Unique New School For NW Calgary
Posted by Kelly McKelvie Wednesday, February 8th at 11:52am
Christine Meikle School Opens in Varsity
The new year has seen a new school open at 3525 – 50 Street Northwest. Christine Meikle School is “dedicated to secondary school-age students with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities and/or complex learning, medical, emotional, sensory or behavioral needs.”
Named after Christine Meikle who was born in Glasgow Scotland in 1908 and became a nurse after coming to Canada in 1927. When one of her children was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, she decided to dedicate her life to special needs children. Meikle started her own school, which after 60 years, has relocated to Northwest Calgary.
The school opened in early January with student programs starting mid month.
The new location is a big upgrade from the cramped location they left in Bridgeland. Check out the link to the CBC News article below that showcases the cutting edge facility.