Grande Prairie Schools, Alberta

The Grande Prairie School District provides education to about 4,600 students and is staffed by approximately 450 teachers. The Separate School Division includes schools in Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Spirit River and Fairview. Approximately 3,800 students attend these schools with approximately 310 teachers.

The Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) changed its name to Northwestern Polytechnic in March 2022 as it received polytechnic institution status. The polytechnic status in Alberta gives institutions the ability to offer apprenticeship education along with degree, diploma and certificate programming. Post Secondary Education with more than 7000 students attending each year. Located at 10726 -106 Avenue Grande Prairie, Alberta. 780-539-2911. Enlarge above photo - VIEW PHOTO

The GRANDE PRAIRIE REGIONAL COLLEGE was originally designed by widely known architect Douglas Cardinal and constructed in 1974. The Grande Prairie Regional College Theatre seats 482 people, offers approximately 200 performances each year. Jim Henderson was introduced as the new President of GPRC April 2002. He resigned in September of 2006. In April 2007, Don Gnatiuk was appointed the new president of the Grande Prairie Regional College. He comes directly from the Vermilion Lakeland College. He was the longest serving president when he retired in 2019.

There are approximately 150 student-athletes participating each year in the Wolves program. The Wolves participate in Basketball, Cross Country Running, Soccer and Volleyball. Competitions take place in Alberta for ACAC events and they complete nationally as part of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association. Some exhibition events take place in the United States.

The Northwestern Polytechnic RESIDENCE rents out rooms in the summer, both full-time and short term conference type stays. Contact (780) 539-2802. College: WEBSITE

Private Schools in Grande Prairie
Christian School. Kindergarten to grade 9. 8202 - 110 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-539-4566. WEBSITE

Hillcrest Christian School. Kindergarten to grade 12. 10306 - 102 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-539-9161. WEBSITE

SPECIAL NOTES: Crystal Park School, located in Grande Prairie, which opened in 1984, has become internationally recognized for its integrated programs, involving handicapped students and their regular course classmates. 11,165 square metre facility cost $14.5 million to build. Holds approximately 600 students and employs a staff of about 113.

The Catholic School District has been in the region for more than 60 years committed to a student-focused education, living and sharing the faith and values in a Christ-centered environment.

Ecole St. Gerard Catholic School French Immersion - Pre Kindergarten to Grade 7, Late French Immersion Grades 5-7, Celtic Academy Grades 4-8, 9724 - 88 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-5398. WEBSITE

Holy Cross Catholic School (PHOTO ABOVE) - Pre-K to Grade 7, Celtic Academy Grades 4-8,11011 - 90 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-538-0077. WEBSITE

Louis Riel Catholic School located in O'brien Lake area. Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Kindergarten PLUS+, Late French Immersion (grades 5 & 6). (French Immersion: Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 (2022-2023) plus Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9 (2023-2024). 6201-Tamarack Drive, Grande Prairie. 780-832-0306. WEBSITE

St Kateri Catholic School (formerly Kateri Mission Catholic School)- Pre K to Grade 7, Celtic Academy Grades 4-8, 7906 Mission Heights Drive, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-538-2883. WEBSITE

Mother Teresa Catholic School - Kindergarten to Grade 7, Montessori Pre School-6, 7501 Willow Drive, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-814-9732. WEBSITE

St. Clement Catholic School - Pre K to Grade 7, 9636 - 109 Avenue (780) 532-4698. website St. Patrick Catholic School (will reopen August 2021) Pre K to Grade 7, 7810 - Poplar Drive, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-4698. WEBSITE

St Patrick Catholic School - Pre K-Grade 8. New School built. Re-opened Fall of 2023. (Closed in 2017 and demolished January 2021). 7810-Poplar Drive Grande Prairie, AB.

St. Joseph Catholic High School - French Immersion Grades 10-12 , English Program Grades 9-12. 10520 - 68 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-7779. WEBSITE

St John Bosco Catholic School, Grade 10-12, 9902-101 Street, 780-532-7066. WEBSITE

St Catherine Catholic School (Opened Feb 2017). Pre K-7, 12815-104A Street 780-532-0010. WEBSITE

St John Paul II Catholic School. (Opened Sept 2018) Grades 8-10, French Immersion Grades 8-10, Celtic Academy Grades 8-10. (Grade 11 will be added in 2019, and Grade 12 in 2020). 300 Arbour Hills Blvd, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-832-4000. WEBSITE


Alexander Forbes School- Kindergarten to grade 8, 7240 - Poplar Drive, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-1365. WEBSITE

Aspen Grove School - Kindergarten to grade 8, 9720 - 63 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-538-3009. WEBSITE

Avondale Elementary School - Kindergarten to grade 6, 10226 - 108 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-3230. WEBSITE

Bridge Network Outreach School. Grade 7-12, 9625-Prairie Road, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-539-0950. WEBSITE

Charles Spencer High School - (new school opened in 2014), Grades 9-12, #20, Knowledge Way, Grande Prairie. 780-513-3200. WEBSITE

Crystal Park School - Preeschool, Kindergarten to grade 8, 9351 - 116 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-539-0333. WEBSITE

Derek Taylor Public School opened September 2007 in the Mission Heights area. Kindergarten to grade 8. 7321-104 A Street, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-357-9174. WEBSITE

Ecole Montrose School, Preschool to Grade 8, French Immersion Programming, 6431-98 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-8861. WEBSITE

Grande Prairie Composite High School - Grade 9 to 12, 10501-112 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-7721. WEBSITE

Hillside Community School - Kindergarten to grade 6, 9410 - 106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-0743. WEBSITE

Isabel Campbell Public School - Kindergarten to grade 8, 7149-114 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-7247. WEBSITE

I.V. Macklin Public School - Kindergarten to grade 8. 8876-108 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-513-3391. WEBSITE

Maude Clifford School - Kindergarten to Grade 6. 9206 Lakeland Drive, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-357-3500. WEBSITE

Parkside Montessori, preschool to Grade 6, 9617-91a Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-7429. WEBSITE

Peace Wapiti Academy - Grades 9-12, 11410 - 104 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-513-9504. WEBSITE

Riverstone Public School - Kindergarten to grade 8, 8901 Willow Drive, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-1321. WEBSITE

Roy Bickell Public School, (opened in 2017) Preschool, K to Grade 8, 10410 Royal Oaks Drive, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-830-3286. WEBSITE

Swanavon Elementary School, Preschool, K - Grade 8, 8908 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. 780-532-8885. WEBSITE


Harry Balfour School is operated by the Peace Wapiti School Division No 76. 600 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8, serving the County of Grande Prairie. Located at 10815 - 104 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta. 780-532-9276. WEBSITE

NOW OPEN: Whispering Ridge Community School, (photo above) Kindergarten to Grade 8. Capacity is 650 students. This school had its grand opening in September of 2018. When it first opened, 460 students were transferred from the Harry Balfour School. Whispering Ridge Community School, 10320-149 Avenue Grande Prairie. 587-771-2180. WEBSITE

École Nouvelle Frontière offers francophone: K to 12 program, Preschool program, Daycare services, Before and after school care. 11201 Pinnacle Blvd, Grande Prairie, 780-814-7945 WEBSITE

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