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William Taylor
Learning Centre

The William Taylor Learning Centre provides educational and therapeutic opportunities for students who have severe behavioral/emotional difficulties. 

The goal of WTLC is to support all students in maximizing their academic success through personalized, authentic learning opportunities which incorporates curricular modifications and instructional accommodations. 

WTLC is focused on identifying and creating the conditions for success for students as unique learners and as members of their school and home communities. WTLC is a trauma sensitive learning environment. Classroom staff includes one CBE teacher and one Wood's school support counselor. The student to staff ratio is 8:2. 

Wood's Homes provides additional clinical services including a full-time therapist and a full-time family support worker, while the CBE provides a 0.6 FTE educational psychologist. Families are also able to access additional therapeutic services offered through Wood's Homes. Hot breakfast is offered to the students. For a nominal fee, hot lunch is also provided. If deemed appropriate, CBE transportation may be provided.

The building has 11 unique instructional spaces: three junior high classrooms, two senior high classrooms, one food science area, an art room, robots room, weight room, a gymnasium and a library/literacy resource centre. All classrooms contain student laptops and a Smartboard. As well, there is a 1-12 classroom for students residing at 1-12, and a Stabilization class for students in the Wood's Homes Stabilization program. For a nominal fee, hot lunch is also provided. If deemed appropriate, transportation may be provided by the CBE for our students.

The school was named after William Taylor. Through his estate, a gentleman by the name of William Taylor established a fund to assist in the education, including advanced education, of youth who have been cared for by Wood's Homes.

The William Taylor Learning Center is located at 805 - 37 St. N.W
Calgary, AB T2N 4N8.


George Wood Learning Centre

The George Wood Learning Centre has 9 unique instructional spaces: four traditional classrooms all equipped with lap tops and a Smartboard, one food science area, a gymnasium, a literacy resource centre, a therapeutic room and a wood shop.

The Calgary Board of Education partners with Wood's Homes. Wood's Homes offers a number of residential and non-residential programs at different sites throughout the city. Residential programs provide long-term intensive clinical treatment and academic programs to young people aged 12 to 18 who have severe psychological, social and family difficulties. 

Shorter term and non-residential programs are also available that respond to youth experiencing severe emotional, psychiatric and other difficulties. Treatment is provided for six months to one-and-a-half years. The George Wood Learning Centre provides educational and therapeutic opportunities for the students residing on Bowness Campus.

The George Wood Learning Centre is named after Reverend George Wood. He and his wife opened an orphanage for children in Alberta on the present site of the Bowness Campus of Woods Homes.

The George Wood Learning Centre is located at 9400 - 48 Ave. N.W. Calgary, AB T3B 2B2.


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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. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​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​.
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