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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Jackson Heights School, as an advocate of lifelong learning, supports students to be independent thinkers and responsible citizens in a positive, challenging and diverse learning environment. We believe that this goal is realized by emphasizing teaching excellence through development of individual expertise and team collaboration; successful learning where students are challenged to become engaged learners as expressed in a variety of ways; citizenship and healthy living. We strive to create a positive learning environment where students, as responsible global citizens, feel accepted and safe. We feel that a strong sense of community is developed through school-wide events, classes working together, and celebrating our diversity. We recognize that strong literacy, numeracy and technology skills are essential for students to become life-long learners who ask questions, think critically, and problem solve in our knowledge-based society.



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  • Volunteering


    Parent and community volunteers contribute many hours of their time, energy, and talent for the benefit of students and the school.  There are a variety of opportunities to become involved. Requests for volunteers are shared in school and classroom newsletters as needs arise. Volunteers who are able to commit 15 minutes twice a week are especially valued as Reading Mentors for individual students.  Regular assistance in the library is greatly appreciated. Whether at school or at home, any time given to support students in their learning experiences is valuable. Preschool siblings cannot be accommodated in classrooms during learning time.

    All volunteers are asked to check-in at the office on each visit. In the event of an emergency situation, office staff must be aware of and account for all individuals in the school. Volunteers are asked to wear a school volunteer badge to identify themselves to students and staff.


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Welcome to the Jackson Heights School website. On behalf of the staff, I want to thank you for choosing Edmonton Public Schools and Jackson Heights School. During your time here, I hope we can develop outstanding partnerships to build a learning community that meets the academic, social and emotional needs of your child(ren).

I believe positive relationships are key to the work we do as educators.  We are very fortunate that Jackson Heights School has a wonderful teaching and support staff team; along with supportive families and awesome students.  As a staff, we value and embrace the diversity of our school population. We will always strive to create a school community that is warm, compassionate and respectful. You will find me to be approachable and very present throughout the school.  I encourage everyone to be involved and engaged. 

With the exception of Grade 4, Jackson Heights School is full in planned classes in the Regular program. Only a child who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may register for Kindergarten. For Grades 1 to 3 and 5 to 6, we will now only accept resident students who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area for the Regular program. 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.

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

Click HERE to view our 2022 Virtual Kindergarten Open House Presentation



Shannon McMorran