At Guthrie School, teachers work hand-in-hand with military families to bring out the individual strengths of each student and set them on the path to a promising future. A public school located on Edmonton’s military base, Guthrie proudly serves military families and students from Pre-kindergarten to grade 9, focusing on both personal and academic development.
More than 230 students attend Guthrie School today, a beautiful building filled with natural light. Originally opened in 1952 and named in honour of Air Vice-Marshall Kenneth M. Guthrie, the school was part of the Department of National Defense School District until June 1993 when it amalgamated with Sturgeon Public Schools. The new building was opened on May 2, 2003, and provides students space to achieve at a high level and explore their love of learning.
Connected in the Community
The school is closely tied to the Military Family Resource Centre, which offers before and after-school care. A liaison agreement with the military base also allows use of facilities like the running track, curling rink, ice rinks, swimming pool, golf course and driving range, outdoor bike and run track and tennis courts. Guthrie School is physically attached to the military language school and has had great success offering English immersion to students with support through the use of interpreters and technology when required.