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    NEWS FLASH: McKernan Honours Class and Late French Program 2015-16.

      • Our Honours class was initiated two years ago as the school's response for a best fit for attendance area students who were seeking a learning challenge with exploration in their area of strength. It has been very successful.  
      • Our Late French Program ensures that students are able to learn 6 years of French Immersion in 3 years. It has been very successful with students entering high school at the same standard as 9 year French Immersion students. 
      • This year we continued to use an application format that has not been consistent with the District.  
      • All students will be accepted into McKernan on: attendance area students first, siblings of out-of-attendance areas students and then all others. 
      • Access to the Honours Class and Late French Immersion Program will be provided once students are registered.
      • If a demand is greater than space, a random selection will be conducted. 

    General Registration K-9

    March 5, 2015 7:00 pm Kindergarten Information Evening for English and French Immersion Programs

    March 17, 2015 7:00 pm Information Session for Honours Class Grade 7

    March 19, 2015 7:00 pm Open House from Kindergarten to Grade 9 - All Programs (English, English Honours, French Immersion, Late French Immersion, Spanish Bilingual, Extensions)

    If you are interested in being part of our school please contact us.

    If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit us at epsb.ca

    Would you like to learn more about our school?

    Registrations for 2015-16 will be accepted from Tuesday, February 3, until Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
    Contact us:  780 435 4163 or mckernan@epsb.ca
    Book a school tour.
    Attend our Open House.

    Kindergarten Registration

    • Registrations for kindergarten are for children who were born on or before March 1, 2011.
    • Registration forms are available in the school office or click on the link below.
    • Registration Form 2015
    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate.
    • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their records.



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Principal's Message

Welcome to McKernan School where "Tradition and Excellence" have been the hallmarks since 1951.  Located close to the University of Alberta, our school provides a variety of programs to meet the needs of a high gifted and talented population.  These programs include Honours English 7-9, French Immersion K-9, Late French Immersion 7-9 and Extensions K-6 for exceptionally gifted students who are able to achieve two or more grade levels above their peers. Students continue to excel on Provincial Achievement Tests, as well as national contests and challenges. 

In seeking to prepare our students with 21st Century skills we recognize the importance of Core Values, Health and Well Being, and Fine and Practical Arts. Mckernan's Six Pillars:  Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, Integrity, Dignity and Caring have set the standards for our relationships and decision making in the school.  An empahsis on healthy eating and fitness for life ensure that students are ready to learn and achieve their personal best.  Passion and imagination are nurtured through experiences with Fine and Practical Arts where collaboration and appreciation inspire the creative spirit.  

Opportunities for outreach are enriched by the proximity to the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University.  Parents as partners share their gifts and talents by volunteering in the classroom, supervising on Fieldtrips,  sharing their professional expertise and providing advice and support.   All parents are invited to be a member of the McKernan Parent Advisory Council. 

In 2014-15 we are welcoming a growing student population of 700 students and an expansion of our Honours Program to include Grades Seven and Eight.  Our school is continuing to extend Learning Experiences in Science  through our partnership with the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University.  This will be our second year as a Chess Club school and partnership with the Roving Chestnuts Organization.   Our Edible Garden Club has established a wonderful school garden of 12 foot high sunflowers, potatoes, strawberries, beets, and  spinach.  Our Ever Active Parents have our students students participating in Running Club and Cross Country Races.  The students are  experiencing  Healthy Living and Healthy Eating! 

As the principal, I feel grateful to be able serve the students and parents of McKernan! 

Yours in Education and Parnership, 

Mary-Lou Cleveland B.Mus.M.Ed.



McKernan School In The News

Please watch this CTV news clip on how McKernan is supporting Ryan and the Stollery Hospital.