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Alex Munro School

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Grades and Programs: K-6

School Hours: AM: 9:05 ~ PM: ~ 3:44

School Location

427 - 78 Avenue NE
Calgary AB
T2K 0R9

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Alex Munro School is located in Huntington Hills and serves the northern part of the community, an eastern corner of Beddington Heights and is the bus receiver for students from Country Hills and Panorama Hills. Students from Alex Munro School move on to either Sir John A. MacDonald or Colonel Irvine Schools and then graduate from John G. Diefenbaker High School.

About the School

The school was built in 1971 and is situated on 11.03 acres. The school building is an open area with 7 two-classroom pods and 2 single instructional areas. The school is surrounded by spacious and well-kept grounds including a creative playground and a beautiful outdoor classroom with gardens. The school has 16 classrooms, gymnasium, music room, science room, and a computer lab.

About School Name

Alex Munro was born on May 13, 1895 in Evanton, Ross-shire, a small village in northern Scotland. He started gardening when he was a schoolboy and at seventeen became an apprentice gardener on a Scottish estate. He gardened on different Scottish estates until 1920, with the exception of wartime service. He came to Alberta in 1920 and soon joined the City of Calgary's Parks Department. In 1939, he became a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society. Mr. Munro became superintendent of City Parks in 1949 and retired in 1960. During these years, he wrote a weekly gardening column in the Calgary Herald and was in demand as a judge of flower shows. Until his death in 1966, he was known as "Mr. Gardener" to many Calgarians.

School Mission

Our school community is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for students to become independent, self-directed and life-long learners. The school's work aligns with the Calgary Board of Education's Results Statements and Mission -- Educating Tomorrow's Citizens Today.

School Motto

The School motto is "Planting Futures."

Unique Points

  • Music Specialist
  • School Patrol Program
  • Business Partnership with Blue Grass Ltd.
  • Circle of Courage philosophy
  • Breakfast Program
  • Daily Spark Program
  • Outdoor Classroom and Gardens

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 360

KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6

Karen Campbell
School Board Trustee: Lynn Ferguson
CBE Ward: Ward 4
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area II
Director (Area): Brant Parker (Acting)
Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal Friday 1:33pm.


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