Dr. Oakley School is a unique setting middle school for students in Grades 3-9. The school provides an intensive literacy program for students identified with a learning disability who have significant academic challenges, especially in reading. Dr. Oakley provides intensive, specialized literacy instruction for a relatively short time (typically two years). 

The instructional emphasis is on reading, writing and mathematics, with a goal of successful reintegration into community school programming. Due to the increased amount of time devoted to literacy instruction, students receive key components of the Science and Social Studies curriculum, but do not complete the entire Program of Studies in these subjects. 

Two teachers work with each team of about 20 students within a blended grade structure and a combined curriculum approach. The teams are further supported by Literacy Support Teachers, a Literacy/Library/Technology Teacher, a Physical Education Teacher, and one Educational Assistant. This results in low staff to student ratios throughout most periods of the day.

For more information on attending Dr. Oakley please visit Supports for Students > Learning  Disabilities on the CBE website.

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Dr. Oakley School is a unique setting middle school for students in Grades 3-9. The school provides an intensive literacy program for students identified with a learning disability who have significant academic challenges, especially in reading. Dr. Oakley provides intensive, specialized literacy instruction for a relatively short time (typically two years). 

The instructional emphasis is on reading, writing and mathematics, with a goal of successful reintegration into community school programming. Due to the increased amount of time devoted to literacy instruction, students receive key components of the Science and Social Studies curriculum, but do not complete the entire Program of Studies in these subjects. 

Two teachers work with each team of about 20 students within a blended grade structure and a combined curriculum approach. The teams are further supported by Literacy Support Teachers, a Literacy/Library/Technology Teacher, a Physical Education Teacher, and one Educational Assistant. This results in low staff to student ratios throughout most periods of the day.

For more information on attending Dr. Oakley please visit Supports for Students > Learning  Disabilities on the CBE website.

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It is not possible to register at the school during the summer or other times when the school is closed; please visit us when we are open to register. You can find more information and dates on our Back to School page.

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​Out-of-Boundary Students

If you would like to transfer from one CBE school to another, please refer to the instructions in the request to transfer form.

When you are transitioning from middle school to high school, you will be automatically registered at your designated school (according to your home address and program).​​​​

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Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose. If you are going to be attending your designated school in your current program, registration is done automatically through your current school’s main office. To find out what your designated school is, use our Find a School​ ​tool. You can apply to attend any school, even if it is not your designated one. Each principal determines if their school has capacity to accept out-of-boundary students, usually after enrolment numbers are determined. For more information, contact ​the school you are interested in attending. Transportation services may not be available if you are attending a non-designated school.​​​​​ 

Visit the CBE website to see when other schools are having open houses, should you want to learn more about your next school.​​​​

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