​​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach

At Our School

We over 300 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 arranged in straight grades. We also have two classes for students with moderate to severe cognitive challenges. Sixty percent of our students have English as their second (or third or fourth) language and 20% are identified as having special learning needs.

School Philosophy & Purpose

Our purpose at Cecil Swanson School is to provide our students with challenging and meaningful quality learning opportunities for personal growth. These opportunities will help to develop the academic, social, emotional, creative, and physical potential of each child to the fullest. We will strive to accomplish this with the full involvement and commitment of our school community in a positive atmosphere of active learning.

Our Principles of Learning & Teaching

  • Everyone can learn
  • There is a positive, caring, safe and inviting environment
  • Our environment encourages risk-taking, problem solving, decision making and creative thinking
  • Students are actively involved in and take ownership for their own learning
  • Parents, teachers and students must work cooperatively in the learning process.
  • Program requirements and assessment/evaluation procedures are clearly communicated
  • Our school environment fosters and supports mutual respect and understanding of individual differences
  • Our school is part of a larger community of learners and teachers
  • School structure and organization support and reflect what we know about learning and the learning environment

Start Smart Stay Safe (S4)

Our school is part of the S4 - Start Smart Stay Safe initiative once again this year. This is a partnership between the CBE, Calgary Catholic School District, the Calgary City Police Department and Mount Royal University: S4 Strengthening Students, Families and Communities. This is a proactive, strengths-based model of teaching/learning where police, schools and families partner together to actively build positive relationships, create safe communities and prepare children for the challenges of our complex, changing world.

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Alberta Health Services is looking for input to name their new centre for child and adolescent mental health. CBE students, staff and the public are invited to provide their input. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/1zeWF1T8NN https://t.co/kp04beEw67

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year begins on Monday Jan. 17. Visit our website for more information about programs options and details on how to register. https://t.co/iVWrTRH1xs #WeAreCBE #yycbe #yyc https://t.co/Lpjg4d82AY

A COVID-19 update has been emailed to all CBE families with information on updated guidance and measures the CBE is taking, as well as reminders of health measures in place in schools and workplaces https://t.co/F8ssELP5S3 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QleBc6JeqT

RT @gale_school: Grade 9 blackout poetry is up in the hallway, inspiring those passing by. #WeAreCBE @Area4CBE https://t.co/JGH685kXoO

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/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/6gw6Ol244O

We look forward to welcoming students back to classes on Monday Jan. 10. As families prepare to go back to school, there are some important updates about health measures and what you can do to help. https://t.co/jPAtj6pnv4 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/gXc7bSpAIq

Classes for all CBE students are now scheduled to resume on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. We know families have many questions about this announcement and what it means for their child’s learning. More information will be shared as it becomes available. #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Dis2pcErpW

RT @Indigenous_cbe: Happy Solstice #WeAreCBE! “A time for people to replenish our spirits” Check out this video to learn more about the solstice from a Cree perspective as shared by Elder Wilfred Buck. And don’t forget to tweet your #WinterSolsticeChallenge https://t.co/17CeFXb5n3 #CBEIndigenousEd

RT @Indigenous_cbe: ❄️December 21st is Winter Solstice ❄️ Join the #WinterSolsticeChallenge 🤍 #WeAreCBE #CBEIndigenousEd https://t.co/P3QWLMsxJC

Today was the last day of classes for before the winter break. Thank you to our amazing students and staff! We wish everyone a safe, healthy and restful holiday. See you in January! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/aVFzCwZTa0