How to Register

Dr. Oakley School is a unique setting middle school for students in Grades 3-9. The school provides an intensive literacy program for students identified with a learning disability who have significant academic challenges, especially in reading. Dr. Oakley provides intensive, specialized literacy instruction for a relatively short time (typically two years). 

The instructional emphasis is on reading, writing and mathematics, with a goal of successful reintegration into community school programming. Due to the increased amount of time devoted to literacy instruction, students receive key components of the Science and Social Studies curriculum, but do not complete the entire Program of Studies in these subjects. 

Two teachers work with each team of about 20 students within a blended grade structure and a combined curriculum approach. The teams are further supported by Literacy Support Teachers, a Literacy/Library/Technology Teacher, a Physical Education Teacher, and one Educational Assistant. This results in low staff to student ratios throughout most periods of the day.

For more information on attending Dr. Oakley please visit Supports for Students > Learning  Disabilities on the CBE website.

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Regular Program Registration​

To register a student please follow the Registration instructions outlined on the CBE website. 

Registration at Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools is not determined on a first come, first served basis. Registration and admission to schools in CBE are governed by the Education Act and Administrative Regulation 6090 | Child and Student Registration and Admission.

General Registration Information

If you have questions for our school, contact us for information.

It is not possible to register at the school on holidays and during the summer. During the summer break you can find more information and dates on our Back to School page.

Non-Canadian students have a different registration process, please follow the registration process outlined on the New to Canada page.​

​​​​​​​​​​Transferring Between CBE Schools

At the CBE, when you are transitioning from elementary to middle school, or from middle school to high school, you will be automatically registered at your designated school according to your home address. To find out what your designated school is, use our Find a School tool. 

If you are interested in attending a school other than your designated school, visit CBE's Transfers page for transfer information. Please note that some schools are quite full and not able to accept all transfer requests. 


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