About Us

Spanish is spoken here!

SPB is home to one of the largest International Spanish Academies in Canada. Students of the Spanish Bilingual program have been learning in two languages for all of their school lives. Students of the English Community Program are offered an introductory Spanish-as-a-Second-Language class. All students, staff and visitors are encouraged to practice and showcase their Spanish language skills – whether advanced or basic – whenever possible. Students and teachers of the Spanish Bilingual program have clear expectations for full use of Spanish within the classroom. 

Our School Program is Uniquely Organized

  • International Spanish Academy (Grade 6-9) that serves NW and NE communities
  • English Community School (Grade 7-9)
  • National Sport Academy (Grade 9) service provider that offers sport-specific training in baseball and hockey.
  • Teachers within the core program are organized into teams that work together to plan activities and integrate curriculum. They discuss strategies to work more successfully with their students.
  • Outstanding Complementary Program (options) - organized in semesters (exemption: Band is a full year of courses). Students are offered a wide variety of option courses in Spanish and English which extend and enhance the Program of Studies
  • Staff are creative, concerned, competent and caring, bringing a wide range of language and cultural experiences to their students.
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​About the CBE

The CBE is the largest school district in Western Canada. Our mission is to ensure each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, completes high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. You can look on the CBE website for more information. ​​​

The province announced important new health measures for all K-12 students in the province. We have shared this information with our families and more details will be provided in the coming days https://t.co/KTRPfzudvI #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/VTSdrZYg7L

In light of the Alberta Government's current COVID-19 guidelines 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/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/jJCCx7aJtN

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Friday, Nov 20 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for CBE students. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/0RwiQnUZmW

Check out these moving stories from students about their experiences coming to Canada #WeAreCBE https://t.co/tWFEtocenR