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School Information

J.J. Bowlen is a Junior High School (Grades 7-9) with approximately 450 students. It is a place to grow intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. Being located right across the street from St. Dominic Savio Parish, students visit the church regularly to participate in religious celebrations. In addition to our quality academic programs, we also have an outstanding complementary program including Band, Foods, French as a Second Language, Construction, Art, Film Studies, and so much more. We also offer a strong athletic program with very competitive teams in all sports.

Our caring and dedicated staff provide each student with the opportunity to develop their full potential in mind, body, and spirit. The J. J. Bowlen  Student Support Team is committed to helping all students be successful. They provide support to students and their families. Members include our Learning Coach, a Family School Liaison Worker, our FNMI & ELL Teacher Designate; and a Student Advisor.

Our School Mission: With Jesus as our model, J.J. Bowlen Catholic School nurtures the mind, body, and spirit by engaging students to develop their gifts and achieve their potential.

Our School Charism: With John James Bowlen's life of service as a guide, our school community seeks inspiration from the Holy Spirit as we develop an ever-deeper faith in the person of Jesus Christ. 

Lates and Absences

Please email our Admin Support Kim Ongaro if your child is going to be late or absent:


Below are documents including our Re-Entry Plan, a General Information form (which has our Supply List on it), and a 2020-21 School Year Calendar. 

JJ Bowlen 2020-21 Re-Entry Plan Updated Oct 2.pdf

JJ Bowlen 2020-21 General Info.pdf

JJB 2020-21 Calendar.pdf

COVID-19 Information and Documents

Remote Learning Tips for Families.pdf

Compugen Chromebook Purchase Program 2020.pdf

Compugen Contacts:

Anoop Sond: (780) 969-0060 or Brenda Stewart: (780) 670-5131

Google Classroom Guide

Alberta Education has instituted a help-line and email for parents of students, particularly those with disabilities, during COVID-19 and at-home learning. The line is 780-422-6548 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000, followed by the 10-digit phone number) or via email at:


Here is our Three-Year Growth Plan:

JJ Bowlen 2020-23 Continuous Growth Plan .pdf

Supply Lists Are posted on our school website under “School Information" and "School Supplies" which you can find in the left hand column. 

School Fees These too are posted on our website under “School Information” and "School and Transportation Fees" in the left hand column.

Our Namesake

Our school is named after the Honourable John James Bowlen, the first Roman Catholic to represent the Crown as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. J. J. Bowlen, was born in 1876 in Prince Edward Island. In 1906, he moved his family out west and began what was to be an extremely successful life as a rancher and politician. By 1920, Bowlen owned the largest horse ranch in Canada.
J. J. Bowlen had an active political career. Elected in 1930, as a Liberal MLA for Calgary, he was one of only six opposition members to remain elected in the Social Credit landslide of 1935. He held office until 1944, serving his constituents in the Alberta legislature for 14 years.
In 1950, J. J. Bowlen was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. He died in office in 1959 and is buried in St. Joachim’s cemetery in Edmonton. During his life, J. J. Bowlen received many honors, held numerous executive positions and was actively involved in service clubs such as Kiwanis, Elks and Knights of Columbus.
At J. J. Bowlen Catholic Junior High School, we strive to live up to the example set for us by our namesake. He is a Catholic role model for the students and staff of our school. His active life embodies the qualities of hard work, determination and service to others and he reminds us of how to celebrate our gifts.
To find out more about J. J. Bowlen the man, visit the Alberta Legislative website at: 
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