West Ridge School

8903 Wentworth Ave. SW
Calgary, AB, T3H 5N9
School Programs: Regular

School Contacts

Kel Connelly
Assistant Principal:
Marla Paxton
Education Director:
Garry Tink
Patricia Bolger

Contact Us


It is important that you call the school if your child is going to be absent or arriving late. Please report all absences to the Attendance Line at 403-817-3552 ext. 1. See more on our Attendance page.

Teaching Staff


The schools 'soft entry' opens 10 minutes before school begins (8:20 AM). Students arriving earlier will need to wait in the vestibule area at the front entrance.

Students coming for morning practices or rehearsals will be let in by their sponsoring teacher. We ask that all students not involved in a teacher sponsored activity leave the school by 3:20 PM (12:35 PM on Fridays). 

Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday : 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Friday : 8:00 - 1:00

Bell Times

*NEW 2023-2024*

Student Messages

Please be aware that we call students to the office for messages / pick-up of items at locker break (9:56 AM), at lunchtime (11:29 AM), and after school (3:10 PM). It is up to students to listen for those announcements and make their way to the office when called. Our secretaries endeavor not to disrupt school proceedings outside of these times. We ask for parent support in ensuring that students have what they need for school and ensuring students know when to come to the office if they are leaving early.

School Profile

Our School Profile includes a dynamic map with our designation area and walk zone.

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​Contact Information Updates

Please notify the school office immediately with any changes of address, telephone numbers (home, business and/or cell), email address or emergency contact numbers. It is critical that we have a current record of contact information on file so we can reach you or other emergency contacts. Please also be sure to provide us with a current copy of any custody agreements.​​

Concerns & Complaints

We know that the success of your student is dependent on a strong partnership between families and the CBE. If you have a concern, it can usually be addressed at the classroom level. Your first step is to arrange to speak privately with your child’s teacher. If you feel your issue is still unresolved, please contact your principal. If you and the school are unable to find a resolution, please see our Concerns & Complaints​ page for additional information, including the process to contact your Area Director. ​​​​