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    Pre-enrolment and registration update

    Thanks to all the families who enrolled before the deadline to help our school get ready for 2023-24! 

    We’re happy to let you know that, based on available space, all students who registered or pre-enrolled before April 14, 2023, have been accepted. We look forward to seeing your family in the fall!

    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 2023-24 school year, we have partnered with School Start to offer our families the convenience to order their student supplies online and having them delivered to their homes. Just choose the School Kit that applies to your student. For more details, please read the information listed below:

    We are excited to offer the STEM Program starting September of 2023.

    Learn more about our Hillcrest 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.



    Pre-enrol in SchoolZone 

    Get ready for the 2023–24 school year! Sign in to your parent SchoolZone account between March 6 and April 14 to select your child’s preferred school for next year. 

    Whether your child is staying at the same school or changing schools, all students need to pre-enrol. Knowing how many students to expect helps schools prepare to welcome them in September.

     If you need help, contact the school or read the Pre-Enrolment Parent Info.

    Update your child’s current address with the school office before pre-enrolling in SchoolZone. 

    New to the Division?
    Instead of using SchoolZone, students who are new to Edmonton Public Schools need to submit a completed Student Registration form. Find the form and list of supporting documents you need to provide. 

    Hillcrest STEM Program


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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:

    • Animal Club
    • Anime Club
    • Art Club
    • Axis and Allies Club
    • Badminton Club
    • Debate Club
    • Drama Club
    • Dungeons and Dragons Club
    • GSA Club
    • Hiking Club (4-5 overnight trips)
    • Marine Biology Club (Grade 9 only) - Bamfield Trip
    • Ski Club
    • Woodworking Club (Grade 8 and 9)
    • Yearbook 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 may be 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/guardians, 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 support achieving 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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For the 2023 - 2024 school year, Hillcrest School is full in planned classes in Grades 8 and 9 in the regular program. We will now only accept resident students in Grades 8 and 9 who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area. 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 enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.


If you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.


Supply Lists

Looking for supply lists for the upcoming school year?

Please click here to be redirected to the Registration page on our website for printable lists. Don't forget to bring a combination lock to school on September 5.


Hillcrest Daily Schedule

For a copy of our daily schedule, please click here.




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 exploring our STEM program. 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, newsletters are uploaded to SchoolZone giving an overview of school activities, events, news, and information. We also keep the School Calendar on our school’s website up-to-date, so familes 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 and honest dialogue with parents to help inform our decisions. The School Council's email is schoolcouncilhillcrest@gmail.com


Please feel free to contact me anytime at 780-489-2516 or by email at pina.chiarello@epsb.ca


Yours in partnership,

Pina Chiarello