NW Calgary School Information
Country Hills Estates Schools - North of the Golf Course
Address: 427 - 78 Avenue NE - Calgary, AB
Alex Munro School is located in Huntington Hills and serves the northern part of the community, an eastern corner of Beddington Heights and is the bus receiver for students from Country Hills.
We are working together in a common interest, that of promoting the growth and development of children. In order to accomplish this task, we need the help, support and understanding of parents. Working together, we plan to make each child’s school year a safe, successful and happy one. We hope that you will continue to participate in our school activities. Our goal is to have a strong partnership with parents in the education of their children and to provide a safe, secure learning environment for all.
Mission: Our school community is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for students to become independent, self-directed and life-long learners. The school's work aligns tightly with the Calgary Board of Education's Ends Statements and mission, Educating Tomorrow's Citizens Today.
Motto: "Planting Futures."
Address: 412 Northmount Drive NW - Calgary, AB
Colonel Irvine was opened in the mid 1950's. Currently we have a student body of approximately 625 and a staff population of approximately 50.
Colonel Irvine is structured around a middle school philosophy. Each student at Colonel Irvine belongs to one of our learning teams. The teams are made up of the core and option teachers who are also homeroom teachers.
Colonel Irvine runs on a four-day cycle with seven periods per day. Every day students receive instruction in mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, and physical education. The other two periods each day are the complementary courses. Students will receive two complementary courses one day and a different two on the following day. In this way students take four complementary courses per trimester and twelve over the course of the year. Health is a mandatory course for one term and computers is also mandatory at grade seven.
Colonel Irvine is proud of the number of complementary courses it offers. The following is a listing of the courses offered in the complementary time block. (Not all courses are offered at each grade level).
- Art – Two dimensional Drama – Involved
- Art – Three dimensional Drama – Dynamic
- Art – Cultural
- Applied Technology – Inside Computers
- Applied Technology – Bike Repair
- Applied Technology - Engines
- Band Foods - Snacks
- Band - Jazz
- Computers – Introductory Applications - Spreadsheets to Graphics
- Computers – Internet - html programming and web design
- Computers – Multimedia - digital video, hypertalk, keynote and animation
- First Aid and CPR
- Foods - Baking
- Foods - Meals
- Outdoor Education
Address: 4004 - 4 Street NW - Calgary, AB
All of our teachers and staff are here to assist you in acheiving in all of your courses. Take full advantage of the many courses, extra-curricular activities and excellent facilities offered at this school.
One of the main roles of our school is to prepare you for the world of work and further education beyond high school. Engage in opportunities to explore many careers that you might be interested in and our teachers and staff will assist you in designing your personal career pathway. Prepare yourself for life-long learning and believe in your achievements.
As James Fowler is a high school with over 1400 students, there are many opportunities for you to meet other students and develop new friendships. Become involved in the extra-curricular activities offered and become a part of creating a school community that is focused on sharing, giving and looking after each other.
Country Hills Estates Schools - South of the Golf Course
Address: 375 Sandarac Drive NW - Calgary, AB
The school was built in 1991 and was officially opened in 1992. The school is situated on 5.24 acres. It has a large gymnasium, music room, and library complete with computers in a lab setting. The school has a separate kindergarten classroom area and three "wings" or learning communities with seven to eight classrooms each. Two of the learning communities are 2 relocatables with six classrooms in each; the other learning community has eight classrooms. Six classrooms open into double classroom space.
The valley in which the school is located was named after Mr. Symon, who was the first postmaster of the area in the early 1890s. The school first opened in 1991 with 120 ECS students. Classrooms, the gymnasium and office were accommodated in portables. The building itself was not completed until September 1992.
Mission: Educating tomorrow's citizens today.
Motto: Change Begins with Me!
