Our School

School Purpose

To prepare, through the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and responsibility, graduates who are self-confident, lifelong learners capable of enhancing their lives and the quality of our world.

School Vision

Dr. E.P. Scarlett is a caring learning community where we are

  • encouraged to appreciate and respect the qualities of each other, 
  • challenged to develop our unique talents and abilities, 
  • valued for our contribution to creating a hopeful future.

Dr. E. P. Scarlett: The Man

Dr. E. P. Scarlett
Dr. E. P. Scarlett

Dr. Earle Parkhill Scarlett was a Calgary physician, educator, scholar and writer. Not a native Albertan, Dr. Scarlett came originally from High Bluff, Manitoba. Born June 27, 1896, he was educated in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba and then the University of Toronto where he received his medical degree. In 1930 he came to Calgary with his new wife, Jean, and began his practice in internal medicine with the Associate Clinic.

Dr. Scarlett was highly recognized in his profession. He was a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and the American College of Physicians. He received honorary doctorates and degrees all through his lifetime and held positions in a great number of professional associations as well as educational and public associations all benefiting people in need, the culture of Calgary, or the improvement of society. For example, he was the Chancellor of the University of Alberta, Chairman of the Regional Advisory Board, a member of the Calgary Library Board and enjoyed lengthy associations with the Canadian and American Heart Associations and the Salvation Army.

In addition to his medical career, Dr. Scarlett combined his love for literature and libraries by writing for publications such as the Archives of Internal Medicine. He was the founder and editor of the University of Toronto Medical Journal, wrote over 450 articles for various publications, and published a book titled In Sickness and in Health – Reflections on the Medical Profession. Dr. E. P. Scarlett was a great humanitarian whose contributions to the medical, educational and cultural life of Alberta make us proud that our school, which opened in the fall of 1970, bears his name.

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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​.