Elementary Education Program

A successful elementary school experience provides children with a solid foundation for learning and social interaction. Renfrew’s Elementary Education Program gives children with highly complex needs a safe environment in which to grow and develop their joy of learning.

At Renfrew, students learn to problem solve, persevere, and access, acquire and process information in ways that promote resourcefulness and self-confidence. Students also learn to listen and relate to others with respect, cooperation, and compassion.

Our certified teachers modify the Alberta Program of Studies to meet their students’ specific needs and areas for growth. Working in collaboration with child development facilitators, on-site therapists and parents, they develop individualized programs for each student using a variety of best practice tools and resources. Music, art, physical fitness and life skills are vital components of our programming.

Renfrew’s Elementary Education Program runs full days, Monday to Friday. (NOTE: Elementary Education students attend on alternate Fridays as per the schedule: EEP Fridays Calendar ) To best meet the needs of the children, class sizes are kept small and a minimum ratio of one adult staff member for every three students is maintained.


Limited spaces are available for our Elementary Education Program. Parents of children enrolled in our Early Childhood Services program can express interest during their child’s Kindergarten year.

Please also see the Assistive Technology program offered at all of our locations.

Who it’s for

Children with special needs ages 6 to 12 years old.



Additional information

Program runs full days, Monday to Friday

NOTE: Elementary Education students attend on alternate Fridays as per the schedule: EEP Fridays Calendar.

Locations Offered

Janice McTighe Centre

21 St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6S5

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Thomas W. Buchanan Centre

Sunpark Dr SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3V4

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Our son has developed amazingly in his speech, motor skills and social interaction.  He loves to go to school and is growing up way more confident.
Nancy, Parent