About Us

We Are Known For

Learning through the arts excellence, a strong focus on student citizenship and positive community connections.

We Believe

  • Learning should be joyous, active and meaningful.
  • A learning through the arts approach is quality learning.
  • A safe and supportive environment fosters life-long learning and responsible citizenship.
  • Each and every individual is unique.
  • Open, honest communication is very important. It should be reflective and sincere, valuing all voices.
  • All members of our learning community need to become self-directed, collaborative learners.
  • Parents and family are foundational to the success of each student.
  • Student success is ensured through focus on the CBE ends of academic achievement, responsible citizenship, acquiring one's personal highest potential and building character. 

We Focus on Success

  • Excellent provincial achievement results.
  • High parental/student satisfaction.
  • "Excellence of staff" rated as the highest criterion for attending AFE.
  • Strong emphasis on student leadership/mastery.
  • Award-winning patrol teams.
  • Numerous local and international acts of generosity.
  • Part of the world class Calgary Board of Education, the dynamic learning community of choice and winner of the 2007 Governance Award.

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​About the CBE

The CBE is the largest school district in Western Canada. Our mission is to ensure each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, completes high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. You can look on the CBE website for more information. ​​​

The province announced important new health measures for all K-12 students in the province. We have shared this information with our families and more details will be provided in the coming days https://t.co/KTRPfzudvI #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/VTSdrZYg7L

In light of the Alberta Government's current COVID-19 guidelines 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/jJCCx7aJtN

RT @EdMattersYYC: Team Gio and @italianctrYYC are supporting food security programs for our students through sales of a holiday gift box! Delicious ingredients for you and your loved ones plus the added benefit of feeding students in need. Get yours soon before they're gone! https://t.co/RU71VX6tGr

Friday, Nov 20 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for CBE students. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/0RwiQnUZmW

Check out these moving stories from students about their experiences coming to Canada #WeAreCBE https://t.co/tWFEtocenR