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  • Welcome


    Thank you for visiting John A. McDougall School's home website. We are so pleased to welcome all our new and returning families to John A. McDougall School this year. We are very proud of our students, families and staff at John A. McDougall and welcome the opportunity to share our school with you. 

    Literacy is a strong focus at John A. McDougall School. It is our goal to ensure that all students have 21st century literacy skills that will enable them to have a successful future with many choices open to them. We want students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, collaborative team members, excellent communicators and digital learners. Along with a strong focus on academics, student learning is enriched through many field trips, hands on activities and special events such as artists-in-residence, author visits and cultural and theatrical performances. 

    At John A. McDougall School we have many community partners. Our All in for Youth team consists of a Family Therapist, Roots and Wings worker, Big Brothers Big Sisters Coordinator and access to a school nurse and nutritionist. Students receive a daily snack and lunch. We have a number of school wide events and after school programs made possible through our partnerships with All in For Youth and Alberta Immigrant Women and Children Centre

    John A. McDougall is a Kindergarten to grade six school located an area close to the city center. Our school is a multicultural hub with majority of students coming to us with a variety of languages. John A. McDougall School works closely with the City Centre Catchment Schools, a variety of community agencies, and with support from our All in for Youth team we support children and families in our community. We strive to offer a comprehensive literacy model school where multi-tiered intervention allows us to support all students in an inclusive school environment.  

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  • All in for Youth

    All in for Youth

    At John A. McDougall, we are fortunate to partner with many different organizations. One organization in particular is our All in for Youth team which consists of a Family Therapist, Roots and Wings worker, Big Brothers Big Sisters Coordinator and access to a school nurse and nutritionist. Students receive a daily snack and lunch. Through our All in for Youth team, we have a number of school wide events and after school programs made possible through our partnerships with ArtStart, Sports Squad, Sports for Hope and Magic Computer Club. 

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Thank you to all the families who pre-enrolled before the deadline to help our school get ready for 2024–25 school year. 

We are happy to let you know that, based on available space, all the students who registered or pre-enrolled before March 22, 2024, have been accepted.
We look forward to seeing your family in the fall!
Corene Zmurchik


For the 2023 - 2024 school year, John A. McDougall School is full in planned classes from Kindergarten to Grade 6 in the regular program. A Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register. We will only accept resident students in Grades 1 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.


If you are registering for Kindergarten or are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.


Thank you,


Corene Zmurchik

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year

Dear Families,

We hope that you are enjoying a wonderful summer break. Please read the attached letter for information regarding the start of the upcoming school year. If you have questions please feel free to call our office or email me directly. 

I am looking forward to seeing our amazing students soon!

Mrs. Zmurchik

School Supplies at No Cost

Please note that John A. Mcdougall school provides the students with supplies at no cost to parents. 


Principal's Message

To read this letter in Somali, click here

Si aad u akhrido warqaddan oo Soomaali ah, guji

To read this letter in Arabic, click here

لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة العربية ، انقر هنا

To read this letter in Ukrainian, click here

Щоб прочитати цей лист на сомалійській мові, натисніть

To read this letter in Nepali, click here

सोमालीमा यो पत्र पढ्नको लागि, क्लिक गर्नुहोस्


Dear Students, Parent, Guardians, and Community Members,

Welcome/Tatawaw to our John A. McDougall Family! We are looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year, a year of learning, kindness, connection and community!

John A. McDougall School is a diverse and caring community, working together to ensure growth for all. We provide an engaging and inclusive learning environment where all students are provided with meaningful opportunities to grow into capable, connected and contributing members of our community. Students learn in supportive class communities where they are challenged to do and be their best.

We have an incredible team who believe that every student is our collective responsibility and we strive for excellence in ensuring that we are all doing what is best for students. Our staff are committed to providing high quality learning environments that focus on literacy, numeracy, and fostering resiliency in their students. It is our commitment to offer the best teaching and learning practices to support the diverse needs of our community. We are also fortunate to be able to enhance student success through our All in For Youth Partnerships. We are committed to maintaining our vibrant school culture and our collaborative relationships with our parents, and community partners. 

Our school is a safe, welcoming space where everyone belongs. Staff and students feel respected, valued and appreciated; and we choose kindness in our words and actions. The success of our students can only be accomplished when we all work together. Your involvement in our school community is critical to our work! 

As a school community, we are all excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to working in partnership with you. I invite you to call, email or stop by the office when you have questions, comments or concerns. We look forward to getting to know you.

Yours in partnership,

Corene Zmurchik




Call us at: 780-426-0205

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