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    Ekota school is located in southeast Mill Woods. In addition to the neighbourhood students, we serve as a district site for the Learning Strategies program and the Interactions Program. Our school gym is utilized in the evenings with community sports programs such as indoor soccer. We are fortunate to have many organizations that support our school including  Sobeys, Family Futures Resource Network,  The Elks  and Edmonton Royal Purple Elks, and University Programs including Grant MacEwan, Concordia, and the University of Alberta. 


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2024-2025 School Year Update

Thanks to all the families who pre-enrolled before the deadline to help our school get ready for 2024-2025!  We're happy to let you know that, based on available space, all students who registered or pre-enrolled before March 22, 2024, have been accepted.  We look forward to seeing your family in the fall!

For the 2024-2025 school year, Ekota School is FULL IN PLANNED CLASSES from Grade 1 to Grade 6 in the regular program.  We will only accept resident students in Grades 1 to 6 whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have newly moved into the school's attendance area for the regular program.  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 registering for Kindergarten, or are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.  Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.  

Click on this link to learn more about Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten age - Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2024 may register in Kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year. The Alberta government changed the entry age for students registering in Kindergarten, beginning in 2020-21. The entry age is the first year that a child may enter Kindergarten, and does not mean it is the only year children are eligible for Kindergarten. This is based on Alberta Education funding guidelines. 

Use our online calculator to find out when a child can start Kindergarten.



 2023-2024 School Year Update

For the 2023 - 2024 school year,  Ekota School is full in planned classes in the regular program. We will now only accept resident students in Grades K to 6 who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area for the regular program. 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.

Ekota is a medium sized elementary school in the heart of the Knottwood community.  Staff, students, parents and community work in partnership to provide high quality learning experiences in a safe and caring environment. 

At Ekota School we provide comprehensive academic programming for all students, including those with diverse learning needs, such as children who speak English as a Second Language and those children who have specific learning disabilities. We are a Division site for Learning Strategies from grades 4 through 6 and a Division site for the Interactions Program. 

Along with a strong focus on academics, student learning is enriched through various clubs, special events (artists-in-residence, author visits, music and theatrical performances, field trips, etc.) and School Council sponsors several school-wide events each year.  Our school promotes quality daily physical fitness activities and we are lucky to have a snack  program that provides every student with a snack each morning.  This is made possible by the Ekota Fundraising Society in collaboration with our School Council as well as a number of volunteers and community partnerships.

At Ekota, there is an emphasis on reading and writing based on the Foundations of Literacy approach.  Each day, we have a scheduled Guided Reading time in which students receive reading instruction at their reading level.  There is a strong emphasis on collaboration at Ekota and teachers spend time working together to plan and prepare for students. 

We strive to inspire students see their potential as well as prepare them to be good citizens and leaders in the community.  We aim to equip students through teaching, modeling and coaching to be proactive and able to govern their own behaviour. Students receive adult guidance to identify tools to support creating solutions to problems, to understand the need to be kind to others, and the capacity to build their ability to autonomous in solving problems. 

We believe that the shared commitment of students, parents, and staff creates a safe and caring space where families and the community are supported and in return, support our school. This model strengthens families, ensures all voices are heard, and inspires high quality educational practices. With these conditions, all students achieve superb results.