​​​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach

School Philosophy

The Sherwood School community is committed to providing quality learning opportunities that are responsive to the unique attributes of all students. With a committed professional team of educators, knowledgeable in teaching middle year’s learners, teaching and learning experiences reflect the importance of developing student-centered approaches that challenge students to inquire, reflect and collaborate. Emphasis is placed on empowering students to reach their potential through ongoing formative feedback, high expectations, innovative and engaging learning opportunities, and mentorship.

At Sherwood School

  • Learning is an active process that demands full student participation in work.
  • Learning is both an individual and a cooperative venture, where students work on their own as well as with other students to solve problems and demonstrate learning.
  • Learning encompasses a broad spectrum including the foundational skills in literacy and numeracy, while supporting students in utilizing technological tools to represent new understandings and opportunities to investigate significant inquiry questions.
  • Learning is goal-oriented, engaging, and connected to the real world so students can connect what they learn in school to the outside world.
  • Learning is personalized so students and teachers can set goals that are realistic and attainable while challenging and rigorous.
  • Learning encourages a component of self-evaluation. Assessment is a tool that develops further teaching and learning strategies.
  • Learning is something that needs a comfortable physical environment and an atmosphere of support (caring), respect and safety.

Learning Support Team

We have a team of staff members whose work is focused on supporting students with unique or complex learning needs. School-based resources, Area resources, and community resources can be connected to provide appropriate educational opportunities for all students. Students have unique needs; we strive to meet them with resources that are available. You may contact the school of you feel your child is in need of additional supports.

School Improvement Goals

  • To improve the academic performance of all students in the areas of Literacy (Reading and Writing) and Numeracy (Mathematics)
  • To engage all students in their learning (personalization).
  • To ensure that all students are actively and intellectually engaged in their learning through designing high quality instructional tasks and assessments.
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​​Middle Years at the CBE

Middle years learning refers to education offered to students between the ages of 10-15. These years are critical in keeping our students on the path to high school completion and their career futures. Keys for student success include: participating in hands-on, purposeful and relevant learning; creating positive relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; and being actively involved in the community and feeling supported by family, businesses and other organizations that surround them.

Learn more about our students in their middle years, including how their learning will change and how you can support your child, visit the CBE website.​

​​​​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​