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About the School
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The school was built in 1912 and is situated on 7.6914 acres. Ramsay Elementary is a lovely old sandstone school. It has beautiful oak woodwork, slate staircases, brass railings, and big windows. It is located in inner city Calgary in one of the oldest communities in the city. The neighbourhood is full of older homes with front porches and picket fences, a few new infill homes, and some stately older homes such as those on Scotsman's Hill. The school has 13 classrooms. There is a beautiful, well-stocked library, and a computer network which links our computer lab, upstairs classrooms and library. The school is a model for inclusion. We have a unique partnership with the Janus Academy which is a small, private school for children with autism. We also have a class for students with autism and anxiety issues called the Ready Class. We have a strong literacy program and also have a vibrant and active fine arts program. Ramsay School is well known for its tobogganing hill which is enjoyed by students and their families throughout the winter. We celebrated our 90th anniversary during the 2003 - 2004 school year.

Ramsay Elementary School Virtual Tour

About School Name
Ramsay community and school are named after Mr. W.T. Ramsay, who surveyed and began development of Ramsay community in the early 1900's. Mr. Ramsay was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Canada in 1865. Mr. Ramsay and his wife had five children: Margaret, Constance, Alexander, Elizabeth, and William. Streets in the Ramsay community around the school are named after their children.

School Mission
At Ramsay Elementary School, we strive to provide a sound academic foundation that meets the diverse needs of our students. We believe in the importance of a safe and caring learning environment that promotes the development of the whole child - intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. We acknowledge the importance of collaboration and value our partnerships with parents and the community.
Kids Shave Their Lids!
March 17th, 2006
Andrew, Kenny and Duncan were among ten Ramsay School students participating in Shave your Lid for a Kid on March 17 th. The students raised funds for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation.
Ramsay School Playground

We did it! The new playground at Ramsay School (and Janus Academy ) was constructed by a dedicated group of volunteers over the weekend of August 5 7 th. They were probably the hottest days of the summer, but our group had energy, enthusiasm and lots of water. Thanks to everyone who helped out, as well as grants and donations received from architect Tony Argento, Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program, De Winton Landscaping, Encana, F&D Scene Changes, Inland Concrete, Janus Academy, Ramsay Community Association, Volker Stevin, and everyone who parked with us during Stampede. The happy voices of children playing will thank us for years to come.

Ramsay School -- The Community's Voice Was Heard
Public meeting was held on Feb 24, 2003

A public meeting was held with Trustees from the Calgary Board of Education on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 pm at the Ramsay Elementary School on Spiller Road. Over two hundred people attended and showed their support for keeping the school open. The Trustees chose to keep Ramsay School.

Thank you for voicing your opinion and let's keep supporting our little school with the big heart.

Calgary Board of Education


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