Calgary Board of Education Aboriginal Learning Centre
3743 Dover Ridge Dr. SE Calgary, AB T2B2E1 | Early Learners
t | 403-817-3404  e |



ALC Facility Rentals 2017-2018


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Welcome to the Aboriginal Learning Centre

Reminder, there will be no school from March 23 - April 2 due to Non-Instructional days & Spring Break.


Aboriginal Learning Centre Opening

November 30, 2016


Dear Parents and Guardians

I am excited to confirm that our new school will open on Jan. 3, 2017. Students will remain in the same classes with the staff and classmates that they’ve had since the beginning of the year. Our school hours will also stay the same.



Most of our students who are bused will continue to have the same busing. However, students that live within the walk zone of our new school will no longer have busing. Please see the walk zone map to find out if you live in the walk zone.


Students who currently walk to Valley View School may be eligible for busing to the new Aboriginal Learning Centre. Please look at the walk zone map that’s attached to determine if your child is eligible. You can register your child for yellow school bus transportation using your My CBE Account.

If you have questions regarding busing, please contact CBE Transportation at 403-817-7433 or


Please contact me at or 403-817-3404 if you have other questions about the move to our new school.

The Aboriginal Learning Centre is absolutely beautiful and I know it will be a wonderful place for all of our students to learn and grow.


Michelle Ranger, Principal
Aboriginal Learning Centre


February Month at a Glance Calendar
What's New


Nov. 30, 2016 School Opening
Nov 24, 2016 School Development Plan
May 31, 2016 2016-17 Transportation Services Levels and Noon Supervision
May 24, 2016 2016-2017 Aboriginal Learning Centre Traditional Calendar
Apr. 27, 2016 ​Aboriginal Learning Centre | "A beautiful place to learn"
Apr. 21, 2016 New Aboriginal Learning Centre
June 2014 ​Holistic Lifelong Learning
June 2014 Brochure​


Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018


Registration for the 2017-18 school year begins Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 for traditional calendar schools and on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 for modified calendar schools. Children must turn five years of age by March 1 during their kindergarten school year. You have to register in person at your school with proof of residence, your child's name, date of birth and citizenship. Visit the CBE Registration page for more information and for the forms you'll need. More information is available on the CBE Kindergarten page.


Kindergarten | great learning starts here (pdf)




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Parents/guardians: Due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), if you want to keep receiving electronic messages from our school on commercial topics such as student fees and field trip costs, you need to subscribe online.

In addition, if you want to receive any text messages from our school, you need to opt-in by texting the word YES to the six-digit number 724665.


A Beautiful Place to Learn

Starting September 2016

The Calgary Board of Education is excited and proud to open a new centre to focus on early intervention for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students aged 3 to 8 years old. The program will provide early learners with a strong foundation for future academic success.

The Aboriginal Learning Centre will open for preschool, kindergarten and Grade 1 students in September 2016. The program will grow to add Grade 2 in the 2017-18 school year and Grade 3 in the 2018-19 school year. The program will open in its own space at Valley View School (4105 – 26 Ave. S.E) in September 2016 and move to the newly renovated building (the former Harold W. Riley School at 3743 Dover Ridge Dr. S.E.) when it is ready later in the 2016-2017 school year.

To make the transition to the new Aboriginal Learning Centre as easy as possible, students will be placed in classes together with their teacher(s) who will move with them. Once at the newly renovated site, the most significant change for students will be their new surroundings as their classmates, teachers and learning will remain the same.


Supporting our youngest Aboriginal learners

Programming at the Aboriginal Learning Centre will provide early intervention through a holistic, strength-based, early learning environment. We want our students to build a strong academic foundation in a learning environment that reflects and nurtures their Aboriginal identity.

By providing our students the best possible start to their educational journey and supporting school-to-school transitions when students move from the Aboriginal Learning Centre, our goal is to improve Aboriginal students’ long-term success in school and prepare them to live in both worlds.

A community gathering place

The Aboriginal Learning Centre will become a learning hub for the greater Calgary-area community, as well as for CBE staff and students. It will be a gathering place for Aboriginal Ceremonies, cultural celebrations, programs and events. We want to deepen community, staff and student knowledge and understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, cultures, contributions and ways of knowing.

The Aboriginal Learning Centre will work closely with and be guided by the advice of community Elders. It will also maintain and build key partnerships to enhance educational opportunities for the CBE and community.


Unique program and benefits for Aboriginal students

This unique and innovative early learning environment will provide:

  • Opportunities for families to be involved and help shape the future growth of this exciting learning journey for their children.
  • Holistic, strength-based, personalized, experiential learning opportunities.
  • An early childhood development preschool for Aboriginal children aged 3 and 4 years old.
  • Full-day kindergarten for Aboriginal children.
  • Curriculum taught through a diversity of Aboriginal perspectives and experiences to build a strong sense of Aboriginal identity and a strong academic foundation.
  • Onsite services and supports for registered students and their families.
  • Student transportation – yellow school bus service.
  • New modernized facility, with Circle of Nations Learning Collection and Aboriginal community programs.





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Preschool Transportation Boundary Map

Preschool Transportation Boundary Map

Walk Zone
Click the map below to view the walk zone for your school. To find out how walk zones are determine and answers to frequently asked questions, visit our school walk zone page.

Walk Zone Map