Calgary Board of Education Dr. Gordon Townsend School
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary AB T3B 6A8 | Special Needs Modified School
t | 403-955-7004  e |


Back-to-School Information




Welcome to Dr. Gordon Townsend School

Dr. Gordon Townsend School is a unique setting school in the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The student population is comprised of young people aged 5-19. These students are continuously admitted and discharged for their significant medical conditions by the medical teams at the ACH. Students are admitted to the various programs at our school through our partners, Alberta Health Services. The school is on the CBE modified calendar to meet the various needs of the young people at the ACH. Each of the students remain connected to their origin school and will transition back to this school or another appropriate placement as soon as they are medically able or have completed their admission.


Upcoming Dates to Remember


Aug. 13-15 – Office Open to Parents/Guardians

Aug. 16 – First Day of Classes

Sep. 21 – Non-instructional Day - No Classes




Dr. Gordon Townsend 2018-2019 Modified School Calendar (pdf)


Dr. Gordon Townsend School Brochure (pdf)


School Development Plam 2017-18 (pdf)


School Results Report 2017-18 (pdf)




School Brochure

View our new school brochure (pdf)



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Townsend Tigers Challenge Calgary Stampeders


Members of the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders took time away from the football field to challenge students from Dr. Gordon Townsend School at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in a game of wheelchair football on September 16. Read story



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