Our division is a place where our students and staff are encouraged to reach for the stars - to learn, explore, and create. Our students are challenged to find ways 'Where the World Opens Up'. In our safe and caring schools, our students will grow confident, adaptable and resilient, open to possibilities and ready to take their place in the changing world.
We believe that student success is closely linked to student well-being and the development of social-emotional assets that build resiliency, and we are therefore committed to the development of the whole child at all levels of their education.
Parkland School Division (PSD) is a dedicated provider of quality education, serving more than 73,000 residents, living west of Edmonton. The Division is large in area, spanning almost 4,000 square kilometres, but small enough that students, parents and staff learn each other’s faces and names quickly. Attendance areas stretch as far west as Tomahawk and Entwistle, and include rural areas south of Spruce Grove and Stony Plain with the North Saskatchewan River providing a natural southern boundary all the way to Devon.
PSD is a recognized leader among the greater education community, and continues to strengthen that distinct reputation by focusing on the needs of local families. The Division is attuned to shifts in local demographics, including family types, cultures, beliefs, special needs, socioeconomic situations and settings, as we serve both rural and urban communities. Efforts are made to ensure that every student, regardless of location or ability, has access to the educational services they need.
The Division is able to broaden the variety of unique learning opportunities we offer at our schools and other local facilities, by building relationships with community partners. One example is our Nature Kindergarten program, which allows students to step into the world outside their classroom, by visiting a local recreation area.
PSD believes that our students’ well-being plays a key role in their overall success. As such, we have designed our Wellness Initiative to help students develop social and emotional skills that build resilience. This strong foundation of self allows them to reach beyond themselves and accept opportunities to engage in social responsibility and citizenship, helping them understand how a strong community is equally important as individual expression and pride of self.
The opening of Copperhaven School in the fall of 2018 will raise the number of learning sites to 25 including two high school outreach locations and a number of alternate programs offered through the Connections for Learning campus.
Our Community Report
Our Community Report is a valuable resource that provides an effective overview of annual highlights, while showcasing results in core priority areas, and sharing a financial summary. Click on the image below to view the report.
For more information contact:
The Division Office