it’s important to form an educational foundation on which future building blocks can be created. Pre-school is an important part of a child’s development, and it’s something that is available right in Evanston!
Grey Matter Montessori is located right in the Evanston Towne Centre. They focus on providing a well-rounded pre-school education for students to foster development, self-confidence and a lifelong love for learning for children in their prime learning years of ages 3 to 6.
It’s back to school season! With 2 schools in the community and a third one on the way all within walking distance, the return to school this September is sure to be an easy adjustment of families throughout the community.