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Buchanan Admin Photo.jpgBuchanan School is a vibrant learning community where all learners are valued and belong. Our mission statement is “The Buchanan Team is dedicated to personal academic success; respect for individual rights; and celebrating diversity so our students grow as caring, responsible citizens.”

Buchanan School takes pride in the strong sense of community that has been established. Home, school, and community members have contributed to this sense of acceptance and belonging. We believe in supporting students in their physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. We value the active involvement of our parents in partnering with us as their child’s first teachers and the ones who know them best. Through on-going communication and sharing of information, we can best plan and meet the individual needs of each learner.

Buchanan School is a K-5 Early Years school with approximately 230 students. We offer full day, every day Kindergarten and Multi-age class configurations grades 1-5. There is a wide variety of academic and co-curricular opportunities for our students. “The Integrated Arts” program connects an artist’s perspective to curricular outcomes in all our classrooms twice yearly. There is a strong emphasize on Literacy and Literacy Across Curricular Areas. The new English Language Arts curriculum supports integrated curriculum and 21st Century Learning. Co-curricular sports are offered throughout the year along with clubs such as Chess Club and Green Team. Students in grade 4 and 5 have the opportunity to be involved in the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy. Students in grade 3 have swimming; “Learn to Play” hockey programming sponsored by the NHL Players’ Assoc.; and Rec and Read programming provided by students from John Taylor Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. Buchanan School also prides itself in the Indigenous Education programming happening in all our classrooms.

Mrs. Henrietta Hoch
Principal