JK- Grade 5
École Westhaven School is a dynamic JK to grade 5 school with roots that run deep within our local community. The school successfully offers three programming options for students: an English program, a French Immersion program and a Junior Kindergarten (JK) program for 3 and 4 year olds. This year there is also a Virtual Home Learning option being offered to Westhaven students (supported by GYPSD’s TLC campus). The school has a strong, supportive, and active School Council parent group who work together with the school to ensure that the whole ‘village’ is involved in helping our young children grow and learn.
Vision: A Caring, Learning Community!
“Ready, Set, Let’s Grow!”
École Westhaven School’s mission is to offer a high quality education to our students; an
education that will set them up for life-long success regardless of where their future
life-path takes them. From junior kindergarten and on up to grade 5, through both our
English Language and French Immersion programming, we provide outstanding
academic choices to parents and students. In addition to student academic success, our
goal is to provide a safe learning environment with a welcoming atmosphere that
promotes a sense of belonging and family. We maintain an inclusive, respectful school
community where we can provide a foundation for a life-long love of learning. Working
together with parents, our goal is to teach, model and build skills and attitudes that will
set children up for success right from preschool age through to adulthood.
Read our 2020-2021 School Improvement Plan here!
Programs and Services
Facts and Figures
The school is located in Edson, AB (population 8,414), which is located in west central
Alberta along the scenic Yellowhead Highway. It is one of two Edson elementary schools
that are part of the Grande Yellowhead Public School Division. Enrolment in the school,
as of September 30, 2020, is 255 students in 12 Kindergarten to Grade Five classrooms
and 32 students in our Junior Kindergarten classrooms. There are currently 26 staff
members working at the school, including 12 classroom teachers, 2 specialty teachers
(music & PE), 2 JK teachers, 2 administrators, 7 support staff, and a family school liaison