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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Westminster School is located in the community of Glenora. We welcome students from our direct feeder schools - Glenora, Coronation, Grovenor, Westglen and Oliver. We excel at combining academics, arts, athletics and real life experiences for our students and as a result, we also welcome Grade Seven to Nine students from all over the City of Edmonton in the delivery of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP), in which our Regular Program, and two District Special Needs Programs - Strategies and Behaviour Learning Assistance reside.

    Westminster exists to create a safe space for students to find out who they are and flourish into who they are meant to be. We provide rich and fullfilling experiences for students, coupled with academic discipline and community involvement. Students leave Westminster feeling challenged, respected and valued, and confident.

    We are Inclusive. Everyone belongs. Everyone is valued.

    We Build Character. Kind, compassionate, and empathetic students.

    We look Beyond Schooling. We educate whole, well-rounded students through a multitude of opportunities and rich experiences.

    We have Fun. There is an element of delight in all that we do.

    We are Community - Centred. Inside and outside of Westminster, we focus on building a better world. 



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  • IB Program

    IB Program

    ‌Mission Statement of the IBO

    The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.  These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and life-long learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

     The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) curriculum aims to:

    • promote responsible global citizenship and encourage international-mindedness
    • encourage a positive attitude to learning by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness and participate actively in their communities
    • reflect real life by allowing students to se the connections among the subjects themselves and between subjects and real issues
    • support the development of communication skills - inquiry, understanding, language acquisition, reflection and expression
    • emphasize, through the learner profile, the development of the whole child - physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and ethically
    • Provide students with the skills to act collaboratively and become critical and reflective thinkers

    The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) is a four year program designed for students between the ages of eleven and sixteen or in grades 6 to 9. The age group for which the program is intended represents a critical stage in a student’s personal and intellectual development. For many students, it is a time of uncertainty, heightened sensitivity and susceptibility, as well as a time for questioning many aspects of their life in the world around them. The IBMYP responds by providing a disciplined, yet open, approach with challenging standards. The program provides opportunities for students to develop skills and to exercise creativity, thereby encouraging them to become responsible, self-reliant and participating members of society.

    Year One of the IBMYP is offered at both Westglen and Glenora Schools.

    Year Two, Three and Four of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)  is offered at Westminster School. A student does not have to take Year One of the IBMYP to register at Westminster School. We accept students into Year Two without any previous IB programming. 

    Coronation School is a International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IBPYP) and offers IBPYP to students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.

    At the core of Westminter's Pedagogy is the IB Learner Profile. Regardless of our students' strengths and challenges, we believe that the IB Learner Profile is applicable to ALL of our students. Every student is worthy of an IB education. We facilitate an environment where each and every student can be:





    Subject Requirements

    Every student in the IBMYP will study eight subject disciplines. These include:

    1. Language A (at Westminster this is English Language Arts)
    2. Language B (at Westminster we offer French and Spanish)
    3. Mathematics
    4. Science
    5. Humanities (Social Studies which includes History and Geography)
    6. Arts (includes one of Music, Drama, and/or Art)
    7. Physical Education
    8. Design (choices may include Computer Studies, Food Studies, Construction, Drafting and Design, Environment Outdoor Education, Mechanical Studies, Film Exploration)


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  • Registration


    2018-2019 Pre-Enrolment and Registration

    Enrolment Limits

    Westminster School has a pre-determined number of spaces for students in the school, certain classes, and/or specific programs. Limiting the number of students who can attend helps the school to maintain excellent teaching and learning conditions for all students. 

    • We have a maximum enrolment limit of 535 students for the entire school.
    • We have an optimal enrolment limit of 175 students in Grade Seven. 

    Guaranteed Access to Westminster School

    • Students residing in the Westminster Attendance Area have guaranteed access to the school.
    • Students who are currently in the IBMYP and/or IBPYP at Glenora, Westglen and Coronation have guaranteed access to the school. 
    • Grade Six students who a have a sibling currently attending Westminster School and will continue attending in either Grade 8 and/or Grade 9 in 2018-2019.