Address: 5215 - 33 Street NW - Calgary, AB
Simon Fraser moved to a Middle School format for the first time this school season (2009-2010) by incorporating grades 5 & 6 with the tradional grades 7 - 9 Junior High. With the addition of these younger grades our school population has jumped to well over this year's projection of 635; we are currently sitting at 667 students. Simon Fraser School was built in 1964 and is situated on 3.8 acres. The school has 28 classrooms. We use both a Mac and PC computer format, with two full Mac labs, as well as several clusters throughout the school. We have also acquired two new class sets of lap tops for a total of four class sets for our wireless environment. Our library is exceptionally well stocked (literacy focus) with books and technology. Last year our school was chosen to have the heating and lighting reformatted with environmentally friendly equipment. Two new boilers, new lighting as well as a new roof have been installed at Simon Fraser in the past 12 months.
Address: 512 - 18 Street NW - Calgary, AB
In High School, Queen Elizabeth serves students from the communities of Briar Hill/Hounsfield Heights, Hillhurst, West Hillhurst, Parkdale, Point McKay and St. Andrew's Heights, University Heights, MacEwan Glen, Sandstone Valley, and Country Hills (South).
Designated elementary feeder schools for the junior high program are Briar Hill, Hillhurst, Queen Elizabeth Elementary, and University Elementary.
Designated junior high feeder schools for the high school program are Queen Elizabeth, and Simon Fraser.
The original school was built in 1910 and has undergone a series of additions and renovations to keep it up to date. Besides its academic classrooms and a comprehensive library, it has 2 gymnasiums, a weight training room, an indoor climbing wall, 4 computer labs, a dance studio, a theatre, a band room, a woods shop, a foods lab and a sewing and fashion lab.
Coventry Hills Schools
Coventry Hills (k-4)
Address: 10 Covepark Drive NE - Calgary, AB
The school is located within the northeast community of Coventry Hills and serves the residents of this community. Currently the school serves Kindergarten to grade 4. Students move from Coventry Hills School to Colonel MacLeod School. Coventry Hills School offers programs as outlined in the Alberta Education Program of Studies. We believe children learn in many ways and therefore offer students opportunities to use many forms of literacy, such as visual and performing arts, technological and mathematical literacies to enhance student learning.
Coventry Hills Modular School opened with Kindergarten and Grade 1 in 2002. The school in its second year expanded to serve Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2. This year, 2009-2010, Coventry Hills serves Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 students. Our school building opened on September 27, 2005.
As the building was under construction, students were housed in a temporary location and then in a modular school which was built in 2002. Staff and students moved there from a temporary site in February 2003. We currently have seven kindergarten classes, eleven Grade 1/2 classrooms and nine grade 3/4 classes. The structure of the many classroom areas lends itself to team teaching.
The school includes spaces for music as well as a large gymnasium and auxiliary gymnasium. Our library media centre is a space that respects intellectual freedom and encourages information literacy. A large multi-purpose area (called the Grand Hall) and library are centrally located.
Colonel Macleod (gr.5-6)
Address: 1610 - 6 Street NE - Calgary, AB
Colonel Macleod School is located in the N.E. community of Renfrew. It serves the communities of Bridgeland, Renfrew, Regal Terrace, Winston Heights, Mayland Heights, Vista Heights and Coventry Hills.
Our school was built originally in 1955 and an industrial arts shop was added several years later. Four portable classrooms were added in 1993 and, in 1998 our building was completely renovated. Currently, we have 28 classrooms surrounding an open central courtyard. Colonel Macleod features an extensive library and resource centre, a networked computer lab, science room, fine arts room, two gymnasia, and a creative playground. Our school colors are yellow and black and our mascot is the cougar.
Our school is named after Colonel James Farquharson Macleod, the North West Mounted Police officer who was responsible for establishing and naming Fort Calgary.
Address: 1019 - 1 Street NW - Calgary, AB
North Haven School is located in the northwest community of North Haven, serving the communities of North Haven, Harvest Hills (bused) and The Hamptons (bused). Students from the communities of North Haven and Harvest Hills move on to Colonel Irvine School for Grades 7 to 9 and then to James Fowler High School. Students from The Hamptons move on to Tom Baines School for Grades 7 to 9 and to William Aberhart High School.
The school was built in 1964 and is situated on 7.21 acres. The facility is a one-storey concrete block and brick structure, designed around the closed classroom concept. The school has 19 classrooms, a computer lab, a music/drama area, library, and gymnasium.
