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Jennie Elliott School

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Grades and Programs: K-6

School Hours: AM: 8:20 ~ 11:35 PM:12:25 ~ 2:45

School Location

3031 Lindsay Drive SW
Calgary AB
T3E 6A9

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Jennie Elliott School is located in the southwest Calgary community of Lakeview and serves the communities of Lakeview, North Glenmore and Discovery Ridge. Registration in the school is limited to those students living within our CBE designated boundaries. Bussing is provided for students who live outside of the 1.2 kilometer walk limit. For details on these walk limit boundaries, we ask that you please call the office.

About the School

Jennie Elliott School is a dynamic learning community that is characterized by academic excellence, the building of responsible student behavior and strong partnerships with families. Students are both challenged and nurtured to develop their own learning strengths and are constantly encouraged to take on leadership roles within the classroom and school at large. Teachers, support staff and administration recognize the importance of ongoing focused professional development to ensure that all students receive quality instruction in all areas of their learning.

Although the school was initially built in 1962, significant renovations were made and additions added during the 1970's. Today this large two storey school has 23 classrooms for Kindergarten through Six, plus two TASC classes for students with severe disabilities. Kindergarten is offered in both the morning and the afternoon.

In addition to having large well equipped classrooms with computers and Smartboards, the school has a very spacious technology centre/ library and an extensive collection of both narrative and expository text. The art and music program are well supported and the music room is a self-contained classroom. The physical education program is taught by a specialist who also ensures that a quality intramural program runs during the lunch hour. The physical structure of the school allows excellent opportunities for large group Learning Celebrations and Assemblies, as well as quiet areas for small group instruction and resource work.

The school site itself is very large (6.36 acres) and is equipped with an expansive creative play centre, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and courtyard areas. Students enjoy these play areas during their fifteen minute morning recess and one hour lunchbreak.

Jennie Elliott School offers a well supervised lunch program for both bussed and walking students. After finishing their lunch, a broad range of clubs are offered , inclusive of French, computers, intramurals, choir, handbells, leadership, crafts and art. All students are encouraged to join these activities or to come forward with new ideas for clubs that could be offered. While some of the school clubs are purely for student interest, others have a strong service component. These 'working clubs' include library helpers, patrols, gym helpers, TASC buddies (support for students with severe disabilities), lunchroom and school leadership.

There is a privately run Before-and-After School Care Program in the school that also caters to Kindergarten children attending school for half-a-day. Services are available to parents from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm, on non-student school days and during the summer months. One of the defining elements of the school is the level of parent participation in the classrooms and the school as a whole. Parents are highly valued members of our learning community - students, teachers, administration and parents are our collaborative team.

About School Name

The school was named after Jennie Elliott who was a well known teacher in Calgary. Last year, student researchers discovered that Ms. Elliott's real name was Mary Jane! Ms. Elliott was born in Ontario on December 20, 1876. She began teaching in her home community, but later moved to Alberta where she taught for forty years. After her teaching career, Miss Elliott was elected to the Calgary Public School Board on which she served for three terms. She was known for her deep sense of humanity and her wide range of knowledge. Miss Elliott convened the Education Group in the Canadian Federation of University Women. Throughout her career she was dedicated to the upholding of high standards and the establishment of good relations between teachers and the community. A portrait of Ms. Elliott hangs in the library of the school. She is a strong symbol of the school's commitment to excellence.

School Mission

The Mission of Jennie Elliott Elementary School

Jennie Elliot School is committed to being a safe and caring school environment, where every student is provided with the opportunities to achieve excellence in academics, citizenship, character and personal development.


Jennie Elliott School seeks to develop compassionate, principled young people. Students will achieve both personal and academic excellence through inquiry and engagement in in the local and global community. Jennie Elliott students will embrace lifelong learning and make significant contributions to our complex and changing world. Parents, students, teachers, support staff and administration will work as partners. Their shared goal is to provide the best possible learning opportunities for children and to ensure that they develop leadership skills that serve them today and in the future.


