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The Bennett Centre lives in the heart of Edmonton's river valley within the Cloverdale community. The historic community, natural areas and trails along the park system provide a beautiful and unique outdoor setting.
The open, natural area provides an 'island' within the middle of Edmonton for students to explore and learn more about our 'built' and natural environments. Edmonton's river valley history, riverbank geology and dramatic season changes serve as activity themes for outdoor explorations.
In addition to environmental topics, field studies and outdoor pursuits, students have the opportunity for social skill instruction and development.

Our Building

The Bennett Centre has a hostel-like residence facility with an accommodation capacity of 64 people, including a separate wings for boys and girls for overnight school groups.

The school has three classrooms available for field study labs, outdoor preparations, display, AV presentations, meetings and evening residence activities as well as numerous other areas for smaller group gatherings, including an outdoor fire pit. 

Programs Goals

Booking a program at the Bennett Center can assist you in reaching your teaching and learning goals and supporting your students with grade-specific instructional focus. Writing, reading, thinking, and numeracy skills are incorporated in our programs in a variety of different ways.

Our program goals include:

  • Enhance student learning by providing indoor and outdoor experiences that actively engage students in their curriculum.
  • Provide challenging and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning experiences with opportunities for student initiative and personal success.
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop cooperation skills, team work and respect for others.
  • Provide a learning atmosphere which values our heritage and places high priority on personal appreciation of and responsibility for preserving outdoor environments.

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