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Find or Choose a School

Our Division offers a variety of schools and programs for families to consider. Each school has their own mix of courses, clubs and culture, but no two schools are quite the same. No matter where you go, your child will receive a high-quality education in all of our schools.

DESIGNATED SCHOOLS

Every home address in Edmonton has a designated public school. Your designated school isn’t always the one closest to your home. Use our Find a School tool to search for your designated elementary, junior high and high school.

RESIDENT STUDENTS

Some Division schools and programs don’t have enough space for all the students who wish to attend. When that happens, schools give priority to resident students of Edmonton Public Schools. 

A resident student has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.

CHOOSING A SCHOOL

Students can attend their designated school if they pre-enrol before 4 p.m. on April 15. However, if their designated school uses a lottery process, some students may not be able to attend that school. 

Students may also choose to attend any other Division school, as long as:

  • the school has space 
  • the student meets any entrance requirements of that school

Find lists of schools or search the Find a School tool. 

CHANGING SCHOOLS

Are you planning on changing schools? If your child is currently enrolled at Edmonton Public Schools as a non-resident student, learn about what happens during pre-enrolment.

FACTORS TO CONSIDER

Every student who chooses Edmonton Public Schools receives high-quality programming and supports. Choosing the right school depends on what is most important for your family. Ultimately, the school you choose should be one where your child feels happy, confident and excited to learn.

Some considerations might include:  

RESEARCH YOUR OPTIONS

To find the right fit for your family, learn more about our schools and the programs they offer by:

  • talking with friends, family or neighbours
  • visiting school websites
  • attending open house events
  • making an appointment to meet the principal or tour the school

REGISTER FOR SCHOOL

Each spring, parents tell us what school they'd like their child to attend next year. Learn about registering for school.