Our School

Cochrane High School is nestled on a ridge overlooking our community and the beautiful Bow River Valley.  We currently have an enrollment of approximately 1025 students in Grades 9 to 12. Our student population is a blend of students from the farms, ranches, acreages and the town itself.  We are just 15km west of Calgary on the 1A Highway.

Cochrane High School has been recognized as a "School of Distinction" in the category of "Improvement in Academics in High School".  Over the last several years Cochrane High School has been recognized by the GARFIELD WESTON AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION.


Cochrane High School Pillars

Community - Character - Commitment

Our Mission Statement:

Cochrane High School values an inclusive community where stakeholders learn to develop and satisfy their curiosity, pursue excellence, and make an impact beyond the walls of the school.


Learning Beliefs/Principles:

  1. Because achieving understanding and transfer require a willingness to think, rethink and push beyond one’s normal comfort level, learners need a safe and supportive environment for intellectual risk taking and for questioning assumptions and habits.
  2. Learning is enhanced when it is personalized-when the learner’s interests, preferences, strengths, contributions and prior knowledge are sufficiently honoured.
  3. Learners require timely and practical feedback in order to understand goals, to produce quality work, and to meet high standards.
  4. Engaged and sustained learning requires that learners constantly see the value of their work and experience success when facing worthy challenges.
  5. Prior learning is applied to new situations and understanding is reached through regular reflection, self-assessment and self-adjustment.
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