Calgary Board of Education

About Our School

We are the designated site for the Traditional Learning Centre Program for students in Grades 6-9 who live within Calgary Board of Education’s Area 4 along the north and east edges of the city.  To see if your child is within our area please follow the link Find A School and type in your address and Traditional Learning Centre in the “Program Options” box.   Most of our Grade 9 students will be designated to Nelson Mandela High School to continue their learning.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier offers band, French, extra-curricular athletics, character education and literacy programs.  We hold school-wide events such as assemblies, performances, sports and social activities for all our students.  The anticipated population in the 2017-2018 school year is approximately 440 students.  Approximately 15% of our students are identified as having special learning needs and about 300 have been identified as English Language Learners requiring ELL support and instruction.

Vision Statement

At Sir Wilfrid Laurier School we believe the purpose of education is to challenge all students to reach their fullest potential. We strive to promote self-discipline, commitment, independence, curiosity and life-long learning. Through an enriching and supportive academic climate, we engage with students in active and meaningful learning.

The staff is dedicated to guiding students as they become productive citizens, who make responsible choices, respect and value diversity, and actively participate in their school and community.

School Mission

The Traditional Learning Centre uses teacher-directed instruction and character education to foster reflective thinking, continuous learning, and responsible citizenship.  It is a celebration of cultural diversity and commonly held values.  The virtues-oriented school environment prepares students to meet the moral, technological, and global challenges of the 21st century.

School Philosophy

We are "together" with our parents, students, business community, and academic community in providing growth opportunities to all. Every one of us is an individual with unique talents and needs, and Sir Wilfrid Laurier is a school committed to the individual growth and improvement of all stakeholders. A major goal for the staff is to build a sense of belonging for our students. We believe in creating opportunities for our students to achieve mastery in a variety of ways.

School Motto

Go Lightning – Pride and Respect