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  • Registration



    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-enrol 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.


    2021-22 school year. The Alberta government changed the entry age for students registering in Kindergarten, beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

    Centennial School is a kindergarten to grade six elementary school. Kindergarten programming is available with a morning and afternoon class. 

    Centennial School is a special and nurturing place where students are given wonderful opportunities to develop a life-long love of learning.  We will be accepting registrations for kindergarten starting February 2nd, and we are open to families outside of the designated attendance area.    

    If the number of students who want to attend kindergarten exceeds our optimal enrolment limit of two full kindergarten classes, applicants from outside the school’s designated attendance area are chosen by a random selection process conducted by district administration. Students outside the designated attendance area with siblings already in the school will be automatically accepted.  Random selections will be completed by mid-April.  Historically, Centennial School rarely exceeds its optimal enrollment limit. 



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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Vision: To provide multiple pathways for our students to achieve and demonstrate success. 

    Mission: Through meaningful relationships and encouraging a growth mindset, our students succeed in a nurturing and collaborative environment. 

    Core values: Kindness, Citizenship, Collaboration, Perseverance


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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Centennial School was built in 1982 to commemorate the centenary of Edmonton Public Schools.  Centennial School is located in the southwest part of the city, primarily serving the communities of Gariepy, Dechene, Donsdale and Uplands. We are part of a community-minded neighbourhood where great emphasis is placed on education and parents have high expectations for their children and the school. In addition to academics, we believe in the importance of providing a variety of opportunities to positively impact the development of the whole child.

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  • Volunteering


    At Centennial Elementary, we believe that parent involvement is a critical factor in children’s educational success. Our parents are active partners in education, whether they assist in the classroom, participate in the School Council, or act as at home support. If you are interested in sharing your talents and time with us, please contact the school office.

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Registration for 2021-2022

We look forward to welcoming new students to Centennial.

Please view our open house videos.

In the Virtual Kindergarten Tour Video you will get a tour of our Kinder classrooms and program information from the Kinder teachers.

In the Virtual Tour Video you will see a message from the principal, hear from several teachers with program information and see various spaces in our school.

We will be hosting a virtual Question and Answer session on February 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. You can join the meeting with this link. You are welcome to pose any questions you may have in advance of this Q & A Meet on this document

Edmonton Public Schools and Centennial School will start accepting new student registration packages for the next school year on February 2, 2021. Applying after April 15, 2021, may limit your options to schools with available space. 

Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2021, may register in Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. The Alberta government changed the entry age for students registering in Kindergarten beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

February 2, 2021 - New Student Registration Begins (including Kindergarten students) 

March 8, 2021 - Pre-Enrolment opens for current students in SchoolZone 

April 15, 2021 - New Student Registration & Pre-enrolment Closes



We will accept registrations in all grade levels (Kindergarten and Grades 1 -6) in the regular program only if you are a resident of Edmonton Public Schools. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian that is non-Roman Catholic and who resides within the City of Edmonton. Non-resident students may only enroll in another Division school with space remaining in planned classes.



Pre-enrolment opens on March 8, 2021 at 9 a.m. and closes on April 25, 2021 at 4 p.m. Current students are guaranteed placement to Centennial School if registered by no later than April 15, 2021. Sign in to SchoolZone to select your child’s preferred school for the 2021-22 school 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.

When you sign in to your parent SchoolZone account on your computer, tablet or smartphone:

  • choose Next Year
  • select the name of the child you are pre-enrolling
  • follow the instructions to select your child’s preferred school for next year.


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.






Principal's Message

Welcome to Centennial School! Whether your child is currently attending our school, or you are looking to register your child, you will find information about our school and the high-quality instruction we provide for our students. The information contained on this website is generic in nature and intended for an audience new to our learning community.  If you are already part of the Centennial family, you can find more detailed information on SchoolZone.

Centennial students are provided with a number of learning activities and experiences to allow them to interact with curriculum in meaningful ways. This includes providing access to; a wide range of books to engage readers in our school library, guided reading collection, home reading collections, and classroom libraries; math manipulatives to make numbers make sense; educational technology such as Chromebooks and iPads; in-school and off-site field trips; clubs and leadership opportunities; and artists in residence programs.

In an effort to ensure all students are successful, staff use a differentiated approach to teaching. This approach includes thoughtful planning, strategic assessment of learning outcomes, and targeted, flexible instruction. Classroom teaching is a blend of whole class, group, partner, and individual instruction. Students are provided with multiple opportunities to make sense of ideas and information, practice new skills, and to demonstrate what they have learned.  Intervention, supports, and services are offered through a multi-tiered framework to students who are experiencing learning difficulties and/or behavioural challenges.  Our approach includes universal strategies such as high-quality instruction and the collection and analysis of school-wide data; targeted strategies such as providing accommodations and small group instruction; and specialized strategies such as individualized programming and additional assessments.  We are committed to helping all learners be successful!

At Centennial School, we believe that educating our students is a collective responsibility, shared by students and their families, school staff, and the entire community.  Communication is an important component for the success of any partnership.  We welcome your ideas, support, feedback, and involvement throughout the year. Our enthusiastic and hardworking staff look forward to working closely with you and providing the best education for your child.  

Our vision is to provide multiple pathways for our students to achieve and demonstrate success academically, socially, and emotionally, for successful living.  Through meaningful relationships and encouraging a growth mindset, our students will succeed because of Centennial’s nurturing and collaborative environment.  Emphasis is placed on creating an environment where students feel capable, connected, and are contributing members in our school community and the broader community in meaningful and fulfilling ways.

On behalf of the staff, welcome to Centennial School!


Shannon Harwood