Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada


History of all the Schools in Estevan, will be indexed on this page when completed.

First School
(Opened between Nov 11 and Dec 20, 1892, in Price and McKay's Hall,
at what is today, 1210 4th st. the Royal Bank location,

2nd School (Temp)
1213 3rd Street
George Rooks Stone House
Classes moved to Central School after it was built

Central School, aka: The Stone School
SW corner 13th Ave. and 3rd st.

There has been 2 Hillside Schools

Original Hillside School

721 Henry Street
The original was built in 1912, built right after Valley View School.
This was my First School in Estevan. The Principal and best Teacher ever was Mr Doug Third.
It served as the School Board Office until the fall of 1993.
The Old Hillside School is now the RM of Estevan Offices

New Hillside School

700 Eva Street
Built in 1962, with an addition in 1965, and a gym, named Doug Third Gymnasium, added in 1977.
It was built to the east of the old School on Eva St.
It closed June 2003 and then became South East Christian Academy
Aug 2009 no new school.
Old school I believe is now empty, and to the east of the old school, is a new huge condo complex

Valley View School
718 3rd Street
Built in 1912

Estevan Collegiate Institute, ECI
1610 2nd Street
High School, on 2nd St., built in 1912, (Dismantled)

  • First classes Thursday, Jan. 22, 1914
  • I created a web page back in 1999 for the Reunion 2000, the pages have been updated over the years, and the link above is the result
  • It closed in June 1969 as ECI.
  • A Memorial to this school has been constructed on 1st St overlooking the valley, across the street from where ECI once stood.

Estevan Comprehensive School- ECS
255 Spruce Drive
High School
Became Regional High School, when ECI was closed in 1969
Located in Scotsburn Subdivision, just east of Hillside
This school replaced ECI as the High School in the area.
Opened Sept 1969
In 2021 it is still being used.

Pleasantdale School
1700 Dieppe Cres.
Built in 1958 in the Pleasantdale Subdivision
on the North west corner of the city.
It is located very near the old city Cemetery.
It had an addition in 1964, and a gym added in 1978

Scotsburn School History
Located on NE corner of King St, and Bannatyne Ave., across from the Estevan Mall
It was opened September 1961 by Estevan School Unit No. 2
It was a school for the Rural area around Estevan but physically it was in Estevan.
It was located in the Scotsburn Subdivision, thus the name.
It closed 1 year after the new Hillside School closed, June 27, 2003
It was partially demolished, and renovated, into a small retail mall.
Students went to Spruce Ridge School after this

Westview School History
1607 2nd Street
Built in 1955, built during the big oil boom in the City
Opening day book from the Dolly Backman family
Opened Oct 17, 1955

Located across the street from ECI on 3rd St.

No History Pages on Schools listed below yet.

Opened in Sept 1969
In 1979 , the Public School District assumed trusteeship of the Estevan Collegiate Institute,
and became Estevan School Division No. 95
This School closed in June 2003.
It was demolished in March 2005
Now townhouses, and private residences are on this property.

Replaced 2nd and last Hillside School)
321 Spruce Drive
Built to replace the Hillside Schools, in the Spruce Ridge Subdivision, east of Hillside.
It would have opened in 2003

609 Rooks Avenue
Built in 1960 in the Hillcrest Subdivision, on the South East portion of the city.

615 Arthur Ave., Hillside

1846 Gibbs Rd


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