Our faculty, students and staff take pride in the history of Tempo School and the fundamental values the school was built on. Tempo School was founded in 1963 by Dr. George N. Cormack. Dr. Cormack was concerned that in the quickly changing...


Tempo School, a private academic school located in Edmonton, was founded upon the idea that the education of children is the responsibility of parents. The name of the school is an acronym of its Latin motto: Tota Edocenda Maxime Parentum Officium (“all teaching is pre-eminently the duty of parents”). In exercising that responsibility, parents have always sought a broad range of expert...


George Cormack was born in Edmonton on April 22, 1917. He received his B.A. and M.D. from the University of Alberta in 1937 and 1944 respectively. He practised medicine in Fort St. John, B.C. until 1958 and remained a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta throughout his life. He received his B.Ed. in 1960 from the University...


Accredited schools in Alberta a required through provincial law, regulation, and policy to be publicly accountable. In late 2017, the Alberta government passed Bill 24 - An Act to Protect Gay-Straight Alliances. The passing of Bill 24 amends the School Act to reflect respect and protection for Gay-Straight Alliances. In accordance with the Alberta government enactment of Bill 24, TEMPO School developed a policy established under 45.1 of the School Act.  Tempo School reports to the provincial government through Alberta Education.


Tempo’s dedicated staff provide the type of expertise in both their fields and the art of teaching that is difficult to find elsewhere. The staff at Tempo School strive for only the best from each and every student.


Dr. Buffy Michael - Headmaster/CEO

Mrs. Jana Walters - Head, Lower School K—Gr. 4

Mrs. Sandra Andrais - Head, Middle School Gr. 5—8

Dr. Richard Slevinsky - Head, Upper School Gr. 9—12

The Board

Dr. David Williams - Chair

Dr. Michele Lavoie - FRCSC, Secretary/Treasurer

Ms. Wynne Blades

Mr. Roger Dodd