Our mission at Ethel M. Johnson School is to facilitate continuous student learning and development. We recognize and value individual differences in students and strive to provide for their diverse learning needs. In cooperation with the home, we promote children's intellectual, social, emotional, creative, and physical development.
- That all children can learn and succeed, although not in the same way or at the same time
- In early identification and provision for learning differences
- That all experiences should contribute to student's self-esteem
- That the better we understand quality learning, the greater are the opportunities for individual student growth
- That an in-depth knowledge of curriculum will benefit the learner
- That an environment of collegiality and collaboration enhances teaching and learning
- That mutual respect fosters positive student-teacher relationships
To build a collaborative, collegial learning community founded on our beliefs that students learn best:
- In an atmosphere that is positive, caring, and supportive.
- When they have opportunities for success and for development of a positive self-concept.
- Through a variety of experiences that address a variety of learning styles.
- When they are actively engaged in purposeful, meaningful learning.
- When they are encouraged to take responsibility and ownership for their learning.
- When their teachers are knowledgeable and committed and participate in shared decision making and leadership responsibilities.
Together we learn, grow and inspire the best in ourselves and others.
Who Was Ethel M. Johnson?
The school was named after Ethel M. Johnson, who came to Calgary from Ontario in 1918. She was active in community work, serving on the Scarboro Community Association, the United Church Women, the Alberta Women's Liberal Association, and the Calgary and Alberta Councils of Women. She was a member of the Calgary Public School Board for 12 years during which time she was keenly interested in and devoted to her work in education as well as to public affairs in general. Her energy, dedication, and wise counsel were felt in many areas of local and provincial activity.