Nutana Collegiate

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Nutana Collegiate
Nutana Collegiate.jpg
Address
411 - 11th Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 0E9
Canada
Coordinates 52°07′08″N 106°39′41″W / 52.118993°N 106.661410°W / 52.118993; -106.661410Coordinates: 52°07′08″N 106°39′41″W / 52.118993°N 106.661410°W / 52.118993; -106.661410
Information
Type Secondary
Opened 1909 (1909)
School board Saskatoon Public Schools
Principal Wendy Benson
Vice Principal Dave Sloboda
Grades Grade 10 to Grade 12
Enrollment 542[1] (2015)
Education system Public
Language English
Colour(s) Blue and White         
Website

Nutana Collegiate is a high school located in the Nutana neighbourhood of central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, serving students from grades 10 through 12. Nutana was the first public high school in Saskatoon and is part of the Saskatoon Public School Division. The school possesses a significant collection of early Canadian art.[2]

History[edit]

Nutana Collegiate logo

Nutana Collegiate was founded as Saskatoon Collegiate Institute in 1909. The use of "collegiate" in the school's name reflects the school's original curriculum and intended role as a preparatory school for students expecting to attend university and enter professional careers.[3][4]

The school is located on a parcel of land that was a city park known as the Louise Grounds. The eastern portion of this land is occupied by the school's playfields and is now known as Chief Darcy Bear Park.[5]

The Classic French Renaissance style building was designed by Regina architects Storey & Van Egmond. The school provided the first public meeting place in Saskatoon and during its early years provided space for the Saskatoon Normal School. During 1910–12 the University of Saskatchewan held classes during construction of its own campus. The school was also home to Saskatoon's first public art gallery.[6][7]

Between 2009 and 2012 the school underwent a $14 million renovation that included general building upgrades, new windows, and classroom and auditorium renovations. In 2013 the project received an Architectural Heritage Award presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.[8][9]

Academic programs[edit]

Nutana offers courses in four academies:

  • Academic Upgrading Academy: for mature students ages 18 and older;
  • Career and Experiential Learning Academy: support and programs for students to explore career areas and develop skills;
  • Community Engagement Academy: includes service agency and business partners that provide opportunities linked to community resources and programs;
  • Tourism Academy: offers courses and opportunities for students to prepare for a tourism career and develop the skills necessary for postsecondary education; the academy offers the Gold Level Program of the Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism.

Physical education[edit]

Nutana offers physical education programs in two main categories:[10]

Wellness (physical education) classes offer a variety of activities including archery, basketball, racket sports, cross- country skiing, slow pitch, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training

Special Physical Education classes offer archery, badminton, billiards, bowling, canoeing, curling, fitness, ice games, indoor and outdoor games, orienteering, cross-country skiing, slow pitch, swimming, tennis, and wall climbing.

Notable alumni[edit]

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