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Altadore School

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Grades and Programs: K-6

School Hours: AM: 8:45 ~ 12:00 PM:12:45 ~ 3:10

School Location

4506 - 16 Street SW
Calgary AB
T2T 4H9

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Altadore School is located in the Southwest community of Altadore, serving the communities of Altadore, Garrison Woods, and River Park. The designated secondary schools for Altadore School are Mount Royal Junior High and Central Memorial High School.

About the School

The school was built in 1952 and is situated on a slightly larger than 5-acre site. The school has 14 classrooms with features such as a library-learning commons, music room, gymnasium, and a staff/conference room. Our outdoor environment features an expansive creative playground, numerous playing fields and an award-winning naturalization area, "The Owl's Nest." With our proximity to Mount Royal University, we operate as a demonstration site for students in the Faculty of Learning as well as numerous other community partnerships.

About School Name

The school is named after the community in which it is located. Local historians continue to debate the origins of the name "Altadore", but suggestions include a combination of "Alta" (abbreviated form of Alberta) and "adore", or the latin "alta" (meaning 'high') and the French "d'or" (meaning 'golden').

School Mission

Our purpose is to work together with the entire school community to create the best possible learning as mandated by the Alberta Curriculum.

School Vision

Altadore School strives to be a cooperative learning community which fosters responsible, autonomous learners within a responsive, diverse quality learning environment.


  • We uphold the Four Pillars of Care: Care for Self, Care for Others, Care for this Place and Care for Learning.
  • We believe that relationships are key to quality teaching and learning.
  • We believe that we are all learners and learning is a lifelong process.
  • We believe that quality teaching and learning experiences are both planned and spontaneous.
  • We believe that we learn from each other.
  • We believe that we learn in different ways.

  • School Motto

    Unity in Community

    Unique Points

    • Provides a quality program that focuses on a balanced liberal arts program of academic excellence, high-quality fine arts experiences, quality daily physical education, and citizenship/character education in which students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning.
    • Has a very active, committed and supportive school council which works together with school staff to provide the best learning opportunities for the children.
    • Offers additional programs to the regular program such as: leadership core, handbells, robotics, safety patrols, second languages, intramurals, and various other extra-curricular activities.
    • Provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their successful daily classroom activities and work through assemblies, celebrations of learning, student-led conferences, and performances outside the school.
    • Is committed to learning and protecting the environment. We have a naturalization area in front of the school that is used to enhance and enrich the curriculum.
    • Is committed as an entire community to working together to integrate technology with the goal of enhancing learning and teaching in all areas of the curriculum.
    • Offers a before and after school care program, Kids' Kingdom, operated by a not-for-profit agency
    • Offers a supervised lunch program

    Student Enrolment (September 2014 )
    Total Enrolment: 305

    KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6

    Dr. Alex Mckay
    School Board Trustee: Vacant
    CBE Ward: Ward 11
    Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
    Area: Area IV
    Director (Area): Calvin Davies
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