Our School

Cappy Smart School is located in the northeast community of Marlborough Park.


Empowering each student to become responsible global citizens through personalized inquiry-based and environmental learning experiences built on a strong foundation of literacy and collaboration in a safe, caring, and diverse school community.


Empowering joyful learning today and everyday.

Who Was Cappy Smart?

The school was named after James "Cappy" Smart. He was born in Dundee, Scotland on July 12, 1865. At age 18 he came to Canada, settling in Calgary on October 19, 1883. In 1885 he began his long association with the fire department. On Dec. 1, 1894, he was elected secretary of the fire department, became assistant chief on Jan. 23, 1898, and two months later he was named chief. He held this post for 35 years, from March 21, 1898 to March 1933. 

When he retired, he had completed 48 years of service with the fire department. He was instrumental in organizing the first May 24 sports day, an event that continued for many years. He was interested in all kinds of sports and was official timekeeper at all major sporting events over a span of more than 40 years. Cappy Smart also served as the Parade Marshall for the Calgary Stampede for many years. Chief James "Cappy" Smart died on July 25, 1939.

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Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​​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 Improvement 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​.

Kindergarten detectives on a letter-sound hunt! #WeareCBE #CBEliteracy https://t.co/RiiWVo5yG1

On National Indigenous People’s Day we commit to the following action for next year. #SuperCappy #CBEArea3 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/bB5kRuH4Tn

RT @DianneLYee: SEL: Equity & the Human Connection - thought-provoking webinar @KH_Leadership with Ken Shelton, Giancarlo Brotto & Adam Collis. What if eserian nakera (Maasai) "And how are the children?" guided our conversations about equity in schools? Can we say "All the children are well." https://t.co/MfyhrFBQc5

RT @PamelaKing510: Fire of 1886 music video by Paul Finkman about @CGYFireFighters Fire Brigade and Captain Cappy Smart @CappySmartCBE #WeAreCBE #yyc 🔔🚒🚨🔥 https://t.co/3SL7VPaDGN via @YouTube

Welcome back Ss, families, Ts & staff! Teachers will be reaching out to families today & tomorrow! Please know that ALL staff are working together to make sure your learning continues. We are all in this together! #SuperCappy #SuperCappyCommunity #WeAreCBE