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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Garneau school we recognize that each child has an innate capacity from which to grow.  Learning is inspired through nurturing authentic relationships with people, community, the natural world, and ideas. We are dedicated to cultivating meaningful and innovative learning, and fostering academic integrity.

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  • Garneau Program

    Garneau Program

    Garneau (Community) Program

    Garneau School’s kindergarten to grade six program supports in-depth learning focused on 21st century knowledge, skills and attitudes. Students learn competencies such as collaboration, creativity and communication through an inquiry and project approach to learning. Literacy and numeracy are central to instruction in all classes. Our Garneau program provides children with meaningful opportunities to be active participants in their learning.


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  • Sciences Program at Garneau

    Sciences Program at Garneau

    Garneau also offers Sciences alternative programming, one of EPSB's teaching philosophy programs of choice. It is a grade K to 6 program that supports students in building academic skills through investigation and hands-on learning to understand how the sciences shape our world with an emphasis on environmental citizenship, working collaboratively on research projects, and participating in community service activities.  

    Garneau uses a ‌project approach‌ to develop critical and creative-thinking skills while integrating science concepts across curriculum with an emphasis on incorporating real-world learning experiences. Students explore the process of asking questions, seeking information, and demonstrating learning using a variety of sources and methods.  This exploration incorporates inquiry, design, environment, arts, and science. Our Sciences classes are organised in combined grade groupings to foster relationship building and to provide students with opportunities for collaboration and leadership.  Benefits of our program include opportunities for students to engage in in-depth study of different research topics and an improved ability to think logically, to reason, and problem solve.  

    Our Sciences Program teachers believe that children learn best when:

    • teachers are responsive to individual learning needs and interests
    • children are interested in what they learn
    • there are opportunities to learn in depth, building on everyday experience
    • there is provision for active investigation, observation and discussion
    • children's inquiry is guided by their own questions and desires to learn
    • children can interact first hand with people, objects, places and events
    • children can represent their learning in a variety of ways
    • learning is memorable rather than memorised

    Garneau Sciences Program Information

    If you have questions about whether this program would be a good fit for your child, please contact the school.

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  • Acknowledging People and Place

    Acknowledging People and Place

    We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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  • 100th Anniversary

    100th Anniversary

    SAVE the DATE for this and other Centennial Events during the 2023-2024 School Year

    Wednesday, April 24, 2024          Commemoration of the First Day of Classes on April 24, 1924

    COMING SOON: Memory Book contribution opportunity



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Garneau School is a welcoming school community that is home to two programs, the Garneau Regular (Community) Program, and the Sciences Program. Both programs deliver the mandated Alberta Programs of Study through rich educational experiences for all children.  The Sciences program, continues the great legacy of the Child Study Centre by embracing the educational pedagogy of the Project Approach, a variation of the project-based learning. Students from both programs come from a variety of backgrounds and communities, as they join to form the learning community at Garneau School. Our parents value the family atmosphere, quality education, cultural diversity, and collaborative approaches to learning.

Our learning community is diverse, and the uniqueness of each member is celebrated. Students, parents, and staff work together to create a warm and welcoming learning environment.


Registration Update for 2023-2024 School Year

Garneau School is full in planned classes for 2023-2024 in the following classes and programs:

  • Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the Sciences program (all went to random selection)

We are no longer accepting registrations to the Sciences program at those grade levels.

  • Grades ALL GRADES (K-6) in the Regular program.

We will now only accept resident* students in Grades K-6 in the regular program who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area as follows:

  • Grades K to 3 - from the Garneau or McKernan attendance areas
  • Grades 4 to 6 - from the Garneau 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 enroll in another Division school with space in planned classes.

If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

School Supply Lists for 2023-2024

Note: the deadline has passed for ordering supplies online from Write-On Stationary.  

If you have not yet purchased school supplies for your child(ren), please use the list of items in the links below as a shopping list when you visit a local retailer.

Supply Lists for 2023-2024

Garneau School Supply Lists Folder (2023-2024)


Welcome to Garneau School.

At Garneau School our classrooms and school learning spaces are flexible and engaging. Students access technology to interact with the world around them and support inquiry and investigation. Our learning spaces reflect our belief in communication and collaboration with each other, the community and world around us. We believe learning is active and interactive.

Children’s investigations frequently take them outside the school building and into the surrounding neighborhood.  Garneau School is ideally situated to encourage first hand investigations of the program of studies with easy access to Edmonton’s River Valley, University of Alberta, Parliament Building, unique local businesses, and the LRT connecting us to the city core.

We value relationships and rely on collaboration from all our partners; including students, parents, staff and community members. We honour student voice, as children are actively involved and engaged in their learning, and parent voice as we work together to create learning opportunities that are valuable to each child.


Yours in partnership,

Kathleen Durance, Principal

Garneau School, Inspiring Curiosity

School Philosophy

  • At Garneau school we recognize that each child has an innate capacity from which to grow. Learning is inspired through nurturing authentic relationships with people, community, the natural world, and ideas. We are dedicated to cultivating meaningful and innovative learning, and fostering academic integrity.

School Vision

All of our students become:

  •  Readers
    • Garneau students embrace reading while critically considering the perspective of others and connecting their ideas to literature.
  • Writers
    • Garneau students confidently craft their writing with purpose, using multiple skills to effectively inspire diverse audiences.
  • Mathematicians
    • Garneau students masterfully and accurately use mathematical skills to creatively explore and persevere as problem solvers in the world.

Sciences Program Mission

  • We develop responsible citizens skilled in communication, collaboration, problem solving, creativity, innovation and empathy. Our integrated research projects empower learners to forge deep personal connections across the curriculum and into the wider world.