Our School

Bishop Pinkham, is a school with a long-standing history of academic and language leadership, enhanced learning programs, meaningful school cultural opportunities, talented teachers and engaged students.

  • We offer English, Late French Immersion and Continuing French Immersion programs for Grades 7 – 9, and System Communication, Sensory and Social Interaction Program (CSSI) III class.
  • Specialists in Core subjects, Special Education, Athletics, Art, Band, Dance, Drama, Construction, Communication Technologies and Foods. 
  • Strong extracurricular program including band clinicians, artists in residence, sport and outdoor education, drama resources, technology, cultural and leadership opportunities and many educational experience trip opportunities.
  • Grade 8 and 9 students offered the opportunity to enhance their learning through a trip to Quebec, a West Coast Sailing trip, and Jasper.
  • Every students in Grade 7 takes a full range of complementary courses including a module in Art, Drama, Construction, Foods, and additionally they choose either Band or Communication Technologies depending on student preference.

Our School Name

The 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 1903–1926. He and his wife were known for their charitable work in education and health care.

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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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Monday, Oct. 18 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for students. It is also municipal election day – don’t forget to vote! Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/isScnELKOp

RT @UsihChristopher: Looking forward to our system-wide PL Day on Indigenous Ed (Oct 18). #WeAreCBE staff will engage in learning to build our knowledge &understanding. Thank-you to Elders and Knowledge Keepers for their wisdom &guidance as we work together to improve outcomes for Indigenous students

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/UjXxYBwr2K

Over the next couple of months CBE students from kindergarten to Grade 12 will be reimaging spaces in #yyc. Schools will submit their designs and the City of Calgary is going to build the winning design IRL! Check it out! https://t.co/OXt9ZU1rAN #WeAreCBE #CBEMinecraft

There are no classes for students on Friday, Oct 8 because it is a system-wide non-instructional day. All of our schools and offices are closed on Monday, Oct 11 for Thanksgiving. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/rE7EjNNx4S