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Bishop Pinkham School

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Grades and Programs: 7-9 Regular; 5-9 French Immersion; 5-8 Spanish Bilingual

School Hours: AM: 8:02 ~ PM: ~ 2:42

School Location

3304 - 63 Avenue SW
Calgary AB
T3E 5K1

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Bishop Pinkham is located in the community of Lakeview, close to North Glenmore Park, Glenmore Trail and Crowchild Trail. The school's English population is drawn from the following communities: Lakeview, North Glenmore Park and Discovery Ridge. Students in the Late [grades 7-9] and Continuing French Immersion program [grades 6-9] are drawn from the communities of: Aspen Woods, Currie, Lincoln Park, Christie Park, Coach Hill, Cougar Ridge, Discovery Ridge, Eagle Ridge, Glamorgan, Glenbrook, Glendale, Killarney/Glengarry, Lakeview, Lincoln Park Redevelopment, North Glenmore Park, Patterson, Richmond Hill/Signal Hill, Rosscarrock, Rutland Park, Scarboro/Sunalta West, Shaganappi, Springbank Hill, Spruce Cliff, Strathcona Park, Sunalta, West Springs, Westgate and Wildwood. Students in the Spanish Bilingual program [grades 6-7] are drawn from the communities of: Altadore, Aspen Woods, Bankview, Bel-Aire, Beltline, Britannia, CFB, Chinatown, Christie Park, Cliff Bungalow, Coach Hill, Cougar Ridge, Discovery Ridge, Downtown, Eau Claire, Elbow Park, Elboya, Erlton, Glamorgan, Glenbrook, Glendale, Inglewood, Killarney/Glengarry, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Manchester, Mayfair, Meadowlark Park, Mission, Mount Royal, North Glenmore Park, Parkhill/Stanley Park, Patterson, Ramsay, Richmond, Rideau Park, Rosscarrock, Roxboro, Rutland Park, Scarboro, Scarboro/Sunalta West, Shaganappi, Signal Hill [including Richmond Hill], South Calgary, Springbank Hill, Spruce Cliff, Strathcona Park, Sunalta, West Springs, Westgate, Wildwood, and Windsor Park. Most students completing Grade 9 at Bishop Pinkham attend one of three high schools: Central Memorial, Ernest Manning, and Western Canada High.

About the School

Bishop Pinkham was built in 1964. The school has many excellent facilities for student learning. The library is well equipped with print resources and computers to support student learning. In addition there are 40 laptops which can be utilized in any classroom through our wireless network. Students also have computer access in all classrooms. As well as 20 teaching classrooms and a gymnasium there are dedicated learning spaces for Band, Art, Drama, Foods and Fashion, Industrial Arts, and Outdoor Education courses.

About School Name

Our school is named after the Bishop William Cyrian Pinkham who was the first Anglican bishop in Calgary. Bishop Pinkham was involved in Education in Manitoba before he came to Calgary. He was a member of the Council of Education and also served as a Superintendent of Education for the Protestant school in Manitoba from 1872 to 1883. He was responsible for creating a system to train teachers and also for beginning secondary education in Manitoba. After leaving Manitoba, Bishop Pinkham lived in Saskatchewan and then he administered the Anglican church in the Calgary area from 19031926. He and his wife were known for their charitable work in education and health care.

School Mission

Bishop Pinkham is a responsive learning community which offers programming that meets the needs of students and values success for its members.

School Motto

"We will extend our hands to lift you up and you will fly - Nous te tendrons la main pour te soutenir et tu t'envoleras."

Unique Points

  • English and Late French Immersion program for Grades 7 9, Continuing French Immersion program for Grades 6 - 9, Spanish Bilingual program for Grades 6 - 9 [currently, students in Grades 6 and 7], and System Communication, Sensory and Social Interaction Program (CSSI) III class;
  • Specialists in Core subjects, Special Education, Art, Music, CDC, Drama, Foods and Fashion, and Outdoor Education;
  • Strong complementary program including Art, Band, Dance, Drama, Construction, Foods and Fashion, and Outdoor Education;
  • Grade 8 and 9 students offered the opportunity to enhance their learning through a trip to Quebec, a West Coast Sailing trip and cycling the Kettle Valley Railway; and
  • All students in Grade 7 take a full range of complementary course in Art, Drama, Music, Construction, Foods, and Outdoor Education.

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 648

Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9

Michelle Howell
School Board Trustee: Vacant
CBE Ward: Ward 11
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area IV
Director (Area): Calvin Davies
Notes for Substitute: Late Arrival: Friday 10:05


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