Our School

Welcome to Fairview!

Whether you are new to the school or returning for another year, we hope your experience here is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. At Fairview School, everyone is expected to do their best and actively participate in the school. Students, make this school year your best to date. Take pride in your work and in your school. Remember - your success in school depends upon you, your efforts and your attitude! Please read the following school rules and policies to help make this a successful year for you, your family and for your peers.

About the school

The school was built in 1958 and opened in September 1960. It is situated on 8 acres in the community of Fairview. It is a multilevel building and has been renovated a couple of times to meet the changing needs of the school community. The school has 41 classrooms including computer and science labs.  In addition, Fairview has a great library, two gymnasiums and a large cafeteria.

School Mission

We are committed to providing a safe and caring environment where every student can experience success. This atmosphere enhances the learning process and allows students the opportunity to achieve their potential. We pursue this goal by emphasizing academic excellence, self-discipline and respect for the rights of others.

At Fairview, we believe that:

  • the learner-teacher relationship is the heart of the learning experience
  • as a community of learners we are characterized by physical and emotional security, respect, trust, caring, innovation, open communication and shared decision-making.

The process of education is a mutual concern of parents, students and educators and it is through a strong partnership that this process is maximized. We encourage parents to become active partners in their child's education and become involved in school programs and activities.

A Unique Culture

Fairview is a complex and dynamic school that serves students from 23 Calgary communities. Most of the students at Fairview School are bussed. There is a great group of dedicated and talented people working in a strong partnership with parents and students. An active and supportive Parent Council meets monthly to provide input into the operation of the school. As well, numerous parent volunteers contribute to the success of our programs.

As we are trying to diminish our environmental footprint, and most of our communication is done by email and through our website.  Parents are encouraged to keep their contact information up to date to ensure excellent communication occurs. 

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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. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​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​.
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RT @SchoolSunalta: Thank you to our CBE Grounds crew for planting 2 new Maple Birch grade 6 legacy trees #WeAreCbE https://t.co/IcIp81wtTC

Congratulations to Sofia Z., Grade 3 student from Simons Valley School. Her artwork has been chosen for the 2022-23 ZPass issued to students new to transportation. Don’t forget to keep your child’s current ZPass as they will continue to use it next year. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/BiKpwLQ9wy

Families will be able to view, download and print student report cards in MyCBE from June 28 until July 28, 2022. Learn more: https://t.co/Ffl0uOO90z #WeAreCBE https://t.co/rBNez9v3DB

RT @CJMCBE: June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. CJM continues to acknowledge and learn about the history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. @Area4CBE https://t.co/Rk2bnWCVFv

RT @NewBrightonSch1: In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we honoured the hard work of our students in learning to embody the Seven Sacred Teachings. Thank you Elder Jackie Bromley for joining us virtually. #EveryChildMatters #WeAreCBE @Indigenous_cbe @NewBrightonSch1 https://t.co/KpjUNhzXFm

RT @FalconridgeCBE: Some of our Indigenous students and their families recently celebrated the completion of their first beading project. An exciting opportunity to increase attendance, well-being, and belonging. @Area4CBE #wearecbe #CBEIndigenousEd https://t.co/wZua5XjoKv

RT @DHarkness_CBE: Thank you for sharing your Jingle Dance (gr4) & your Fancy Dance (gr1) with our school community today. We are so proud of your courage. @Indigenous_cbe @Area4CBE @yyCBEdu #WeAreCBE https://t.co/yEuapTZZiK

RT @piitoayis: Happy NIPD. PFS celebrates all our relations who attended Residential School with a community pixel art installation- EVERY CHILD MATTERS 🧡🧡🧡@yyCBEdu @UsihChristopher @CBEArea3 @Indigenous_cbe https://t.co/q1kjjI2G0u

RT @riversidecbe: Riverside is thrilled to showcase this art installation along 1st Ave NE! We are so inspired by our Gr 8 Social Action Group! Thank you Nathan Meguinis, teachers and students. 🧡Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay! @ @CBEArea3 @Indigenous_cbe @SusanVuka #WeAreCBE #educationmatters https://t.co/tinEoAyLsk