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Edmonton Public Schools has over 50 years of experience in providing high quality English as a Second Language programming. You are assured of receiving instruction at your level, to meet your needs, while taking academic courses with your Canadian peers.
  • Edmonton Public Schools does not have a minimum English language requirement for admission
  • ESL is available at all levels and includes TOEFL preparation
  • Students’ English language levels are assessed on arrival, and they are placed into age-appropriate classes and programs at their level
  • Students are counseled regarding school programming and advised on requirements for post-secondary studies
  • Alberta High School Diploma – Graduation Requirements
Specific school placements for international students are not guaranteed. Final decisions regarding school access and placements for international students will be made solely by Edmonton Public Schools, depending on capacities to accommodate.

Junior Highs

Allendale School
Balwin School
D.S. MacKenzie School
Dan Knott School
John D. Bracco School
Londonderry School
McKernan School
Oliver School
Parkview School
Riverbend School
Rosslyn School
Vernon Barford School
Vimy Ridge Academy *

Senior Highs with Full ESL Programs

Centre High School (18+)
Eastglen School
Harry Ainlay School
J. Percy Page School
Jasper Place School
Lillian Osborne School
M. E. LaZerte
Queen Elizabeth School

Senior Highs with Partial ESL Programs
(intermediate English Language Proficiency required)

Ross Sheppard School
Vimy Ridge Academy *

* Vimy Ridge Academy follows an alternative schedule, in that school begins one week earlier than most other schools. It is recommended that students begin classes then, rather than joining mid-year. To compensate for this week early start, students get an extra week at spring break which occurs in late March.

Other district schools may also offer alternative schedules. These may vary from year to year.

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