Our School

Grades Taught

PALS, K-6

About

A.L. Horton Elementary School strives to provide a safe and caring environment for its students and staff. The school offers dual-language instruction with an English program from Kindergarten to Grade 6, and an optional Ukrainian program from ECS to Grade 6. The school building is equipped with a large library (with reading loft), a two-station gymnasium, band/art room, music/AV room, two special program classrooms, a Kindergarten classroom and 15 instructional classrooms. The school also offers an excellent music program with an optional instrumental band focus in Grade 5 and 6. Strong parental and community involvement fosters a feeling of family and community within the A.L. Horton Elementary School. Parent volunteers contribute to a vibrant and active School Council.

Principal

Keri Busenius

Administration

Rita Lal, Assistant Principal

Motto

Student Motto: Be Safe. Show Respect. Work Hard. Finish Strong. Help Someone. Be You!

Mission

A.L. Horton School is a place where we

     Accept one another,

     Learn through leadership, and

     Honour principles that build the

     'Greatness in YOU'!

Live the ALH way!

Vision

Connecting to foster the minds and hearts of leaders.

Philosophy

Students need engaging and relevant learning opportunities. 

Students need to be active participants in learning. 

All students can learn and show learning with the appropriate tools, resources, approaches, and relationships.

Parent and guardian engagement in education is integral to student success.

Beliefs

We value the mental, physical, social, and emotional well-being of every student. Strong connections and relationships help us to develop a growth mindset to do hard things – such as new learning, apologies, long-term projects, critical thinking, and appreciating differences of opinion. We value honesty, respect, courage, kindness, and leadership, and believe in using our strengths to help others in the community and in the world. Just as our community is diverse, so are we. Valuing different languages, cultures, and abilities helps us to be better together.

Education Plan

School Education Plan 2022-26 (Year 1)

Programs and Services

LINKS (Learning - Individual Needs, Knowledge and Skills) Program
Ukrainian Language & Culture Program (Kindergarten) & Ukrainian Bilingual Program (Grades 1 - 6)
Regular English Program (K - 6)
French as a Second Language (Grades 4 - 6)
PALS (Play & Learn at School) Program for ages 3-4

Please Be Nut Aware

Many students in our care suffer from life-threatening allergies. This extreme form of allergy is called anaphylaxis and results in an individual going into respiratory arrest after contact with a known allergen. As per EIPS Policy, we are bound to provide a safe environment for all students. Since this is a life threatening allergy and our school is home to many small children, we must comply with EIPS Policy and not send peanuts and nuts of any kind to the school. This includes products with trace amounts in them. If you are not sure if it contains nuts, please have your child wash their hands after eating any unknown items.

For more information about anaphylaxis, please see the administration of the school. We appreciate your support, empathy and compassion for all of our students.