James Gibbons School opened in 1955 and underwent a modernization project in 1998. The school is named after James Gibbons (1837-1933), who was a prominent landowner in West Edmonton.
SCHOOL FOCUS AND PHILOSOPHY
Spreading our wings, one student at a time.
James Gibbons School is committed to establishing high academic standards and excellent conduct in a welcoming and inclusive school community. Traditional values guide our program with consistent expectations around our core character traits of Respect, Responsibility and Self-control. Traditional methods and practices make us unique. We provide direct instruction of basic skills which include the separate instruction of phonics, spelling and mathematics computation.
In fostering excellence in academics by emphasizing foundational Literacy and Numeracy skills
In providing a structured program with high standards of conduct
In providing an outstanding Character Education program with extensive student leadership opportunities
A focused learning environment supports meaningful participation
In developing a home-school partnership which includes daily practice through homework
Our school is a safe and welcoming place where adults and students work together with care and compassion