About Us

Thorncliffe School at a Glance

We are a Small School with a Strong Sense of Community

  • We follow the Three Pillars of Respect - respect yourself, each other and this place
  • Grades 1 to 6 are organized in multi-aged teaching environments
  • Staff committed to lifelong learning and are organized into Professional Learning Communities to enhance quality teaching and learning experiences 
  • Staff are active participants in the system-wide CBE Literacy and Math strategies
  • We have a Learning Commons with access to library resources and technology 
  • We offer a supervised lunch program 
  • Students have access to clubs during lunchtime
  • We are located close to our community centre
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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. ​​​

RT @yycCCOM: How are we connected? How can we understand ourselves better, through understanding animals? @ZooSchoolyyc @thorncliffecbe Ss explore these Qs during animal observations. Spending time & coming to know an animal, impacts how we understand nature & wildlife. #WeAreCBE @yyCBEdu https://t.co/qTdhzilPMm

RT @ZooSchoolyyc: “Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help we shall be saved.” Jane Goodhall. Today Thorncliffe wrapped up their week by painting an animal they feel connected to on a piece of nature #rockpainting #openminds #zooschool #saveEarth #nature https://t.co/BNGoGX2m9Q

RT @ZooSchoolyyc: Making Swift Fox conservation come to life with sock puppets @WilderInstitute @calgaryzoo Thank you @yycARTS for the inspiration! https://t.co/vrgxZHsknF

RT @yycCCOM: How have libraries changed since the first one opened in Calgary? How are libraries truly a place for all? What is the role of public spaces within a democracy? @thorncliffecbe students explore Memorial Park Library as part of their @calgarylibrary school experience #WeAreCBE https://t.co/pNTaikik9m

RT @ZooSchoolyyc: If we want our students to become curious nature lovers, we need to encourage them to get to know our local species @WilderInstitute @yycCCOM @calgaryzoo #becurious https://t.co/u0zbb2DxYM