About Us

Colonel Sanders School at a Glance

  • Focus on academic excellence and character development
  • Direct whole group instruction of language arts and mathematics
  • Sequential learning that is structured, enriched, and purposeful
  • Early literacy developed through explicit phonics, spelling, and grammar
  • Mastery of basic facts and problem solving strategies
  • Virtues-oriented environment developing responsible citizenship
  • Character circles to develop critical and reflective thinking
  • French as a Second Language (Grades 1-4)
  • Music, art and physical education
  • Technology to enhance instruction
  • Committed parent support
  • Regular homework
  • School uniforms

Who Was Colonel Gilbert E. Sanders?

Gilbert Edward Sanders, 1863-1955, was born at Yale, British Columbia, the son of Edward Howard and Annie Moresby Sanders. He was educated in England and the Royal Military College in Kingston. He received a commission in the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1884 and served under General Middleton during the Riel Rebellion. In 1884, he married Caroline Augusta Jukes, 1859-1938, daughter of NWMP Senior Surgeon Augustus Jukes. They had two daughters, Phoebe (Toole), 1890-1980, and Constance (Pearson), 1892-1982. He remained in the NWMP until 1911, and at various times was stationed in Saskatchewan at Maple Creek, Battleford and Regina, and in Alberta at Calgary, Fort Macleod and Athabasca Landing. He interrupted his police career to fight in the South African War, during which he commanded "D" Squadron of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. In 1911, he was appointed a police magistrate in Calgary. During the First World War, he commanded the 2nd Canadian Pioneers. He resumed his position as police magistrate after the war, until his retirement in 1932. He was president of the Ranchmen's Club in Calgary from 1921 to 1923. (Courtesy of Glenbow Museum)

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​​About the CBE

The CBE is the largest school district in Western Canada. Our mission is to ensure each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, completes high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. You can look on the CBE website for more information. ​​​

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