Education

Claresholm’s commitment to public education is clear by its support of its public schools, an Educational Consortium, Willow Creek Community Adult Learning Society, and its adult literacy program.

Claresholm is served by two public schools:

  • WEST MEADOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL5613 – 8th Street West – Kindergarten to Grade 6. This school provides all services at the elementary level.
  • WILLOW CREEK COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL – 628 – 55th Avenue West – Grades 7 to 12. The school provides a full academic program and in addition, also provides CTS programming in areas including automotives, cosmetology, drafting, welding, and wood shop. Students taking CTS (Career and Technology Studies) courses may have the option of obtaining advanced credits for technical school or the first year of apprenticeship training. Willow Creek Composite also offers a full complement of computer classes including animation and multimedia.

Willow Creek Composite High School has been in Claresholm since 1969 and renovations are now complete. Grand Opening of the new school was on Monday, September 16th, 2013. The Town of Claresholm is pleased to have two modernized schools in our community!
“The WCCHS Alumni Association was created to serve as ambassadors between the past and the future, the alumni, and the school; to strengthen relationships among students, parents, staff, and the community; and to build spirit and support for the school through communications and events.” Please click HERE to visit their website.

Claresholm Learn-a-lot Playschool offers a wonderful learning environment for 3 and 4 year old children organized around a variety of themes that reflect their interests and their surroundings. For more information, please visit their website HERE, or email lotplay@telus.net

The Livingstone Range School Division Central Office is located in Claresholm and provides management services to 3,600 students in the division. Schools in Claresholm employ 95 personnel with a payroll of $3.5 million annually. Check out the school division’s website at www.lrsd.ab.ca for more information or to link to one of the schools.

The Lethbridge College, Claresholm Campus, shares the Livingstone Range School Division Central Office building. A variety of programs and courses are accessible at the campus whether through face-to-face instruction or via a flexible learning option such as video conferencing or online learning. In addition, they provide a number of services: exam/testing services, distance learning support (tutoring), access to computers, referrals to student counseling, advising and other service departments, as well as information about post-secondary programs and institutions. Please visit the Claresholm Campus’ website at http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/about-us/campuses/claresholm-campus for up-to-date information.
For information on upcoming classes, please contact them at (403) 625-4231, fax (403) 625-4266 or email claresholm@lethbridgecollege.ca.

The Willow Creek Community Adult Learning Society (WCCALS) works to determine the needs of the community and then arranges for courses in these areas. They hold two sessions a year (Fall and Winter/Spring). Persons can also visit their website at www.willowcreeklearning.ca and view detailed course information there.

Project Read is an adult literacy program. They believe that everyone has the right to learn and the right to be literate. Their purpose is to provide a one-on-one volunteer tutoring service for adults wishing to improve their reading and writing skills.