Grades Taught

Grade 1-6, Kindergarten & Early Learning Program


Coalhurst Elementary School is located in the Town of Coalhurst, Alberta. The town is situated approximately three miles north the Lethbridge city limits. Because of its proximity, it has shown steady growth in its population (recently acquiring "Town" status). Some new residents have chosen the smaller town setting that Coalhurst offers, while continuing to work in Lethbridge. To a degree it is a "bedroom community." Most have a genuine sense of community though, and demonstrate it by becoming involved in community activities and supporting local businesses. The result is an active community seeking to keep pace with its growth and prosperity. As well as serving the town, Coalhurst educates students from the Village of Monarch and the rural areas surrounding both Coalhurst and Monarch. The Regional transportation system provides services (in conjunction with the needs of Coalhurst High) on three rural routes.


Coalhurst Elementary School is a dynamic learning environment where educators go out of their way to develop programming that meets of the needs of individual students. In this student-focused environment students are able to thrive. 

We provide both universal supports for all children and targeted supports based on student needs. We do not fit the students to the programs - we fit the programs to the individual students. 


Our principal is Mr. Chris McIntyre. Mr. McIntyre, or Mr. Mac as his students call him, has been principal of CES for six years. Prior to this he was principal of Coalhurst High School. He was also principal of Duchess School, Alcoma School, and Amisk School and has now served as a principal for 19 years. 

Mr. McIntyre believes in a highly student-focused learning environment - CES is THEIR school. 


Educating our LYNX for the future. 


Our connection is community

Our virtue is kindness

Our focus is writing and mathematics

Our strength is diversity