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Tom Baines School

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Grades and Programs: 7-9

School Hours: AM: 8:55 ~ 12:15 PM:1:00 ~ 3:34

School Location

250 Edgepark Blvd. NW
Calgary AB
T3A 3S2

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Tom Baines School, located in the subdivision of Edgemont, is the junior high school for students of this community and for grade 7, 8 & 9 students who live in the Hamptons.

About the School

Opening in September 1997 and reflecting the energy and enthusiasm of parents, students, and staff, we know that our school does make a difference and we must all be active "partners together". This has created a school community that strongly values and succeeds in all aspects of its program. The school is equipped with a main gym, auxiliary gym and new fitness centre. There is a computer lab, Learning Centre, 4 Science labs, library, music room, Foods/Fashion lab, Art Room, Drama Room, Construction lab, cafeteria and Guidance suite. The Center Court is also used for many activities.

About School Name

Tom Baines (1901-1994) was the first employee and curator of the Calgary Zoo from 1929-1964. He worked extensively with the Boy Scouts program in Calgary, and from 1968-1990 visited Calgary and district schools. Over a million students were introduced to his gimmick bag and pet snake Agnes on these visits. We ae proud to carry the name of such an outstanding citizen. Mr. Baines' legacy sets the example of citizenship, service, and proficiency for all the students who are, or will be, part of this school. We know the school will be a continuing reminder of his contributions to our community.

School Mission

Our School Philosophy

  • Every student needs to feel safe and secure in coming to school, and there is a stress on the responsibility of citizenship and positive participation in the school (Respect yourself, Respect others and Respect the school).
  • Every student needs to feel successful, and this is possible in a program that emphasizes academics, life skills, physical education, and a full range of complementary courses.
  • Every student needs to have the opportunity to feel significant and be attached to some aspect of the school, so there is a wide range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, including a full offering of school sports and clubs.
  • Tom Baines School Vision and Statement of Purpose: In keeping with the vision and mission statements of Alberta Education and the Calgary Board of Education, we believe that Tom Baines School is a great place for every student to become an active, inquiring and engaged Global Citizen.

  • School Motto

    "Partners Together."

    Unique Points

    • Academic classes are physically and organizationally grouped in a "pod" structure where a cluster of homerooms share the same teacher team. This allows for greater communication between teachers, enabling them to facilitate individual student needs as well as work on collaborative program strategies.
    • Complementary courses include all the fine arts (art, band, dance, drama, film, performing arts), French, and various strands of career and technical studies (C.T.S.), including those linked to computers, construction, and foods/ fashion studies. As well, there are modules emphasizing fitness and environmental education.
    • Technology is apparent throughout the building. Students have extensive opportunities in all classes to become proficient with computers and the variety of applications relevant to their program.
    • Students with special learning needs are included in regular classes. They are supported by a resource team who work with classroom teachers to modify and differentiate programs and expectations to ensure success.

    Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
    Total Enrolment: 731

    Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9

    Rick Petrowitsch
    School Board Trustee: Lynn Ferguson
    CBE Ward: Ward 4
    Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
    Area: Area I
    Director (Area): Jeannie Everett
    Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal: Wednesday at 1:57 pm


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