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Alexander Ferguson School

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Grades and Programs: K-6

School Hours: AM: 8:35 ~ 12:00 PM:12:57 ~ 3:23

School Location

1704 - 26 Street SW
Calgary AB
T3C 1K5

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Alexander Ferguson School is situated at 1704 - 26th St. S.W. between Bow Trail and 17th Ave. It serves the communities of Shaganappi, Killarney and Glengarry. Scarboro and Shaganappi. Students from Alexander Ferguson move on to A.E. Cross, Mount Royal, Vincent Massey or Bishop Pinkham and then to Ernest Manning High School or other high schools of choice.

About the School

This school is situated on 2.74 acres with a large playing field and an extensive creative playground. The school also features a unique Naturalization Area complete with a stone amphitheatre, native species and a stunning butterfly sculpture (for more details see www. Alexander Ferguson school has 10 classrooms including a music room, and a Learning Commons. We have a parent-run Lunchroom and Out of School Care Program. School organization for 2012-2013: a morning and an afternoon Kindergarten class, three classes of Grade 1/2, three classes of Grade 3/4 and three classes of Grade 5/6 for a total of 248 students.

About School Name

Alexander Ferguson School was named in honor of Captain Alexander Hamilton Ferguson who, for 34 years, served as physical education director of the Calgary Public School Board. Captain Ferguson was responsible for building the outstanding physical training program in local schools. The school celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 24, 2006.

School Mission

Our mission is to develop a school culture of Generosity, Independence, Mastery and Belonging where students and staff learn through the arts.

School Motto

Our School Motto is "Making a World of Difference" and is vividly illustrated in our outside school mural.

Unique Points

  • Music, the visual arts, drama and dance are integrated through the curriculum on a daily basis.
  • Has been consistently recognized by both parents and students as having a staff dedicated to learning through the arts.
  • Every fall we celebrate "Arts in the Gully" where staff lead drama, dance, drumming and visual arts experiences in our Naturalization area and Gully. This year, Kris Demeanor, Calgary's own poet laureate created songs with students focusing on our Inquiry question.
  • Focus is on Inquiry learning, a generative, question-based approach to involve students in becoming engaged in their own learning.
  • A small school that fosters a safe and caring atmosphere where all children and adults have a strong sense of community. "The Circle of Courage" philosophy helps guide students' behaviour and citizenship. Positive communication between the home and school is a priority.
  • All classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards. Technology is infused through the use of laptops, iPads, iPods, digital cameras and personal electronic devices. In addition, networked computers are located in each classroom and the Learning Commons.
  • Has an active School Council and Society which collaborate with staff on matters relating to the school. Council supported activities include: a family Welcome Back BBQ in the fall, financial support for artist residencies and learning celebrations, and extensive volunteer support for classroom learning and fieldtrips.
  • Is committed to the environment with Solar Panels on the school roof, participation in Destination Conservation and ENMAX Gen E initiatives and school-wide recycling, composting and "garbageless" lunches.
  • Is committed to the well-being of all our students by being a "Nut Aware School".

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 253

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

Hildegard Bensler
School Board Trustee: Judy Hehr
CBE Ward: Ward 8
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area IV
Director (Area): Calvin Davies
Notes for Substitute: Kindergarten Hours: 8:42 - 11:25 a.m. 12:35 - 3:18 p.m


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