We believe:

  • Everyone can learn.
  • Each learner is unique.
  • Learning takes place both in and out of school.
  • Learning is lifelong.
  • The family is the major influence in a child's development and they are partners with the school.
  • A shared sense of ownership of public education by parents, children, the school system, and the community builds a positive foundation for lifelong learning.
  • The learner-teacher relationship is central to the school learning experience.
  • Everyone has the potential to be responsible for his or her own learning.
  • A healthy community of learners promotes social and personal responsibility in individuals.
  • Schools are more successful when they are viewed by all participants as communities of learners rather than as organizations.
  • Schools, as communities of learners, are characterized by: physical and emotional security, respect, trust, caring, innovation, open communication, and shared decision-making.
  • Accountability contributes to the quality of the educational experience and to the effective use of resources.

    School Development Plan

    At Jennie Elliott School, we have a strong sense of purpose and community. We are guided by our school mission statement "to provide quality learning within a safe and caring educational community."

    The staff and parents at Jennie Elliott School work hard to provide the best possible environment for the students. The School Development Plan is a critical component in the ongoing work of school improvement. Our major goals are:

  • Academic Excellence: integration of technology into teaching and learning, structured critical inquiry in both project based learning and in daily lesson planning, improvement in writing skills
  • Character Development and Citizenship: student respect, responsibility and leadership

    A copy of the School Development Plan is posted on our website.

  • School Motto

    Learning and Leading... Today and Tomorrow

    Unique Points

    • Jennie Elliott School recognizes the need for students to work towards high academic standards, while also maintaining a strong commitment to school and community citizenship. Teachers consistently reinforce the need for respectful behavior towards peers, teachers and all adults in the school. We believe strongly that all children are leaders and their leadership potential should be actively developed.
    • We maintain a high level of Excellent standards in Provincial Achievement and respect the personal best of all of our students.
    • We operate as a collaborative learning community. We have an extremely active and supportive Parent Council who work with the school staff to provide the best learning opportunities for our students.
    • We have a very active and extensive parent volunteer program. Volunteer assistance enhances the educational opportunities for our students. We also partner with the University of Calgary to support student teachers.
    • We offer French from Grades 4-6
    • We have a Physical Education Specialist that teachers all Grade 1-6 students 4 times/week
    • We have an outstanding library/technology media center and computers in all classrooms. In addition to the desktop lab, we have a portable computer lab to support project work in classrooms.
    • The school has an environmental courtyard located off the library, which heightens environmental awareness and provides a natural environment for enhancing student learning. Our Environmental Leadership Club is active in supporting waste reduction and recycling.
    • Exposes students to various Fine Arts experiences through the school's Artist in Residence program and live performances supported by School Council.
    • Provides a variety of extracurricular activities (Choir, Handbells, Intramurals, French and, Craft Club etc.)
    • Learning Celebrations hosted by each classroom.
    • Regular Assemblies hosted by classrooms to showcase student learning and talents.
    • Parent and Community Volunteers offer support to young readers through Calgary Reads Program.
    • Offers a variety of leadership opportunities to students (PE Leaders, TASC Buddies, Kindergarten Buddies, Office Assistants, School Patrols, Library Assistants etc.)
    • Excellent Calgary Board of Education Lunchroom Program.
    • Houses a Before and After School Care program.
    • We offer two morning and afternoon Kindergarten classes.
    • Grade 6 students attend Outdoor School. Grade 5 students are partnered with Entrepeneurial Adventures which is a mentorship program supported by the Bank of Montreal. Students are taught the business skills - drafting a business plan, producing a product and marketing. Funds raised are donated to a social agency. This program is designed to develop leadership skills in our students. Grade 4 students operate a school wide 'Green Club' that promotes environmental initiatives. The school works in a very focused deliberate way to develop leadership skills in our youth.
    • All students participate in a full gym program and receive specialized instruction in rollerblading.
    • Four special lunches offered each year and a hot lunch is available for purchase on Thursdays (The Lunchbell).
    • Parent Council initiated special events to build a strong sense of community ( school dances, Gingerbread House building). The Student Leadership Club organizes spirit days for all grades.

    Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
    Total Enrolment: 493

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    Chris Aylesworth
    School Board Trustee: Vacant
    CBE Ward: Ward 11
    Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
    Area: Area IV
    Director (Area): Calvin Davies
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