Inspiring Hearts and Minds

Our School

Grades Taught

Grades 4 to 8




Each year, our students reflect on the inspiration of Lawrence Grassi by striving to reach the peaks of excellence not only academically and physically but also socially and emotionally in their ongoing quest for success.  


Lawrence Grassi Middle School is a safe and caring school situated in the HEART of the mountains. We aim to maximize individual learning for life as we strive for the PEAKS

HEART =      Honesty





PEAKS =       Potential





Education Plan

School Education Plan

Principal's Message

Welcome to and bienvenue à l’École Lawrence Grassi Middle School. We are the home of the Trailblazers! Our school is named after Lawrence Grassi who created many trails in the mountains of the Bow Valley at the start of the 20th Century and he inspires us to “Reach for the Peaks” every day. We are situated in the heart of Canmore close to the Bow Valley on Treaty 7 land. Our students attend Grade 4 to 8 from Canmore, Exshaw, Banff and Mini Thni. We have a dual track program of English and French Immersion following Alberta Education’s curriculum for Divisions 2 and 3. Our teachers and staff ‘Inspire Hearts and Minds’ every day so that LGMS is a great place to learn with each other. At LGMS we welcome all students and have many students who represent different nations of the world. We offer a robust learning environment meeting the needs of our diverse learners and our CTF (Career and Technology Foundations) and Fine Arts courses offer a broad range of experiences for Division 3 students. We are well known in the valley for our extra-curricular activities and sports as staff and community members share their interests and talents in order to inspire and engage the whole child.

We are strong advocates for young people and we believe in them.I look forward to working with students, families, staff and community members to build upon all that is amazing about École Lawrence Grassi Middle School. Together we can provide a safe and caring learning environment, where our Trailblazers are encouraged to strive to do their best work and reach their full potential!

Here’s to a great year at LGMS. Go Trailblazers!