We provide quality learning opportunities and options. Our students take ownership by discovering and developing their potential, passions and gifts. They take their place as lifelong learners and make a significant contribution within a complex, changing world.
We are a safe, caring, community-minded place. We work together to support each other.
We are responsible for our own ongoing learning.
We seek to develop compassionate, principled young people who communicate effectively and embrace life-long learning with vigor, enthusiasm, and curiosity. Students will achieve both personal and academic excellence through foundational knowledge, structured inquiry, and community engagement within a global context.
Our focus is to develop students’ academic and personal potential through an academically enriching
and challenging program of studies with the following key features:
- A traditional body of knowledge through which a disposition to question, explore, research, and create new understandings is supported through structured inquiry.
- Curriculum grounded in a global perspective intended to engage students in thinking about their lives in an international context.
- In support of developing national and international understandings and academic excellence, students receive language and cultural instruction in French and Spanish.
- Responsible and responsive citizenship is achieved in part through attention to character development and nurturance and understanding and respect for other cultures and perspectives.
- Students learn the value of service to their community as a key component of citizenship, as well as the importance of goal setting and challenge in personal growth.
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.