Barons School is an alternative public school for Low-German Speaking Mennonite families within Palliser School Division.
Mrs. Sharleen Albrecht
Barons school staff encourages and supports students to be confident, knowledgeable, responsible and positive contributing learners and citizens in a diverse, dynamic world. At our school we will follow the principles and pillars of the FISH! Philosophy. We will be there, choose our attitudes, play, and make others days in everything we do.
Children are our future. Our staff are committed to supporting each student to reach their highest level of success.
- All children have a right to quality education and to feel safe
- Strong parental involvement and support will help set the direction of our school community
- Collaboration with our community partners and educational stakeholders will help us in the education of our students
The following are our School Goals:
Goal 1: Students will expand their vocabulary usage and understanding, and become increasingly aware of the power of words.
Goal 2: Students and staff will follow the principles and pillars of the FISH! Philosophy. We will be there, choose our attitudes, play, and make others days in everything we do.
Barons School is a unique, alternative public school within Palliser Regional Schools. Our school has approximately 155 students from preschool to grade 6, all of a Low German Mennonite background. It is a school where parents are very involved in Parent Council and help to shape the school environment, not to mention provide tasty Mexican-inspired hot lunches! Barons School is a place where the Low German Mennonite culture and faith is respected and recongnized in daily activities. The school is also a caring environment where students can gain a solid education in English to become great citizens in the future!
The school building itself is also unique. It is one of the largest buildings in the Village of Barons; an early 20th century two-storey brick structure that has views of agricultural fields, an oil well and the village. The school was closed in 1998 and re-opened in 2008 specifically for Low German Mennonite children. The building and surrounding area also have some claim to fame as the set for some scenes in the 1978 flim Superman.