Our School

Ramsay School is a dynamic K-6 school in the heart of historic Ramsay in S.E. Calgary. Our school’s convenient location and enthusiastic staff make it an excellent place for students to grow and learn. Ramsay School strives to be a cooperative learning community which fosters student ownership of learning and responsible citizenship within a responsive and diverse quality learning environment.

The Ramsay School community is dedicated to nurturing the heart, minds and spirits of our children. It embraces this development in a safe, collaborative, reflective and adaptive climate. Respect and responsibility, caring relationships, challenging experiences, and an engaging environment prepare our learners to be successful members of society.

United in purpose, the home, school and community share common goals, set high expectations and celebrate the unique development of each child. Positive attitudes, open communication and the ongoing exchange of ideas and knowledge help parents become informed advocates for their children.

Ramsay students take ownership by discovering and developing their potential, passions and gifts. They take their place as lifelong learners and make a significant contribution within a complex, changing world.

Ramsay School Name

Ramsay community and school are named after Mr. W.T. Ramsay, who surveyed and began developing Ramsay community in the early 1900's. Mr. Ramsay was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Canada in 1865. Mr. Ramsay and his wife had five children: Margaret, Constance, Alexander, Elizabeth, and William. Streets in the Ramsay community around the school are named after their children.

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

Acknowledging the Land

We would like to acknowledg​​e the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.​

​​​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​.