Calgary Board of Education

 
About Our School

Welcome to Dr. Egbert! We are happy that you have chosen to attend our school and we trust that the years that you spend here will be effective in preparing you to enter high school. One of our goals is to help you gain greater independence in your learning.

Our staff wants you to be successful in junior high and is dedicated to working with you and your parents to achieve this goal.

Dr. Gladys M. Egbert

Dr. Gladys Egbert was a talented musician and piano teacher. She was born in 1897 in Brandon, Manitoba. Gladys moved to Calgary at the age of two, started music lessons at six and at age 12 won a three year scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London. Dr. Egbert was the first Canadian and the youngest student to ever win such a scholarship. She continued her studies in New York until her father’s death in 1919. At this time she turned down the chance of a concert career and returned to Calgary to look after her mother. Gladys became a dedicated music teacher for more than 50 years in Calgary. Her students were regular winners at the Calgary and Alberta music festivals.

Core Beliefs

We believe…

  • Everyone has the ability to learn and the right to be educated to their fullest potential.
  • Everyone has the right to an environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Strong relationships are the foundation of effective teaching and successful learning.
  • Through teamwork we promote and develop good citizenship.
  • It is our role to foster the emotional, social and physical well being of the members of our community.

Vision

Dr. Egbert will empower students to learn to the best of their ability, to develop emotionally and physically, and to contribute meaningfully to society.

School Mission

Dr. Egbert will empower students to learn to the best of their ability, to develop emotionally and physically, and to contribute meaningfully to society.

School Motto

"Creating quality learning for a lifetime"