    Random Selection

    Some schools don't have enough space for all the students who want to attend. If the number of students who want to attend a school or program exceeds the space available, new applicants from outside the school's designated attendance area (but within the City of Edmonton), are chosen by random selection. 

    Should the number of Grade Six studens requesting space at Westminter School for Grade Seven exceed 175, a Random Selection will occur. The random selection process is conducted by District Administration to ensure that all students are provided equal opportunity to attend the school and/or program.

    April 16th, 2018 is the deadline for the IBMYP Expression of Interest Form and grade specific Option Selection Form to be submitted to Westminster School.

    April 16th, 2018 @ 4:00 PM is the closing of the Pre-Enrolment Process at all Edmonton Public Schools. 

    Our school office will be open on August 23rd, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. If you need to connect with the school prior to our office opening, please email the school at westminster@epsb.ca

    2018 -2019 Enrolment

    For the 2018 - 2019 school year, we are only accepting the following:

    2018 - 2019 Supply List






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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Westminster, an International Baccalaureate Middle Year's Programme (IBMYP) school, we envision a holistic approach to education. Combining academics, athletics, arts, and real life experiences, we seek to create equal opportunties for all of our students. Every student has a voice. Every student has a unique story to tell.

    We foster a safe, equitable atmosphere for students to learn, grow, and discover more about themselves. We strive to ensure students graduate from Westminster with an excellent education, but also as well-rounded, compassionate, and community-focused humans.

    At the core of Westminster's Philosophy is the IB Learner Profile. Regardless of our students' strengths and challenges, we believe that the IB Learner Profile is applicable to ALL of our students. Every student is worthy of an IB education. We facilitate an environment where each and every student can be:

    • Inquirers
    • Knowledgeable
    • Thinkers
    • Communicators
    • Principled
    • Open-Minded
    • Caring
    • Risk-Takers
    • Balanced
    • Reflective

    We are a place for everyone. 

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A Place for Everyone

At Westminster, we envision a holistic approach to education. Combining academics, arts, athletics and real life experiences, we seek to create equal opportunities for all of our students. Every student has a voice. Every student has a unique story to tell. Westminter is place for everyone. 

Principal's Message

We are excited to welcome all of our new Warriors to Westminster for the 2018/2019 school year. All students who expressed interested in attending Westminster (IBMYP, Regular, Strategies and BLAP) for the upcoming school year have been accepted. An email will be forthcoming to our new Warrior families by the end of April. If you do not receive it, please call the school. More than likely, we have an incorrect email address for you.

Our Grade 6 students will be receiving letters from Westminster via District mail at their feeder school early next week. We look foward to welcoming all of our new Grade 7 Warrior students to Westminster at our Grade 7 BBQ and Orientation on Thursday, August 30th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We also have included information in the envelope for students who are interested in playing volleyball and basketball and want to register for our Warrior Camp which begins on Monday, August 27th and ends on Wednesday, August 29th.  Our 2018/2019 Supply List can accessed here. 

Our building continues to transform. We just welcomed our massive Warrior heads in the hallways and more soft seating has arrived for our students to hang out on. The installation of large screen TVs in both the Foods Lab and the Drama Room have allowed our teachers and students to engage in learning opportunities that are connected to their real lives. When students arrive in the fall, they will be walking on new floors in our eating areas and in the Drama, Music and Computer rooms. 

Education is about hope and believing that everyone can have the opportunity to be who they want to be and do what they want do. Westminster School is a safe place for students to discover their purpose; it's a place where kids can find their kindred spirits and where teachers are dedicated and interested in our students. At the core of Westminter's pedagogy is the IB Learner Profile which is built on high standards of student work, behaviour, community involvement, and school spirit. We are a dynamic place to learn, grow and have fun. 

On behalf of the staff, it is a privilege to welcome you to Westminster School.  We are a place for everyone.

In partnership,

Shauna L. Paul, Principal