École St. Thomas

Lloydminster Catholic School Division
Lloydminster, Alberta

The relocation of École St. Thomas to the same site as Holy Rosary High School allowed the design team to be creative and innovative in using existing infrastructure to tie the two school sites together. A common ‘bus only’ corridor was developed for safety and better supervision of student traffic. Utilizing the benefits of a joint site, the gymnasium is a fully specified high school gymnasium so large tournaments can use both gymnasiums located on the site. The Learning Resource Centre provides a flexible learning space complete with multiple break-out rooms, a story pit, and a video conference centre. Classrooms are designed to have a jog in the wall, providing a gathering area in each classroom for stories and interactive learning sessions. The school has achieved LEED Silver certification.