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F.E. Osborne School

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Grades and Programs: 7-9

School Hours: AM: 7:55 M-Th ~ 11:21 M-Th PM:12:04 M-Th ~ 2:38 Daily

School Location

5315 Varsity Drive NW
Calgary AB
T3A 1A7

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F.E. Osborne School is located in the northwest community of Varsity, serving the communities of Hawkwood, Tuscany and Varsity. Elementary feeder schools are Hawkwood, Marion Carson and Varsity Acres. Hawkwood and Varsity community students are designated to Sir Winston Churchill High School. Tuscany community students are designated to Bowness High School.

About the School

The school was built in 1967 and is situated on 8.06 acres. The school has 29 classrooms, a gymnasium, a library, 2 computer labs, a music room, an art room, a construction technology facility, a foods and fashion lab, a fitness room and a courtyard. Our technology access includes wireless, LCD technology and both PC and Mac platforms.

About School Name

FREDERICK ERNEST OSBORNE: The name of our school honors an active, community-minded man, who made Calgary his home at the beginning of the last century. Mr. Osborne was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1878. There he attended elementary and high school. He later graduated from the Belleville Business College. He was married in 1901 and came to Calgary in 1904. Some residents of this city will remember Osborne’s Book Store. Mr. Osborne established this well-known retail outlet in 1905. It remained in its original location, 112 - 8th Avenue S.W., until it was destroyed by fire in 1966. Fred Osborne took a leadership role in many of Calgary’s service and social clubs. He was a president and district governor of the Rotary Club, president of the Calgary Board of Trade, a Mason, and a Shriner. He was also a member of the Ranchman’s Club, the Calgary Golf and Country Club, and the Glencoe Club. Politics was another area in which he became actively involved. He twice served the city as an alderman, and he was the mayor of Calgary for three years (1927-1929). The University of Alberta recognized Mr. Osborne by awarding him an honorary degree of Doctor of Law. For his leadership role in the 2nd World War Finance Committee, he was awarded the prestigious Commander of the Order of the British Empire. This honor was given to him a few months before his death in 1948, and it underlined the fact that he had worked industriously for the people of Canada and the citizens of Calgary.

School Mission

A learning community working together for the success of all.

School Philosophy

The staff of F.E. Osborne School, individually and collaboratively, is committed to help each student maximize his/her potential as a responsible and contributing citizen of the school and the community.

As a learning community, our three pillars of Eagle Etiquette guide our work.

Eagle Etiquette:

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Responsibility

  • School Motto

    Soaring to Success

    Unique Points

    • Provincial Achievement Results consistently above provincial standards
    • Technology rich environment
    • Strong ESL program includes both integration of students into the regular classrooms and direct English language instruction
    • Resource Counselor
    • Learning Strategies support
    • French as a Second Language program accessed by all students
    • Humanities program offered at Grade 7 and 8
    • Extra curricular includes debate club, sports teams, art club and more
    • Complementary classes can include band, art, drama, foods, fashion, dance, construction, and computer technology/media

    Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
    Total Enrolment: 422

    Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9

    Marilynn Russell
    School Board Trustee: Joy Bowen-Eyre
    CBE Ward: Ward 1
    Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
    Area: Area I
    Director (Area): Jeannie Everett
    Notes for Substitute: Late Arrival: Friday 9:45 Friday school hours: 9:45 AM to 2:38 PM Lunch 12:08-12:50 PM


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