Early Learning - Grade 9
Chamberlain School is a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9 school and Arden T. Litt Centre for Learning is a Grade 10 to 12 school. Although the very first school in Grassy Lake was built in 1907, it soon became too small and a new school was built and named Chamberlain School in 1910. The school you see today was modernized in 2005. Currently, both Chamberlain and ATL accommodate around 120 students in the rural area of Grassy Lake. The majority of students are of Low German speaking Mennonite backgrounds, all of whom English is a second language. At Chamberlain and ATL, we believe in celebrating diversity, so a Low German culture and language course is offered throughout the year for all students in Grades 1-9. Student success is a high priority at Chamberlain and ATL. Teachers and support staff work eagerly and collaboratively to ensure the best possible learning experiences for all children in the school. The staff is well informed in best practices for English language learners, differentiation, and student engagement. In fact, our school was recognized by Alberta Education in 2012 as a highly successful school, and was highlighted for its best practices in rural education! Chamberlain and ATL staff and parents are also dedicated to providing a highly engaging athletics program that is open to participation by all students in the school. Athletics at the school include volleyball, basketball, badminton, cross country, and track and field. Students are also involved in the school through a high school play, student council, and leadership team. Students are able to demonstrate their creativity, school spirit, and initiatives for school improvement through these activities.
Fostering lifelong learning through:
- Differentiated Programming
- Empowering Students
- Critical and Creative Thinking