Address: 4922 North Haven Dr NW - Calgary, AB
John G. Diefenbaker
Address: 6620 - 4 Street NW - Calgary, AB
John G. Diefenbaker High School is located in the northwest community of Huntington Hills, serving the communities of Beddington Heights, Greenview (north of McKnight Boulevard), Harvest Hills, Huntington Hills, Panorama Hills and certain sections of Thorncliffe (north of McKnight Boulevard, Simons Road and Egerts Park). The feeder junior high schools to John G. Diefenbaker High School are Colonel Irvine, Georges P. Vanier, and Sir John A. Macdonald.
The school was built in 1971 and is situated on 14.64 acres. Our building is unconventional in its design and includes individual classrooms, large open areas, small conference rooms, and a variety of specialized program offerings to take full advantage of the unique spaces available. The original part of the building opened in 1971. In 1990, an addition was made on the southeast corner to add a second gymnasium, science and math classrooms, and the Mall area. A space enclosed under the gymnasium in 1990 allowed for relocation of the communications technology room. The school has 43 classrooms, 2 gymnasiums, 3 computer labs, and many independent computer workstations for student use, all of which are networked through the central hub. The school also has a music room, a newly developed drama facility, home economics, industrial arts labs, and a library. We are a culturally diverse school with 40 different languages being spoken in student's homes.
Panorama Hills (k-4)
Address: 1057 Panorama Hills Dr NW - Calgary, AB
The school is located within the northwest community of Panorama Hills and serves the residents of this community as well as Hanson Ridge. Currently the school serves Kindergarten to Grade 4. Students move from Panorama Hills School to Dr. J.K. Mulloy for Grade 5, and will be attending the new middle school scheduled to open in Panorama September 2012. Panorama Hills School offers programs as outlined in the Alberta Education Program of Studies.
Our new school building is scheduled to open August 2009! We have fourteen classrooms in the main building as well as eight relocatables in a wing attached to the school. The school has a large playing field and a paved compound. School facilities include a library, gymnasium, music room and a student gathering space large enough to accommodate our lunchroom program, school assemblies, as well as our Before and After school program. Students will have access to a large collection of print and digital resources, laptops, desktop computers and SMARTBoards. A focus on inquiry-based learning invites engagement with imagination and supports children in becoming contributors to their world.
Dr. J.K. Mulloy (gr.5-6)
Address: 7440 - 10 Street NW - Calgary, AB
Dr. J.K. Mulloy School is located in the northwest community of Huntington Hills, which is situated at the base of Nose Hill between the communities of Beddington Heights and Thorncliff/Greenview.
Effective September 2010 Dr. J.K. Mulloy School will house Traditional Learning Centre for students in Kindergarten to grade 4 and the regular program for students in grade 5 & 6 (from Panorama and from Huntington Hills if they attended the school in 2009-2010.) Effective September 2012, the school will house only the Traditional Learning Centre for Kindergarten to grade 4 students.
The students coming to the school for TLC and the grade 5 & 6 regular program, are a diverse group of learners and will contribute to a vibrant, challenging and supportive environment for teaching and learning. We are excited about blending the two programs into a single learning community for students.
The school was built in 1969 and is situated on 7.0 acres. The school is a two story building with the lower level opening out onto the back compound area of the school. The interior has six double areas and seven single class areas. The library houses our school reading materials and also acts as a technology and information centre. The gymnasium and music room are located on the top floor.
Sir John A. Macdonald
Address: 6600 - 4 Street NW- Calgary, AB
Sir John A. Macdonald School is located in the northwest community of Huntington Hills, serving the communities of Huntington Hills, Thorncliffe, Panorama Hills, and Upper North Haven. Sir John A. Macdonald's feeder schools are Alex Munro, Catherine Nichols Gunn, Dr. J. K. Mulloy, Huntington Hills, and Thorncliffe, elementary schools. Students graduate from Sir John A. Macdonald School to John G. Diefenbaker or James Fowler high schools.
The school was built in 1966 and is situated on 8.46 acres. The school has 32 classrooms, a gymnasium, CTS labs (for graphics, construction, information processing, foods, and fashion), fine and performing arts centres (for music, drama, art, and French), and a centrally located library.