Our School

Who is Dr. Gladys M. Egbert?

Dr. Gladys Egbert was a talented musician and piano teacher. She was born in 1897 in Brandon, Manitoba. Gladys moved to Calgary at the age of two, started music lessons at six and at age 12 won a three year scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London. Dr. Egbert was the first Canadian and the youngest student to ever win such a scholarship.  She continued her studies in New York until her father’s death in 1919. At this time she turned down the chance of a concert career and returned to Calgary to look after her mother. Gladys became a dedicated music teacher for more than 50 years in Calgary. Her students were regular winners at the Calgary and Alberta music festivals.

Core Beliefs

We believe…

  • Everyone has the ability to learn and the right to be educated to their fullest potential. 
  • Everyone has the right to an environment that is conducive to learning. 
  • Strong relationships are the foundation of effective teaching and successful learning. 
  • Through teamwork we promote and develop good citizenship. 
  • It is our role to foster the emotional, social and physical well-being of the members of our community.

Be Elkceptional!

At Dr. GM Egbert, we expect the highest level of character, integrity, and community participation from every student, every day. We believe every student is capable of being Elkceptional by:

Elks are Welcoming

  • Greeting others with a smile. 
  • Using kind, helpful and positive language when speaking with others.-Giving our guests our best.
  • Seeing diversity as our greatest strength 
  • Encouraging everyone to participate in activities 
  • Encouraging others to be kind, helpful, and positive. 

Elks are Caring

  • Helping our self and others 
  • Giving other people encouragement. 
  • Promoting an environment where everyone can learn 
  • Keeping our school clean and free of garbage and vandalism. 
  • Learning about other people’s identities, cultures, beliefs, and values with an open mind and heart.

Elks are Respectful

  • Asking for help in a positive and polite manner 
  • Giving others their personal space and keeping my body to myself-Putting garbage, compost and recycling in the correct bins 
  • Following our school dress code-Cleaning up our own messes. 
  • Using manners- “please, thank you and your welcome” 
  • Being on-time for classes and other events

Elks are Safe and provide Safety for Others

  • Being the only one who knows my combinations 
  • Treating guests as we would a guest in our home. 
  • Remembering that our bodies are our own business 
  • Being responsible for our own belongings. 
  • Giving space to others who need to pass us 

Diversity is our greatest strength!


Dr. Egbert will empower students to learn to the best of their ability, to develop emotionally and physically, and to contribute meaningfully to society.

School Mission

Dr. Egbert will empower students to learn to the best of their ability, to develop emotionally and physically, and to contribute meaningfully to society.

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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​.