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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Our Mission
    To create a collaborative community of learners focused on developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for personal success.

    Our Vision
    To build a community of responsible citizens by fostering positive relationships, effective communication, and active learning.

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  • Registration


    2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration Information

    Kindergarten Registration:  Tuesday, March 11 starting at 9 am
    Kindergarten Orientation:  Thursday, May 22  5 pm – 6 pm
    We will begin to accept Kindergarten registrations for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, March 11 starting at 9 am. Please contact the school prior to March 11 to pick up a registration package.  Please click on the documents below for important additional information and requirements:


    2014-2015 Grades 1-9 Enrolment Information

    We will begin to accept 2014-2015 registrations for Grades 1 – 9 starting Tuesday, March 18.  Please click on the document below for important information:

    Registration Procedures Gr. 1 - 9

    Please click on the document below for information regarding next-year enrolment.    We also recommend you visit spaceforstudents.epsb.ca for additional information. 

    Space for Students - Letter from the Superintendent

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    At Elizabeth Finch School we are very proud of the extra-curricular programs and opportunities we offer.  

    Currently the following are offered for our students: 

    Junior HighElementary
    FURY Factor   AMA Patrollers
    Travel Club (Gr. 8 & 9 every 2 years)  



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  • Transportation



    As always, yellow bus service only supports elementary students attending their primary designated school.  This means, as of September 2014, grandfathered students who choose to continue at their current school, but do not live in the primary attendance area will not be eligible for yellow bus service. This is unchanged from how we provide bus service to students across the District.

    Service for Elementary Students

    • Regular program service
    As always, yellow bus service is only provided to elementary students at their primary designated school.

    • Alternative program service
    Yellow bus service may also be available for elementary students who choose to attend a school offering an alternative program. Contact a school offering the program for information about eligibility.

    Service for Junior High Students

    Edmonton Transit System (ETS) is the preferred way for junior high students to get to school.

    Ride times

    Minimizing ride times for students is our highest priority. We’ll work to make sure yellow bus service is as efficient as possible and meets the District’s ride time standards. We’ll also continue our ongoing work with the City of Edmonton to discuss how to best provide efficient ETS service for district students.

    Bus passes

    Students who receive bus service must buy a bus pass. Yellow bus, and subsidized ETS passes, can be purchased at your child’s school each month. 

    Applying for yellow bus service

    To ensure your child receives yellow bus service on the first day of school, you must apply before May 23, 2014.  Contact your child’s school for a yellow bus service application form.  If your child has been approved for yellow bus service, you’ll be notified in mid-August with the route number, stop locations, pick up and drop off times and bus company contact information.

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Our School

Elizabeth Finch School is a K-9 school located in the Carlton area in Edmonton, Alberta.  Our school values respectful, positive relationships, appreciates individual differences and believes  that every student can achieve success. Together with parents, students and the community we are building on these values to create an enjoyable learning environment that fosters personal excellence.

Our Logo

Our logo represents the school as a place that sets the foundation for students to build a positive future for themselves.  The logo symbol communicates flight and fluid motion, reminiscent of a “Finch” bird. Meanwhile, the swooping hand-drawn strokes of the initials taper in thickness and extend outside the box, representing the safe learning environment Elizabeth Finch School provides for students to grow and eventually soar on their own.


Elizabeth Finch School is named after Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Finch, an exemplary educator and advocate.  Betty Finch made a profound difference to the staff and students of Edmonton Public Schools and to the educational community, particularly in the area of learning disabilities. She helped establish the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta and spent countless hours giving sessions across the province to raise awareness of learning disabilities.  In 1978, Premier Peter Lougheed presented her with an Alberta Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to Albertans. Betty remained active throughout her retirement until her death in 2002.  Betty’s legacy of service to students and families, the value she placed on respectful, positive relationships and her belief that every student can learn and succeed continues on in our school.