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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)

ATTENDANCE AREA DECISION

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.

ATTENDANCE AREA MAP

VIEW: Aleda Patterson Attendance Area Map  (PDF)

PNG map

GETTING TO SCHOOL

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

HOW WE MADE THE DECISION

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

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Aleda Patterson School will offer:

REGISTRATION AND PRE-ENROLMENT 

Students can attend their designated school if they register (new students) or pre-enrol (current students) no later than April 15, 2021. Use the Find a School tool to find your designated school.

SCHOOL NAME

The new school in Afton will be named after Aleda Patterson. She was a former teacher in the Division. 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.

MORE INFORMATION

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.