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Varsity Acres School

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Grades and Programs: K-6 French Immersion

School Hours: AM: 8:10 ~ PM: ~ 2:35

School Location

4255 - 40 Street NW
Calgary AB
T3A 0H7

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Varsity Acres School is located in the community of Varsity Acres, next to the Varsity Community Center. Some of our families make use of the before and after school care at the Community Center adjacent to the school. Varsity Acres School serves the following NW communities in Calgary: Bowness, Greenwood Village, Citadel, Montgomery, Scenic Acres, Silver Springs, Crestmont, Valley Ridge, Varsity Acres, Tuscany, Sherwood, Ranchlands, Hawkwood, Arbour Lake, Hamptons, Nolan Hill and University Housing.

About the School

The school was built in 1965 and is situated on 7.66 acres. The school has 21 classrooms, 2 relocatables, and 1 portable. It has a large library, a gymnasium, a music room, 1 computer lab, and a gym. The school has a French Immersion Program. Special Education students are integrated into the French Immersion classes.

About School Name

The school was named after the community in which it is located.

School Mission

To put success within the reach of all children - but to ensure that they have to stand on tiptoe to reach it.

School Motto

"Stretching for Success...Toujours Plus Haut."

Unique Points

    Varsity Acres School provides a French Immersion program to elementary students in Area 1.

    Curriculum-Based Activities
  • Swimming Program for Grades 1-3
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboard Programs for Grades 4, 5, & 6 at COP
  • Outdoor School every other year for Grades 5 & 6
  • In-Line Skating Grades 1-6
  • Music Specialist
  • Buddy Reading
  • Resource Support
  • Library Lending Program
  • Computer Lab
  • Artist in Residency Programs


    Optional Activities
  • Lunchtime Programs: Art & Science
  • Leadership Club
  • School Patrols
  • Special Lunches and Treat Days
  • Environment Club

    School Events Annual
  • Year End Sports Day
  • Spring Family Dance
  • Cultural presentations in English & French in drama, music and dance

    Special Events
  • Guest speakers
  • Off campus field trips

    Additional Support Services
  • Bussing provided for designated communities
  • Supervised Lunchroom Program for bussed students and walkers
  • Adjacent community center provides before & after school and lunch program

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 550

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

Carrie Edwards
School Board Trustee: Joy Bowen-Eyre
CBE Ward: Ward 1
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area I
Director (Area): Jeannie Everett
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