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Ernest Manning High School

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Grades and Programs: 10-12

School Hours: AM: 8:30 ~ PM: ~ 3:35

School Location

20 Springborough Blvd SW
Calgary AB
T3H 0N7

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Ernest Manning High School is located south of the Bow River, west of Sarcee Trail and adjacent to the Westside Recreational Centre. Ernest Manning is within 20 minutes of downtown Calgary, the University of Calgary, Canada Olympic Park, as well as all other major facilities and institutions. It serves the communities of Aspen Woods, Christie Park, Coach Hill, Cougar Ridge, Discovery Ridge, East Springbank, Glenbrook, Glendale, Glengarry, Killarney, Patterson Heights, Prominence Point, Richmond Hill, Rosscarrock, Shaganappi, Sienna Hills, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Spruce Cliff, Strathcona Park, Westgate, West Springs and Wildwood. Junior High feeder schools are A.E. Cross, Vincent Massey, Bishop Pinkham.

About the School

The original school was built in 1963 and relocated in September 2011. The new location is a state of the art building that is LEED credentialed-current knowledge of green building technologies and best practices. The school has 3 wings with 16 classrooms per wing, fine arts wing, 2 gymnasiums, fitness centre, pre-engineering lab, e-learning centre, full-service cafeteria, learning commons, and Career Technology Studies facilities offering pre-architectural design, pre-geology, cosmetology, film, media studies, photography, outdoor leadership, exercise science and more. SMART boards in all classrooms. In addition, the first public school in Calgary to have an artificial turf athletic field and running track.

About School Name

The school continues to be named after one of the many great premiers of Alberta. Mr. Manning served as premier for 25 years and lead the province during a period of tremendous growth and development. The spirit of growth, change and innovation continue at Ernest Manning High School today.

School Mission

“To engage and support all students to be self-directed, life-long learners who think critically and creatively, and function as caring, productive citizens.”

School Vision:

“To create as many varied and positive learning experiences as possible for all learners.”

School Values:

“The Instructional Core – the respectful, dignified relationship between the learner and the teacher in the presence of content – is the heart and soul of our work. Our role is to enhance learning and the role of the student is to learn.”

School Motto

Lead, Learn and Innovate

Unique Points

  • An innovative high school that provides extensive personalized programs to meet the needs and interests of its students.
  • High expectation for success and strong academic programs
  • Advanced Placement Programs
  • International Certificate Program
  • Languages include French, Spanish and Mandarin
  • Leaders in innovative character development programs such as Leadership, Mentorship, and Multiple Winner of the Mayor's Partnership Award.
  • Winner of the National Conference Board of Canada Award for Partnerships in Education.
  • Exceptionally strong and comprehensive interschool athletic programs. Offering all sports for females and males, resulting in excellent opportunities for all students.
  • State-of-the-art technologies throughout.
  • Extensive Career and Technology courses that reflect new programs such as pre-engineering, pre-architecture, pre-geology, cosmetology, health services and so on.
  • Direct pathways to credentialed courses at the new CT Centre.
  • A robust Fine Arts program that is dedicated to excellence in all performance aspects, offering a Fine and Performing Arts Certificate.
  • Well established community partnerships.
  • A positive school community dedicated to fostering learning, growth and development of the whole student.

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 1671

Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12

Myra Hood
School Board Trustee: Trina Hurdman
CBE Ward: Ward 6
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area IV
Director (Area): Calvin Davies
Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal Fridays at 1:20 p.m.


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