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Banting and Best School

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Grades and Programs: K-3

School Hours: AM: 8:20 ~ 11:53 PM:12:38 ~ 2:57

School Location

1819 - 66 Avenue SE
Calgary AB
T2C 2K5

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Banting and Best School is located in the well-established southeastern neighborhood of Lynnwood. It serves the communities of Ogden, Millican, and Lynnwood. In the last year, Banting and Best and Sherwood Schools have moved from a campus school setting to individual schools as they had been in the past. Our students proceed to Sherwood School for Grades 4 to 9 with a shared philosophy, common student expectations and a similar approach to teaching and learning. As a result, the movement from one school site to another is as seamless as possible. The Sherwood building is just across the parking lot and the playing fields are shared. Our students can access either Central Memorial or Western Canada for High School.

About the School

The school is situated on a very large green space that is 14.36 acres in size. It was built in 1980 and opened on May 14, 1981. The children enjoy our large creative playground and extensive open playing fields. In our school, relationships are foremost. We have a core of dedicated staff, families and community members who believe that we are "close knit, caring, enthusiastic, friendly and unique" and are focused on what is best for kids. Our school is an ideal environment to develop good citizenship, successful learners and resiliency.

About School Name

Our school is named in honor of Sir Frederick Grant Banting and Dr. Charles Herbert Best, Canadian doctors and scientists who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for one of the most important medical discoveries of our time - the isolation of insulin. While not a cure for diabetes, millions of lives have been saved as a result of Banting and Best's work.

School Mission

Educating Tomorrow's Citizens Today

School Motto

"We Are All Connected"

Unique Points

    We strive to provide the following:
  • A safe and secure school environment where we expect our students to put forth best effort.
  • Strong leadership opportunities for students, parents, and staff.
  • A strong School Council that meets monthly to support and enhance the work of our school.
  • Maximized learning time by focusing on Early Literacy skills through daily guided reading for all young studnets and opportunities to develop undertanding around numeracy.
  • Opportunities for all students to experience totally integrated learning through involvement in our Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant project.
  • An on-going review of our assessment practices to develop increasingly effective strategies and to monitor student progress.
  • The use of flexible grouping to better meet student learning needs.
  • Small class sizes so teachers can meet individual student learning needs more effectively.

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 229

KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3

Mike Jones
School Board Trustee: Judy Hehr
CBE Ward: Ward 9
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area IV
Director (Area): Calvin Davies
Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal Fridays at 12:30 p.m.


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