Our School

Crossing Park School is a large and growing community of learners located in the northeast community of Martindale. The school serves the educational needs of students from Kindergarten through to Grade 9. Learn more about our school demographics in our School Profile

The school opened in 2000 as a mini-school for Kindergarten and Grade 1. Expansion in 2003 enabled the addition of Grade 2 through 6. A Junior High addition was completed in the fall of 2005. This addition serves Grade 7 to 9 students.

In the school, there are 32 Classrooms, 1 Library/Learning Commons, 2 Gymnasiums, an Auxillary Gymnasium, 2 Music Rooms, an Art room, a Drama room, a Construction Technology Lab, a Food and Fashion Lab, two Science labs and two student Gathering Spaces. Crossing Park School is considered a "lighthouse" school in the area of technology. It is a a dual platform technology environment, utilizing both PC and MacIntosh computers within the classrooms and Learning Commons. The school also is equipped for wireless connectivity. Students have access to both desktop and laptop devices and storage capacity on the school server and we have Smartboard technology in all classrooms.

Diversity is acknowledged and celebrated to promote a culture of understanding and respect. We have several hundred ESL funded students representing 28 different languages. These students are supported by their classroom teacher, and an ESL Specialist. We also have Special Education students who have program modification as outlined in an Individual Program Plan (IPP) and are supported by their classroom teacher, Educational Assistants and School Assistants.

School Mission

Crossing Park School is a diverse learning community dedicated to advancing student learning as defined in the CBE Educational Results Policy by providing meaningful and relevant learning experiences that promote academic growth, responsible citizenship and respect for self, others and property.

School Motto

Lead: Learn; Empower; Achieve; Dream

Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Crossing Park School acknowledges and supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action, and makes the following commitment to action for the 2021-2022 school year:

To study, celebrate and honour the Indigenous relationship with the land. In making our commitment, Call to Action # 62 (1) offered inspiration.

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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. Our school, along with all CBE schools, made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

Acknowledging the Land

We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation, and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.​​

​​​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​.