epsbLogo

search icon


  • 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. 

     

     

    read more ›

  • 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:

                             

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

     

     

    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)

     

    read more ›

  • Registration

    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.

    Registration Materials (all forms/links will be live on February 1st, 2018)

    • EPSB New to District Registration Form 
    • IB Expression of Interest Package
    • Grade 7 Option Selection Form
    • Grade 7 Option Summary
    • Grade 8 Option Selection Form
    • Grade 8 Option Summary
    • Grade 9 Option Selection Form
    • Grade 9 Option Summary

    April 11th, 2018 is the deadline for the IBMYP Expression of Interest 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

    2017-2018 Enrolment

    For the 2017 - 2018 school year, we are only accepting the following:

    • For Grade Seven, we are accepting students from within our catchment area (EPSB Find a School Tool) and outside of our catchment area into the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP). 
    • For Grade Eight, we are only accepting students from within our catchment area who are new to the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Public Schools.
    • For Grade nine, we are only accepting students from within our catchment area who are new to the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Public Schools.

    Supply List

    We provided all of our families, current and new, with a Westminster Basic Supply list for the 2017 - 2018 school year via email in June 2017. If additional supplies are required, teachers will let students know in the first few days of school. For the 2018-2019 school year, we anticipate our supply list remaining the same. 

    Basic Supply List 2017 2018

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    read more ›

  • 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. 

    read more ›


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

Happy New Year to all of our current and prospective Warrior families! Westminster is for students who want diverse extracurricular activities, options and teaching methods. All of our Warriors know they have opportunities to be involved and engaged in and outside of the classrooom. We standout for our exceptional programming, academic excellence and dedication to giving back to the community. 

We continue to watch our building transform and our school culture excel as we undergo a transformation of our facility and our IBMYP. Our main gym is a great place to catch all the action with new basketball frames/boards, new crash mats, refinished floors, new acoustical spray on the ceiling and new paint that the celebrates our Warrior Spirit! The Library Learning Commons has offiically opened and now offers students an engaging, inviting and curious place to play board games, read a new book, work on their studies or hang out with their friends. Students who take Foods as an option have opportunity to design their food challenges in our new, fully equippped Foods Lab and our hallways, open spaces and our classrooms are getting a new coat of paint, branded with Warrior Spirit! 

We are excited to welcome students and families to our fresh and engaging learning environment at our Open House on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30 PM. 

Registration for families new to Edmonton Public Schools opens on February 1st, 2018. Pre Enrolment for current EPSB families opens at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 12th and closes on Monday, April 16th at 4:00 PM. Registration materials for 2018-2019, including our IBMYP Expression of Interest package, will be available for prospective Warrior students and families on our Registration Page and also availabe for pick up in person at the school beginning February 1st, 2018.  Expression of Interest Packages for IBMYP are due, to the school, no later than Wednesday, April 11th, 2018.

Students new to Westminster interested in playing volleyball and basketball will want to register for our Warrior Camp which begins on Monday, August 27th and ends on Wednesday, August 29th. 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. 

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