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Welcome to SAM School! We are the neighbourhood school for Braeside, Parkwood, Sturgeon Point Villas, and parts of Forest Lawn and Sturgeon Heights. We offer programming for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6, including Academic Challenge programming for students in Grades 4 through 6.

Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elementary School has been a vibrant neighborhood school since 1958. SAM School has evolved with our surrounding community and has been “a home away from home” for generations of students. For 65 years, our hallways have been filled with the sounds of students, staff, and families laughing and learning alongside each other. You often hear staff speak of their SAM Family (“SAMily”) with pride and it is observed everyday in every classroom. As a result, SAM has a reputation for being a safe, friendly, and welcoming community dedicated to meeting the diverse learning needs of all our students.

Recognizing that we all have different ways of constructing understanding and connecting to learning, SAM has created spaces that value inclusivity, diversity, innovation, and leadership. SAM is a place where students and staff alike are seen as learners, teachers, and leaders, all having essential, reciprocal impacts on each other. Together, we can take risks in our learning because we have built a solid foundation of trust, respect, and relationship. As such, SAM has been, and will continue to be, a community school that prioritizes opportunities for students to discover and explore their passions in learning while becoming our learners and leaders of tomorrow.

Take a look at our school brochure for more information!
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elementary School