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Emily Follensbee School

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Grades and Programs: Special Needs

School Hours: AM: 8:45 ~ PM: ~ 2:30

School Location

5139 - 14 Street SW
Calgary AB
T2T 3W5

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Emily Follensbee School is located in the southwest community of North Glenmore and serves all communities in the city of Calgary. The school is surrounded by naturalized prairieland and overlooks the Elbow River.

About the School

The school was originally built in the 1950's and was renovated in 1982. It is situated on 5 acres of land. The school has a Gross Motor Room, Snoezelen Room, Atrium, Therapy Pool and 8 classrooms. Cliffside, an outdoor learning and recreation area was built in 2004.

About School Name

The school was named after Mrs. Emily Follensbee, who pioneered schooling for children with complex challenges in the 1950's.

School Mission

Committed to individual student development fostered through strong home, school, and learner relationships.

Unique Points

  • Provides educational programs for students aged 2 1/2 to 14 years of age with multiple, complex learning needs.
  • Ungraded classes utilizing Individual Program Plans for programming.
  • Has a warm therapy pool and a Snoezelen room.
  • Cliffside- an outdoor learning and recreation area provides additional opportunities for students with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments
  • Contract music therapy to support student growth.
  • LPN support for medical/health needs
  • Has specialized equipment that supports the development of communication, mobility, and daily living skills.
  • Utilizes support from an educational support team (REACH) including: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, educational consultation - vision, education consultation - deaf and hard of hearing and psychology.
  • Volunteer supports- pool program and classroom program
  • Resource teacher provides support re: augmentative communication, adapted literacy and technology

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 69

KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9

Fred Bulloch
School Board Trustee: Vacant
CBE Ward: Ward 11
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area IV
Director (Area): Calvin Davies
Notes for Substitute: Modified Calendar


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