Our School

Our School's Name

Alexander Ferguson School was named in honor of Captain Alexander Hamilton Ferguson who, for 34 years, served as physical education director of the Calgary Public School Board. Captain Ferguson was responsible for building the outstanding physical training program in local schools. The school celebrated its 50th anniversary on Oct. 24, 2006.

School Mission 

Our mission is to develop a school culture of Generosity, Independence, Mastery and Belonging within a "Learning Through the Arts" philosophy. 

School Vision

Confident, caring, creative and contributing people: our responsibility, our opportunity, and our legacy. 

Purpose Statement

Providing diverse opportunities enabling learners to experience success.



Our Mural and School Motto

Our School Motto is "Making a World of Difference" and is vividly illustrated in our outside school mural painted by nationally-recognized mural artist and former AFS parent, Doug Driediger. One of our school goals is to increase students' active participation in citizenship - both in the school and beyond.

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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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A number of CBE schools have participated in #StudentVoteCanada last week and today to learn about democracy in action #WeAreCBE https://t.co/XugrIa8ZpC

RT @NickleCBE: Drive by and check out our new trees! Grade 7 Environmental Stewardship class planted 7 trees in front of our school (purchased by EcoClub last year). We are excited to be adding to the biodiversity of our community! #WeAreCBE #getoutside #environmentstewards @NickleParents https://t.co/Lpg5lX8LyH

We’ve reviewed the new health measures announced by government and provided an update to CBE families https://t.co/2kr6uYxlMq #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/qP1dPOwMTY

RT @ohscbe: It is definitely looking like fall out there! Our Grade 6s are learning about the autumnal equinox occurring on Sept 22, which marks the change of the season! #SkyScience #WeAreCBE https://t.co/BKZZMfmlnC

Thank you to all of the CBE students involved in the safety patrol program. We must all work together to ensure student and pedestrian/wheeler safety on the roads and pathways near our schools. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QDjFocgZaj