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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​​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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Alberta Health Services is looking for input to name their new centre for child and adolescent mental health. CBE students, staff and the public are invited to provide their input. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/1zeWF1T8NN https://t.co/kp04beEw67

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year begins on Monday Jan. 17. Visit our website for more information about programs options and details on how to register. https://t.co/iVWrTRH1xs #WeAreCBE #yycbe #yyc https://t.co/Lpjg4d82AY

A COVID-19 update has been emailed to all CBE families with information on updated guidance and measures the CBE is taking, as well as reminders of health measures in place in schools and workplaces https://t.co/F8ssELP5S3 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QleBc6JeqT

RT @gale_school: Grade 9 blackout poetry is up in the hallway, inspiring those passing by. #WeAreCBE @Area4CBE https://t.co/JGH685kXoO

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/6gw6Ol244O