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Southeast Calgary Schools: Cranston
Cranston has two public schools, one elementary and one serving grades four through nine with a second elementary school opening in September 2020. The community also has two Catholic schools, one serving Cranston student from Kindergarten to grade six and the other Kindergarten to grade nine.
Calgary Public Schools in Cranston
Cranston School is a Calgary Board of Education Public School (CBE) that is located in the heart of Cranston. School hours are from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, and students only receive a maximum of 20 minutes of homework each day, which mainly consists of the school’s home reading program. Cranston School first opened in September of 2010 and has grown to be home to over 500 students in Kindergarten to grade three. The school operates on a single grade class configuration with learning personalized to meet the needs of each learner regardless of their grade. Cranston School’s mission is to foster growth, resiliency and empathy in their students through personalized learning and inclusion.
Along with the regular curriculum, Cranston School provides opportunities for students to participate in programs in environmental education, fine arts, technology, leadership and clubs throughout the school year, as well as several performance opportunities.
Cranston School also offers a Swimming Program based at a City of Calgary-operated pool for all children, Kindergarten to grade three and students in grades one to three participate in daily physical education.
Cranston School likes to foster school spirit throughout the year in many ways. In the Fall, students and staff unite for Orange Shirt Day and Pajama Day. During the winter, the school comes together for Christmas concerts, Pink shirt anti-bullying day, and Winter Sports Day. The last several months of the school include Hats On for Mental Health, Music Monday, and Summer Sports Day. See some great Cranston Homes for Sale.
Dr. George Stanley School
Dr. George Stanley School opened in Cranston in 2017 and has over 80 students from grades four to nine currently enrolled. The school promotes an inclusive learning environment and a class structure that allows students to have a homeroom teacher that delivers much of the curricular content. Dr. George Stanley School strives for innovation, cooperation, authentic connections between all disciplines, exposure to career skills and the arts with their core classes. The staff at Dr. George Stanley School believe the education offered to students between the ages of 10-15 are critical in keeping our students on the path to high school completion and their career futures.
Along with the Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, Dr. George Stanley School offers a wide range of programs, extra-curricular activities and sports. The extra-curricular activities allow students to pursue passions and interests that fall outside the regular curriculum. These activities include special interest clubs, arts, music and athletics.
Fine arts is open to students from grades four to nine, and students in grade five have the choice to join a general music option. From grades six to nine, students have the opportunity to be in the band and learn how to play an instrument of their choosing. For the different athletics options, any student in grades six to nine can participate. All sports have tryouts except for cross-country and wrestling, which require a consistent commitment to practices and meets. The sports teams available to students at Dr. George Stanley School include soccer, cross-country, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, badminton and track and field.
Students of Dr. George Stanley School also have access to a wide range of clubs, including Leadership Club, Yearbook Club, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Jazz Band, Challenge Club, Eco Club, Book Club, Musical Theatre Appreciation Club and Movie Making Club. See some great Cranston Homes for Sale.
Sibylla Kiddle School
Sibylla Kiddle School will be the third public school in Cranston and will serve students from Kindergarten to grade four when it opens in September 2020 and Kindergarten to grade five by September 2021. Sibylla Kiddle Elementary School attendance area will cover the south half of Cranston. It will aim to keep students attending school as close to home as possible while balancing enrolment between the three schools.
Sibylla Kiddle School is named after a former teacher who went on to teach in a one-room school, south of Calgary, where she taught three daughters of a Cranston family. Later, Kiddle married Lloyd Cranston and gave birth to two children, before returning as a kindergarten teacher for the Calgary Board of Education.
Calgary Catholic Schools in Cranston
Christ The King Catholic School
Christ The King Catholic School is a kindergarten to grade nine school that opened its doors to the Cranston community on November 25, 2010, and is part of the Calgary Catholic School District. The school serves over 600 students within Cranston with limited enrollment. Students from Kindergarten to grade six residing in the north half of Cranston are within the attendance area for Christ the King School. Students in the south half of Cranston are in the attendance area of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School. Enrollment for grades seven to nine is open to all students within Cranston. School hours are from 8:55 am to 3:20 pm.
Christ the King Catholic School strives to promote, model, and teach six fundamental values. These values are Faith, Family, Caring, Trust, Respect, and Responsibility. All activities, interactions, and planning begin with these values at the core. These six core values are incorporated into classroom learning, extra-curricular activities, school awards, playground activities, and Catholic celebrations.
In addition to core curriculum programming Christ the King Catholic School offers students a variety of supplementary courses and extra-curricular activities which include career and technology foundations, diverse learning, drama and music and band. School athletic teams and programs include cross-country running, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, dance, badminton, flag football and track and field. Want to see some Cranston Homes for Sale?
Our Lady of the Rosary School
Our Lady of the Rosary School is a kindergarten to grade six school located in the community of South Cranston that opened in 2017. The school offers a well-rounded, faith-based education in a caring, inclusive and nurturing community to meet each student’s unique needs. In addition to core curriculum programming mandated by Alberta Education, Our Lady of the Rosary School also offer their students a variety of supplementary courses, options and services, including diverse learning support, which assists students with their individual learning needs. Kindergarten students receive a minimum of 475 instructional hours each school year, and the program follows ten guiding principles to provide a framework. The values of the Catholic faith permeate all programming options within Calgary Catholic schools. See some great Cranston Homes for Sale.
Each of Cranston’s school offers a unique and rewarding learning experience, providing them with strong foundations for the future. We know that choosing the right school for your family is an integral part of the home buying decision if you are looking for a home somewhere near one of these great schools contact us today to see how we can help you find your next dream home!