Our Schools

New Brighton is very fortunate to have three schools in our community. We are thankful to a number of dedicated individuals who worked hard to lobby the provincial government for these schools in our community. This group started after meeting at the Community Association meetings. With their hard work, we now have the following schools:

    • New Brighton Elementary School CBE K-4 = 600 students
    • Dr.Martha Cohen School CBE 5-9 = 900 students
    • St. Marguerite School CSSD K-6 = 600 students

School Crosswalk Safety

The safety of our children walking to and from school is paramount. Please drive safely around school areas. The bell times are listed below to help our community members that do not have children at school, to plan their drive around them! This will reduce the congestion at these very busy times.

  • New Brighton Elementary School Monday – Thursday 8:10am – 3:10pm
    Friday 8:10am – 11:45am
  • Dr. Martha Cohen School Monday – Thursday 8:28am – 3:10pm
    Friday 8:28am – 12:20pm
  • St. Marguerite School Monday – Friday 8:15am – 2:40pm

While these are the busiest times each day for children crossing, please be aware that New Brighton Elementary and St. Marguerite School have Kindergarten classes in the morning and afternoon. Older students from Dr. Martha Cohen are also able to leave the school grounds at lunchtime. Please keep this in mind when driving between 11:00am – 1:15pm Monday to Friday. Our community thanks you for your help with this.

For more information about these schools please contact Calgary Board of Education or Calgary Catholic School Division.

Fundraising for Schools

Parent fundraising societies to fund playgrounds, band programs and more are already happening in New Brighton!
The New Brighton Elementary Parent’s Association continues to fundraise for the K – 4 playground! Click here to view their website.
If you’re interested in donating, volunteering or initiating the fundraising for other schools in New Brighton, please email