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School District 5
Steeples Elementary School
A school that is kind, safe, respectful, and responsible.
We are grateful to learn, work, and play on the homelands on the Ktunaxa people.
About our School



On behalf of our entire staff, we would like to welcome you to Steeples Elementary School.

An Introduction to Steeples Elementary School

Steeples School, built in the mid 80's, is host to approximately 230 students and 45 staff. At Steeples we pride ourselves on our ability to offer high quality, well rounded, whole child educational experiences. Our dedicated staff caters to the needs of our diverse student population by layering academic achievement with team building, self-esteem, self-actualization, and instilling a strong sense of community responsibility.

Steeples centralized location supports a multifaceted education with easy access to educational activities at many of our community centers; for example, we regularly visit Memorial and Kinsmen arenas, Western Financial Place, Tamarack Mall, Idlewild & Rotary Park, and Key City Theater. Students at Steeples become well balanced individuals that are ready to tackle the challenges of middle school.

At Steeples School we strive to inspire our children. We foster a safe learning environment that elicits co-operation, positive self-esteem and respect for others. We recognize the importance of the collaboration role of both parents and staff in the total education of children. We encourage positive and on-going communication so that together parents and staff can work as partners towards the educational growth of each child.

School Office

Our office is open from 8:00am – 3:30pm when school is in session.

Principal – Erin Boehm          

Vice-Principal - Carissa Hart

Secretary – Jennifer Ney           

Student Services at Steeples

The Student Services Department at Steeples consists of three Student Services Teachers, an Indigenous Education Support Worker, a Counsellor, a Youth Care Worker, a Speech Language Pathologist, several Education Assistants, and the Principal. 

If you have questions or concerns about your child's learning, which can include physical, social, emotional, or cognitive/academic concerns, please reach out to one of the Student Services Teachers. We are here to support you and your child/ren. 🙂

The three Student Services Teachers are:

Jenn Horvath - full time, Monday to Friday. Email:

Cam Boender - full time, Monday to Friday. Email:

Barb Eckersley - part time, 0.6. Email:

Melissa Flegel - part time, 0.4. Email: â€‹

Indigenous Education Program

kiʔsuk kyukyit                                                                  

My name is Cyndi Andrew. It is my privilege to be part of the Steeples family as an Indigenous Education Support Worker. My role is to support Indigenous learners and their families through the goals defined in the School District 5 Indigenous Education Enhancement Agreement. The guiding principles are holistic perspective, culture, respect, belonging, achievement, collaboration, commitment, and celebration of success.

I look forward to getting to know students and families. If you require support for food, supplies, clothing, attendance issues and/or any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Cyndi Andrew – Steeples Elementary Indigenous Education Support Worker

Respectfully acknowledge that we reside in the homeland territory of the Ktunaxa people


Breakfast Club & Lunch Program

Steeples Elementary  School provides breakfast each morning for students who were unable to eat a nutritious meal before school. We have a selection of cereal, toast, fresh fruits, milk, and juice for the kids each morning.

At lunch we also provide a bagged lunch which the Salvation Army drops off daily. Students who come to school without a lunch are able to eat a full meal every day.

Our school is always looking for donations for the breakfast club to help us ensure kids are able to go to class full of nutritious food and ready to work hard.

If you should have any questions in regards to the Breakfast Club or Lunch Program, you can contact Ms. Fode, Youth Care Worker at or Ms. Nicole