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 dedicated areas for Science, Art, Music, Drama, Technology, Home Economics and Industrial Arts. 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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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 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 @NickleCBE: Drive by and check out our new trees! Grade 7 Environmental Stewardship class planted 7 trees in front of our school (purchased by EcoClub last year). We are excited to be adding to the biodiversity of our community! #WeAreCBE #getoutside #environmentstewards @NickleParents https://t.co/Lpg5lX8LyH

We’ve reviewed the new health measures announced by government and provided an update to CBE families https://t.co/2kr6uYxlMq #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/qP1dPOwMTY

RT @ohscbe: It is definitely looking like fall out there! Our Grade 6s are learning about the autumnal equinox occurring on Sept 22, which marks the change of the season! #SkyScience #WeAreCBE https://t.co/BKZZMfmlnC

Thank you to all of the CBE students involved in the safety patrol program. We must all work together to ensure student and pedestrian/wheeler safety on the roads and pathways near our schools. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QDjFocgZaj

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/ec1MUL3Toi