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    Hillcrest School is full in planned classes in Grade 9 in the Regular program. We will now only accept resident students in Grade 9 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 enroll in another Division school with space in planned classes.

    OPEN HOUSE Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 5:30 to 7:30 PM

    Come and learn more about our New STEM program!


    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.


    You will need to pre-enroll on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.

    If you have questions about registering for school, contact the school office.


    Supply Lists 

    Please find below our printable supply lists:

    Basic Supply List: this is our basic list and individual teachers or classes may request some additional items.

    Opportunity Class Supply List: this list should be used for students in our Opportunity Program


    Bringing your own device to school?


    For the 2022-23 school year, we have partnered with School Start to offer our families the convenience to order their student supplies online and have them delivered to their homes. Just choose the School Kit that applies to your student. For more details, please read the information listed below:


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  • Upcoming Events, Clubs & Activities

    Upcoming Events, Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities & Trips

    Hillcrest School provides a range of academic and curricular options. The extras are part of the experience! 


    School clubs: 

    Every year, we offer a variety clubs that are offered either before school, during lunch hour or after school:

    • Anime Club
    • Dungeons and Dragons Club
    • Badminton Club
    • GSA Club
    • Art Club
    • Drama Club
    • Yearbook Club
    • Debate Club
    • Animal Club
    • Axis and Allies Club
    • Hiking Club (4-5 overnight trips)
    • Marine Biology Club (Grade 9 only) - Bamfield Trip
    • Woodworking Club (Grade 8 and 9)
    • Ski Club

    Students are encouraged to participate in these clubs or start new clubs based on student interest.

    Extracurricular trips: 

    Each year, a number of optional extracurricular trips are planned as enrichment activities. Since these trips are considered earned privileges, students who participate should have a record of excellent attendance and positive behaviour. It is important to note that details and prices of specific trips may vary from year to year, and not all trips will run every year. The organization of these trips depend on student interest, school scheduling and cost to families.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Hillcrest is Success!

    Our ultimate goal is student success. In order to achieve this goal, it is important that students, parents, and staff work cooperatively. To maximize academic success we believe in creating an environment that provides optimal learning experiences and prepares our students for high school. To achieve this success, we emphasize regular attendance at school, arriving on time and ready to learn, students being diligent in their studies, and completing homework and assignments on time.

    Our staff is committed to providing enriching learning experiences and opportunities for individual student success. We also hold students directly responsible for assuming their role in our partnership. We will support students who are not able to meet requirements through tutorials, individual support, extended learning opportunities, and parent contact.

    We know that student behavior has a direct impact on student success academically. Knowing this, we have placed a high priority on ensuring student conduct meets acceptable standards. In this way, we can ensure that the learning environment is protected for all students. This means that students need to arrive at school on time, be prepared to learn and demonstrate appropriate behavior in a variety of situations. The underlying goal is to maximize the safety and well-being of our students at Hillcrest School.

    Developing responsible citizens is paramount as one of the responsibilities of education. To meet this expectation, Hillcrest School continues to be a leader of schools in connecting with our community. We are highly involved in community service-related activities. Our students are encouraged to participate in community activities through school-wide projects and individually. At the school level, our students have opportunities to participate in a variety of community service events such as Crest for the Cure, Hillcrest Greetings, the United Way, and other current events.

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Principal's Message

At Hillcrest School, our daily commitment is demonstrated through our diverse and dynamic school spirit, student programming and extracurricular offerings.

Our school is focused on maximizing opportunities for students to learn and grow, both personally and academically. We intentionally build school community and teach citizenship. We embrace diversity and program for student differences through our French and Mandarin second language programs, our English Language Learner supports, and our Gay-Straight Alliance.

We encourage creativity in our students as they explore arts and technology in our arts, drama, music, band, and visual communication courses and clubs. In addition, we offer outstanding opportunities for students to develop their health and wellness through physical education, outdoor education, sports performance, and a variety of extracurricular athletics. Students are challenged to develop their leadership skills through our leadership option and the Student Activities extracurricular program.

To begin exploring career pathways, students can try construction, foods, computer and fashion courses. For students interested in more academic enrichment, they can declare interest in being in our Honours Class. Technology is often integrated into instruction with the use of our updated computer lab and class sets of Chromebook carts. We also have a Bring Your Own Device opportunity for students who prefer this.

Our highly-skilled staff are tenaciously positive and persistent in setting high expectations for learning and conduct and providing timely supports to ensure all students are achieving and thriving. Building relationships with students is essential to any learning and that is what our staff strive to do. 

Communication between home and school

One of the strengths of Hillcrest School is the strong relationships we develop between students, parents, and our staff. Open communication between the home and school is a key factor in the success of our students.

We have a variety of methods for parents to contact our staff including phone calls, email, and meetings (virtual or in-person) as needed. We also use SchoolZone to provide parents and students with course outlines, school and Division news as well as Individual Student Reports and Progress Reports. In addition, monthly newsletters are uploaded to Schoolzone giving an overview of the monthly activities and events, and school news and information. We also keep the School Calendar on our school’s website up-to-date, so parents can always see what’s going on at Hillcrest.

School Council

We have an active School Council that meets regularly to support and enhance the student experience. We are accountable to our parent community to report on school happenings, practices, and our budget. We welcome open, honest dialogue with parents to help inform our decisions.

Please feel free to contact me anytime.  780 489-2516

Fred Fonseca  Fred.Fonseca@epsb.ca