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Aleda Patterson (Afton) K-3

Aleda Patterson School will open as a K-3 school in fall 2021. Thank you to everyone who took part in our engagement process.

After consulting with the community for the Westlawn School Project, this community-driven project resulted in two new schools for the Westlawn area: 

  • a new K-3 school on the current Afton site (Aleda Patterson School)
  • a new Grade 4-9 school on the current Westlawn site (Alex Janvier School)


The following neighbourhoods are in the attendance area for Aleda Patterson School, effective for the 2021-22 school year:

  • Glendale
  • Terra Losa
  • Sherwood
  • West Jasper Place
  • Summerlea
  • West Meadowlark Park

La Perle remains designated to LaPerle School, and Belmead remains designated to Belmead School for Grades K-6.

Aleda Patterson School is a Level 1 school on the Growth Control Model and will have an open attendance area boundary. Students living outside the attendance area can enrol if there’s space. If demand exceeds available space, students from outside the attendance area will be chosen through random selection.


VIEW: Aleda Patterson Attendance Area Map  (PDF)

PNG map


Yellow bus service is the preferred transportation method for eligible elementary students attending their designated school who live outside the walk boundary.


The Division tried to make decisions that: 

  • allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home
  • honoured the community’s feedback from our engagement process
  • can allow students outside of the attendance area to enrol if there’s space in planned classes


Aleda Patterson School will offer:


New students to Edmonton Public Schools will be able to register from February 2 to April 15, 2021. Current Edmonton Public Schools students can pre-enrol between March 8 and April 15, 2021. Students who register or pre-enrol by April 15 are guaranteed to attend their designated school.


The new school in Afton will be named after Aleda Patterson. She was a former teacher in the Divsion. She was instrumental in establishing the Personal Development Centre, now known as The Support Network. She was also the founder of the Edmonton ABC Head Start program. Patterson also founded the Scarecrow Festival, which raised over $1 million in 10 years for both ABC Head Start and Kids with Cancer. 

The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of two more new schools, at a public board meeting on May 14, 2019. Read her full biography or watch the Aleda Patterson video to learn more about her contributions and achievements.


For questions about the attendance area decision or registration and pre-enrolment, contact Programs and Student Accommodation at 780-429-8539.

For questions or more information about transportation, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.