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A.S. Matheson Elementary
Home of the Firebirds
About Our School

  School Profile

 

 

Number of students: 265, Kindergarten through Grade 6
Number of classes: 12
Number of teachers: 16
Total number of staff: 40, includes administration, clerical, custodial and support staff
Itinerent district staff: a speech-language pathologist, a school based counselor (two days a week), an Aboriginal Advocate (two half days), and a resource teacher (two days a week)
Location: close to the downtown core of Kelowna.
Neighborhood: consists of single family dwellings, apartment buildings, multiple family dwellings, subsidized housing units, churches, hospitals, shopping malls, commercial properties, dentist and physician offices, a pharmacy, agricultural land with orchards and small farms.  
School Team: Firebirds
School Colours: Red and Yellow
School Logo: Firebird

In addition to the Elementary program, our school offers preschool to three and four year olds, a kindercare program, an out-of-school care program.  Thes programs are offered in partnership with the Clubhouse, a privately owned company.   We are also excited to have a Strong Start Center within our building for parents and preschoolers to enjoy together.  

At A.S. Matheson it is our fundamental belief that all students can learn and that learning encompasses the whole child (social, emotional and intellectual development).  We strive to help all students meet and/or exceed expectations in all areas of the curriculum.  Setting high standards for students academically and behaviorally is helping us achieve higher results on standardized District and Provincial testing.