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Balmoral School

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Grades and Programs: 5-8 TLC

School Hours: AM: 7:55 ~ 11:57 PM:12:49 ~ 2:30

School Location

220 - 16 Avenue NW
Calgary AB
T2M 0H4

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Balmoral School is located in the northwest community of Tuxedo Park on the corner of 16th Avenue and 2 Street NW. It is the 5-8 Middle School for TLC students in part of Area 2. Check the website for information on your community.

About the School

Balmoral School was built in 1913 and is situated on 5.357 acres. As one of the few remaining sandstone school buildings in Calgary, it has been designated as an historical site. A popular myth is that the clock for the tower went down with the Titanic in 1912. While this is an interesting story, the clock was never purchased as World War I began, and there were no funds available. Over the years, Balmoral has had a proud tradition of excellence. William Aberhart and Ralph Klein were connected with Balmoral School. Both went on to become Premiers of Alberta.

In 2006-2007, Balmoral became the middle school site for the Traditional Learning Centre. The TLC started as an alternative program in 2002 at Colonel Sanders School with 360 students from K-6. It has expanded to sites all over the city, with over 5000 students attending the program from kindergarten to grade 12. It remains a popular choice for parents seeking a more traditional education.

Balmoral School serves 525 TLC students from Grades 5 to 8. There is an opportunity for students to complete pre-advanced placement courses in Mathematics. The school also offers a strong fine arts program, French as a second language, a diverse options program, and participation in inter-school athletics. Students have access to three technology labs, including two wireless mobile. Character education forms the foundation for expectations with an emphasis on virtues, positive values, and respect for self, others and the environment.

Balmoral School strives to maintain high standards through continuous professional improvement. Our AISI projects(Alberta Initiative for Student Improvement) focus on higher order thinking.

About School Name

Balmoral is the Scottish ancestral home of the Commonwealth's Royal Family.

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 Motto

"To Think, To Value, To Know."

Unique Points

  • Alternative program of choice with an emphasis on teacher directed instruction and character education
  • Classical education that values academics, second language, fine arts and physical education
  • Academic groupings to maximize success; pre-advanced placement program in mathematics
  • Band begins at Grade 5
  • French begins in Grade 1 for students continuing in the program
  • School uniforms are required
  • Daily homework and use of agenda as tools for organization
  • Expectation of strong parent support for the program

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 510

Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8

Elaine Knudtson
School Board Trustee: Judy Hehr
CBE Ward: Ward 9
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area II
Director (Area): Brant Parker (Acting)
Notes for Substitute: Please park in the east parking lot.


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