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Chris Akkerman School

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Grades and Programs: K-5 TLC

School Hours: AM: 7:50 ~ 11:40 PM:12:35 ~ 2:35

School Location

5004 Marbank Drive NE
Calgary AB
T2A 3J6

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Chris Akkerman School is the designated Traditional Learning Centre school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 who reside in Area 3 (Northeast Calgary) of the Calgary Board of Education. Our total enrolment is 638 students. Approximately 590 students are bus eligible. Students from our program move on to Sir Wilfrid Laurier for Grades 6-8 in the Traditional Learning Centre Program. Families must make application to the school. A description of the Traditional Learning Program and the profile of a successful TLC student is located on CBE's main website ( - Alternative Programs

About the School

The school was built in 1973 and is situated on 9.19 acres. It was originally built as an "open area" school in which the Learning Commons is surrounded by instructional areas. In more recent years a new wing consisting of four relocatables was added. Two more relocatable classrooms were added to the east of the school in 2005-2006. Wall extensions and doors were installed so that teaching areas can be closed off from the Learning Commons core. Special facilities are available for physical education, music, and technology.

About School Name

The school is named in honour of Chris Akkerman, a former mayor of Forest Lawn and prominent businessman. In 1954 Chris Akkerman was elected Counsellor of Forest Lawn and in 1959 Mayor. He was recognized in 1969 by the provincial government for his "outstanding achievement in the area of community participation."

School Mission

Our mission is aligned with the CBE's misson "Educating Tomorrow's Citizens Today"

School Motto

Learning Today; Leading Tomorrow

Unique Points

  • Bus Receiver school
  • Noon Supervision is provided to over approximately 540 students in classrooms
  • Specialists for English as a Second Language, Resource, Music, Literacy Support and Technology
  • Student Leadership opportunities: Environment Club, CAVA (Student Leadership)
  • A balance between the direct instruction of foundational skills and inquiry to enrich student learning
  • A focus on integrating technology to enhance and personalize teaching and learning
  • A large culturally diverse population representing 27 different home languages
  • Offering a diverse extra curricular program

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 638

KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5

Deb Warmington
School Board Trustee: Pamela King
CBE Ward: Ward 10
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area III
Director (Area): Dr. Dianne Yee
Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal: Friday 11:35 AM


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