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  • Student Enrolment 2023-24

    For the 2023 - 2024 school year, Highlands School is full in planned classes from Grades 2 to Grade 6 in the Arts Core program. We will now only accept resident students in Grades 2 to Grade 6 in the Arts Core program who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.


    For the 2023-2024 school year, Highlands School will offer half-day Kindergarten as well as Full Day Kindergarten (FDK). If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, including students entering Kindergarten, you'll need to submit a new student registration package online. Highlands will start accepting new student registration packages for the next school year on February 1, 2023. Applying after 4 pm on April 14, 2023, may limit your options to schools with available space. Learn more about registration dates and deadlines.

    Who is eligible for Full Day Kindergarten?

    Following the close of registration at 4 pm on April 14, 2023, all resident Kindergarten children  who live within the boundaries on this map will be guaranteed admission into the Full Day Kindergarten class for the 2023-2024 school year. Any remaining spaces will be filled in the following order:

    • Resident Kindergarten children who live in the Highlands attendance area (but not within the boundaries on the map). 
    • Resident Kindergarten children who live outside the attendance area. 
    • Non-resident Kindergarten children.

    For any remaining spaces, if the number of applicants who want to attend the FDK program at the site exceeds the available space, new applicants will be chosen by random selection. More information on the random selection process and requirements can be found here


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  • Arts Core Education K-9

    Arts Core Education K-9

    Arts Core programming incorporates the visual and performing arts into everyday learning. Students explore their creativity and self-expression through art, music, dance and drama. 


    • Enable all students to explore and communicate their understandings, feelings, and ideas in a variety of forms 
    • Develop higher level thinking skills (evaluating, expressing, problem solving, creating) through the use of integrated arts processes 
    • Develop artistic and academic skills 


    • Engages the senses, stimulates imagination and creativity and broadens student’s understanding of themselves, others, and the world that they live in 
    • Contributes significantly to the development of multiple intelligence 
    • Fosters cross-curricular understanding 
    • Encourages risk taking and provides opportunities to explore personal challenges in a safe environment 
    • Promotes thinking critically, creatively, and divergently 
    • Provides increased exposure to a wide range of artistic tools and processes 
    • Develops respect for individual, cultural and artistic diversity 
    • Builds awareness and appreciation of the arts 

    Program Delivery: 

    • Instruction that incorporates the arts into language arts, math, science and social studies 
    • Enriched study of art, music, drama and dance provided in individual classes 
    • Use of the arts to articulate understanding of learning outcomes 
    • Inclusion of guest speakers, artist-in-residences and arts-related field trips, and involvement of the local arts community

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Highlands School!

For over a century, Highlands has been serving the students and families of the Greater Highlands community. Our dedicated staff work collaboratively with students, families and the community to promote health and safety for all.   

I firmly believe that success for students starts with strong relationships, connections, and collaboration between students, staff, parents, community partnerships, and the greater school community. My previous school experience has included utilizing and supporting staff with a trauma-sensitive approach to educating youth. I also believe in arts programming and second language development. Therefore, we will continue to highlight their importance through programming and events at Highlands School. 

I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to lead and learn alongside a wonderful community. I believe it is critical to integrate the arts across the curriculum in authentic ways; embedding arts with the curriculum is a gift and an excellent opportunity for student development, growth, and success; one student at a time! 

We encourage students and parents to familiarize themselves with the information on our website and to  reach out anytime if you need clarification on the information provided. 

From the staff and I, we look forward to seeing and working with you all here at Highlands School.


Laurie Caines