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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 (Regular) 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

    Sciences Program

    The IDEAS (Inquiry, Design, Environment, Arts, and Sciences) Lab is part of EPSB's Sciences program. It is a grade K to 6 program that provides an environment for in-depth learning focused on 21st century knowledge, skills and attitudes.  Methods informing the IDEAS Lab instruction are ‌project approach‌ and inquiry-based strategies.  Through this approach to learning, competencies such as collaboration, creativity and communication are developed. The IDEAS Lab is grounded in an educational philosophy which is a distinctive feature of the culture and style of instruction:

    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 memorized

    The IDEAS Lab is organized in combined grade groupings providing many benefits to students including strong opportunities for collaboration and leadership.

    We use our version of the 3 R's (Research, Relationships and Representation) as the foundation for promoting learning that is relevant, meaningful, and diverse. To view the FAQ document click here.

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ALERT: Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning.

Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning. Learn more. 


Open House February 25, 2020

T‌hank you to everyone that attended Garneau's open house on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 780-433-1390.

Hope to see you in September.

JP Cooper


Looking for the Child Study Centre?

The Child Study Centre is now the IDEAS Lab, part of the Edmonton Public School Board's Sciences Program. All the great aspects of Project-Based Learning (the Project Approach) thrives in and outside our classroom walls. Come check us out for September.


Pre-Enrollment Dates for the 2020-2021 School Year

February 3rd, 2020

Students new to the Division can register. This includes

  • students entering kindergarten.
  • students transferring from another board.

March 9th, 2020

Pre-enrolment opens on SchoolZone for parents with students currently enrolled in an EPSB school.

  • please identify the school you would like your child to attend next year.
  • please identify the program you would like your child to participate in next year.

April 15th, 2020

Pre-enrollment closes at 4:00 p.m.

April 20th, 2020

If random selection is required, Garneau will receive their list and contact parents on this date.


2020-2021 Registration Information


Registration at certain grades is limited to students that have newly moved into the designated attendance area of Garneau School. Please use the EPSB Find a School tool (click here) to find your designated schools.

Garneau School's open house will be on February Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

We invite you to come on out and meet our staff and students.

Kindergarten Registration

  • Registrations for kindergarten will be accepted starting Feb. 3th for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2020 may register in Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Children must start Grade 1 if they are six years old or older on September 1 of the same school year
  • Registration forms are available in the school office.
  • Please bring your child’s birth certificate documents to verify age.
  • Documents to verify your place of residence will be required (such as a driver’s license, mortgage agreement, lease agreement or utilities bills.) 
  • In some circumstances, documents to confirm a child and/or parent’s status in Canada may be required (such as work or study permits).
  • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their records. 

Would you like to learn more about our school?

We’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have. 

Give us a call.  780-433-1390

General Registration

If you are interested in being part of our school please contact us at 780-433-1390.
If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit us at www.epsb.ca



Garneau School is a welcoming school community that is home to two programs, the Garneau (Community) program, and the IDEAS (Inquiry, Design, Environment, Arts and Science) Lab, which is part of the EPSB Sciences program. Both programs deliver the mandated Alberta Programs of Study through rich educational experiences for all children. 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 approach to learning.

Our learning community is diverse, and the uniqueness of each member is celebrated. We have several regular school-wide events; Terry Fox Run,  Harvest Ball-O-Fun, Winter Concert, and Pancake Breakfasts. Students, parents and staff work together to create a warm and welcoming learning environment.


Principal's Message

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,

Jon Paul Cooper, Principal

Garneau School, Inspiring Curiosity