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About Glendale School

Glendale School offers an outstanding learning environment for students in kindergarten to grade six. Our school is located in the southwest community of Glendale, serving the communities of Glendale and Glenmeadows.

What We Believe

We believe that all children come to school with potential, curiosity, and interest in engaging in social interaction, establishing relationships, constructing their learning and negotiating with everything the environment brings to them.  Teachers must be deeply aware of each child’s potential and construct all their work and the environment of the children’s experience to respond appropriately.  At the centre of our work together is the principle that each child is naturally curious, wondrous about learning, filled with potential, possesses many talents, skills and abilities and sees joy in all things possible.

Together with Alberta Education and the Calgary Board of Education, the staff of Glendale School believe that education must be personalized for each child; not considered in isolation but rather, together with the family, other children, the teachers, the environment of the school, the community and the wider society.  The school is a “system” in which all these relationships, which are all interconnected and reciprocal, are activated and supported through intentional instructional design.  Children have a right to high-quality education that supports the development of their true potentials and it is our collective responsibility to foster this for our children through a shared vision for learning. The work of Alberta Education’s “Inspiring Education,the Calgary Board of Education’s Three Year Education plan and the Glendale School Development plan each guide and strongly align to these beliefs.  

Our vision is supported by an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, and open communication between school, students, parents and community. This is achieved when we all agree to share the joy and responsiblity for each and every individual.

School Motto

Our school motto is "Roots and Wings." (radices et pennae) The entire school population contributed to the logo design, developed by Aerographics Creative Services of Ottawa, Ontario to mark the school's 50th anniversary. The logo reflects a tree; tree of knowledge, learning tree, and as one student put it "is the pretty tree in front of our school". The roots go deep and artisticall reflect the energized math/sciences as well as those of the smooth flowing liberal arts. The child in the tree is grounded on a branch near the fruit of learning and with out stretched arms is reaching out towards the stars.

Unique Characteristics

We are uniquely characterized by our:

  • Committment to the Personalization of Learning
  • Active and effortful, assessment rich, metacognitive and transformative learning opportunities for all learners through a powerful Inquiry-Based Learning process
  • French instruction to grades 3-6
  • Highly engaged and supportive school council
  • Outstanding residencies (Swimming, In-line Skating, Ice Skating, Attending Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performances, Field Trips, Dance, Peer Run Organized Play and Sports, and various Artists in Residency.)
  • Focus on environmental stewardship
  • Spacious classrooms with abundant natural light
  • Full-sized gymnasium with stage
  • Onsite Before and After School program
  • Convenient location- close to downtown
  • Committment to working together to integrate technology with the goal of enhancing learning and teaching in all areas of the curriculum
  • SMART Boards in every classroom and wireless technology
  • CBE operated Lunchroom Program
  • Music specialist
  • University Practicum students from the University of Calgary
  • Many special events: Family Muffin Mixer, Celebrations of Learning, Grade 6 Farewell Celebration, Activity Day, Special Lunches, Volunteer Tea, Charity Support, visiting performers