Homes for sale near Highwood School in Calgary. 

Since Highwood School is a Mandarin Bilingual program of choice, all students are taught for half of the day by native English speaking teachers in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Health. For the other half of the school day, students are taught by native Mandarin-speaking teachers in Mandarin Language Arts, Math, and Science.

We believe that language learning is very closely intertwined with culture, therefore both Chinese and Canadian customs and traditions are celebrated and integrated into many aspects of learning.

Highwood School
11 Holmwood Ave NW Calgary, AB T2K 2G5
Phone: 403-777-6200
Grades: K-4
Programs: Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual
School Type: Elem

Homes For Sale Near Highwood School

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56 Heston St Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,198 SqFt

56 Heston St Nw, Calgary

$525,000
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  • 5 Baths
  • 2,652 SqFt

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$1,349,900
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  • Detached
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  • 1 Baths
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$369,900
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$1,299,000
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  • 2 Baths
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$439,900
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  • 4 Baths
  • 2,092 SqFt

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$925,000
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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
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$784,900
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  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
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  • 1,458 SqFt

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$488,000
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$899,900
617 26 Av Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
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$1,000,000
5120 Nesbitt Rd Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 6 Beds
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  • 2,246 SqFt

5120 Nesbitt Rd Nw, Calgary

$1,400,000
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  • Detached
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  • 1,455 SqFt

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$429,000
23 Hunter St Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
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  • 1,827 SqFt

23 Hunter St Nw, Calgary

$838,000
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  • Detached
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  • 2 Baths
  • 1,067 SqFt

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$420,000
9 Highwood Pl Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,154 SqFt

9 Highwood Pl Nw, Calgary

$439,900
4728 Nipawin Cr Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,202 SqFt

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$469,900
10 Cheltenham Rd Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,029 SqFt

10 Cheltenham Rd Nw, Calgary

$479,500
532 18 Av Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 784 SqFt

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$449,900
3 Hendon Pl Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 988 SqFt

3 Hendon Pl Nw, Calgary

$479,900
1020 Thorneycroft Dr Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
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$475,000
5624 Buckthorn Rd Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
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  • 974 SqFt

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$425,000
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  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,240 SqFt

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$679,900
32 Cumberland Dr Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,536 SqFt

32 Cumberland Dr Nw, Calgary

$640,000
GRADES
K-4
WARD
4
AREA
2
TOTAL ENROLLMENT
348
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Christine Cheung
TRUSTEE
Althea Adams
EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Teresa Martin

PROGRAMS
Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual

Kindergarten 73
Grade 1 73
Grade 2 68
Grade 3 67
Grade 4 67

Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program

The CBE first started the Mandarin Bilingual Program in 1998 at King Edward School. The Mandarin Bilingual program initially began with one grade four class and through the years steadily progressed into a full elementary program.  Since then, the elementary program has moved to Langevin School, King George School, and this year to Highwood School where for the first time since its conception, the Mandarin Bilingual program has its very own school.

The Mandarin Bilingual program is based on the principle of learning both the English and Mandarin languages simultaneously.  For half of the day, students in grades 1 through 6 are instructed by native English speaking teachers in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Health.  For the other half of the school day, students are instructed by native Mandarin-speaking teachers in Mandarin Language Arts, Math, and Science.  Students are instructed in Physical Education for 30 minutes each day, and Art is integrated into all subject areas.  At Highwood School, students will receive regular classes with a Music Specialist and Technology Specialist, as we believe in also building student capacity, personal interest and developing a wide variety of intelligence such as musical, technological, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal and interpersonal intelligence through these classes.

An integral component of the Mandarin Bilingual Program is learning language through authentic learning experiences.  Cultural celebrations such as Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn festival have been very powerful language learning tools and have been great ways to build a sense of community with all of the students, parents, and community members.

Curriculum & Instruction

An exemplary school facilitates students mastering skills as defined by the curriculum. Staff will use a variety of instructional approaches for optimum student achievement. Instruction will:

  1. Utilize readily available resources to support the curricular objectives.
  2. Be based upon curriculum objectives organized by staff in a concise manner.
  3. Be student-centered, emphasizing a hands-on approach to student learning.
  4. Integrate technology to a high degree in student activities.
  5. Consider SMART* goals developed by teachers on a consistent basis in order to support. SMART GOALS (Specific & Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Results-Oriented, and Time-bound)
  6. the planning and evaluation of student learning.
  7. Utilize inter-grade and flexible groupings to promote student interaction, build confidence and improve school climate.

Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program

Entry points for the Mandarin Bilingual Program are kindergarten and grade one. The previous Chinese experience is not required when beginning at these entry points and parents do not need to know the language. Because demand for the program exceeds the number of students we can accept, a lottery system takes place in order to determine which students are accepted into the program. More information on the process and deadlines are available in January.

Mandarin / English Content

Throughout all of the grades, 50% of the curriculum will be taught in Mandarin and the other 50% will be taught in English. Mandarin is used as the main language of instruction in Mandarin Language Arts, Math, and Science. English is used as the sole language of instruction in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Health. Simplified Chinese script will be taught to all students and the Han Yu Pin Yin pronunciation system will be taught to accelerate the process of learning to read Chinese. 

Homework Policy

Assigned homework is always posted daily on Brightspace by D2L.
It is the student’s responsibility to know what homework there is and to ensure that all work is completed on time.

  • Homework length will vary as needed. This is an average guideline.
  • Homework may include: reviewing, studying for tests, completing assignments, and reading programs.

Parents, it is helpful if you can provide your child with a specific location and time that would be conducive to successfully completing homework. Homework should become a routine affair, even if it is a set time for reading every evening. Try to become actively involved in your child’s homework and be available to assist if difficulties arise. Please communicate in
writing, by e-mail, or by phone if there is a concern regarding homework.

Teachers will ensure that the amount of homework remains within the guidelines outlined. Also, teachers will provide an adequate lead time for students to prepare for tests when applicable. The exception being a surprise quiz, which checks student ability in a specific area.
Grades 1-2: 20-35 minutes per night
Grades 3-4: 35-45 minutes per night

D2L (Desire to Learn)/ Electronic Agendas

D2L is an online ‘classroom’ that each teacher creates to support student learning. Only students from each teacher’s classroom have access to their own class’ specific D2L shell. It is required that students and parents log-in to their D2L shell nightly to review the agenda, books, websites, homework, discussion items, etc. that have been posted. Students are taught early in the school year on how to independently log-on to and use D2L in class so that they are able to do so at home.

Character Education

At Highwood School, we believe that being a person of character is just as important as academic success. Therefore, all students will learn about and practice a virtue of the month. Students will explore the virtue of the month through integrated lessons and during Character Circle time - a 15-minute block of the day specifically dedicated to character education, the virtue of the month, and problem-solving.

Every month, specific classes will host an assembly celebrating the virtue of the month and introduce the virtue for the upcoming month.  Parents are always welcome to attend monthly virtue assemblies. Please see the monthly calendar for assembly dates and times.

Character Education is also used as the main foundation for all student discipline, problem-solving, and communication by the students, parents, teachers, and administration.  It is an expectation that all stakeholders conduct themselves respectfully and virtuously at all times.

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Listing information last updated on July 5th, 2020 at 10:30pm CDT.

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