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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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

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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