Louise Dean Centre

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Louise Dean Centre
Louise Dean Centre Front.jpg
120 – 23 Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2P1
Coordinates 51°03′09″N 114°06′55″W / 51.0525°N 114.1154°W / 51.0525; -114.1154Coordinates: 51°03′09″N 114°06′55″W / 51.0525°N 114.1154°W / 51.0525; -114.1154
School type Public (Canada)
School board Calgary Board of Education
School number b418
Principal Rita Dickson
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 129 (September 2004)
Area Area II, Ward 7

The Louise Dean Centre is a public combined junior and senior high school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, that teaches grades 9 through 12. It is designed exclusively for teenage mothers (current and expectant). It is operated by the Calgary Board of Education, with the assistance of The Catholic Family Service of Calgary (despite the organization's name, the program is secular like other CBE program).

The school was named for Louise Dean, who was born in 1896, and was an elected trustee of the CBE.

Special programs[edit]

The Catholic Family Service assists students with counseling and organizes support groups for the teen mothers, fathers (although only the mothers can be students), and grandparents of the babies. It also provides an on-site daycare, the Dr. Clara Christie Infant Learning Centre, which allows the mothers to attend classes, but still visit their children frequently. The staff also helps teach new mothers parenting and life skills.

The Calgary Health Region assists students and their babies in areas of nursing, childbirth education and dental hygiene.

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