Flood-damaged St. Mary's High School fully repaired

St. Mary's High School is finally celebrating a full comeback almost a year after last June’s flood.

$4-million renovation restored school's fitness centre, computer lab, band and drama rooms

A photo from last June shows the swollen Elbow River engulfing St. Mary's High School in Calgary. (CBC)
St. Mary's High School principal Frank Durante says the school has now fully recovered from the June 2013 flood after a $4 million renovation. (CBC)

St. Mary's High School is finally celebrating a full comeback almost a year after last June’s flood.

The lower level of the school at 18th Avenue and First Street southwest was badly damaged when water from the overflowing Elbow River flooded in, said principal Frank Durante.

“From almost 10 feet of water in our basement to completely brand new text books, computers, equipment, a facility for our athletes and students, cosmetology, drama, band — completely devastated, to brand new. We’re really excited,” he said.

Durante said the school shared space with other schools while the $4-million renovation job was completed.