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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Duggan School works to support the vision, mission, values and initiatives set by Edmonton Public Schools:


    Transforming the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow. Success, one student at a time.


    We inspire student success through high quality learning opportunities, supported by meaningfully engaged students, parents, staff and community.


    Supporting the Vision, Mission and Priorities are the District's cornerstone values of accountability, collaboration, equity and integrity.


    At Duggan School, we encourage all students to behave with R.R.S.P 

     RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, SAFETY AND PRIDE. These traits are incorprated into our daily lives at school through morning announcements, in class discussions and monthly assemblies.

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  • Interactions Program

    Interactions Program

    Duggan School is pleased to announce the opening of an Interactions Program for the 2019-2020 school year!

    Interactions programming supports students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD impacts how people understand what they see, hear and sense. This lifelong disability can result in difficulties in communication, social relationships, behaviour or learning. Although some students with ASD achieve at grade level, many have uneven or delayed achievement.


    • Improve communication, social interaction and behaviour while developing academic skills


    • Demonstrate growth in communication skills
    • Demonstrate growth in building and maintaining relationships, and understanding social situations
    • Demonstrate growth in managing frustration and problem-solving
    • Improved ability to handle change or challenging emotions (e.g., anxiety)
    • Development of life skills to support independent living and employment


    • Structured environment with regular routines
    • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction
    • Visual aids, concrete examples and hands-on activities
    • Frequent praise and other meaningful rewards to help students adopt positive behaviours and attitudes
    • Opportunities to join other classes for instruction in a student’s areas of strength


    To be eligible for programming, students must be:

    • 5 ½ to 19 years old on September 1
    • Clinically diagnosed with ASD
    • Demonstrating stereotyped behaviours, and have severe impairment in social interactions and communication


    All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Interactions will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.


    Most schools offering special education programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, please contact us here at the office 780-489-5100 or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

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  • Strategies


    Strategies is a district program designed to help students in grades 2 - 12 who are several grades below their age peers despite adequate ability, behaviour, attendance and English fluency.  The Strategies program helps children learn strategies that best suit their learning styles and programming helps students to learn and use important skills in the areas of literacy and numeracy.  Students must meet special admission criteria to attend this program.  For further information, please contact the school.


    To be eligible for programming, students must be:

    • in Grades 2 to 12
    • diagnosed with a learning disability
    • demonstrating significant academic delays despite adequate intellectual, linguistic, sensory and emotional development

     Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and special education programming options. 

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  • Pre- Kindergarten Program

    Pre- Kindergarten Program

    Duggan School now offers the Pre-Kindergarten Program!

    It is the goal of our Pre-Kindergarten Program to foster the necessary growth and development that will enable a child to deal competently with his or her environment and future learning experiences. As a program we recognize that this is a reciprocal process involving both home and school. Families are viewed as an integral part of the education process and are invited to be involved in all aspects of their child's educational planning.

     Pre-Kindergarten builds children's strengths and skills in a playful, language-rich environment. As much as possible, teaching occurs in the context of play situations and learning centres. We also recognize the need for developmentally appropriate learning and when necessary, individual instruction. Duggan's Pre-Kindergarten Program provides a wide range of experiences that capitalize on a child's strengths.


    Interested in Pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year? You will need to attend a screening session with your child unless they have or are scheduled for an assessment from a healthcare provider.

    Pre-Kindergarten is for children aged three and four. To be eligible, children need to meet one or more of the following criteria:

    • English Language Learners (must be 4 years old by December 31 of the year they are attending)
    • First Nations, Metis, Inuit (must be 4 years old by December 31 of the year they are attending)
    • Mild/Moderate developmental delays (must be 4 years old by December 31 of the year they are attending)
    • Severe developmental delays (must be 3 years old by December 31 of the year they are attending)

    Pre-Kindergarten may be available to children for one, two or three years of programming, depending on children’s needs.

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ALERT: Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning.

Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning. Learn more. 


Welcome To Duggan

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‌Welcome to Duggan School!  

Duggan School really is a 'gem' from the treasure chest of Edmonton Public Schools. Our school is a warm, and welcoming learning environment that consists of students, parents, staff and community members who support and nurture excellence. We are committed to maintaining a friendly, family atmosphere.

At Duggan School we practise RRSP every day - Respect. Responsibility. Safety. Pride.

Duggan school provides Kindergarten to Grade 6 inclusive classrooms for children in the Duggan, Desrochers, Heritage Valley Town Centre, and East Chapelle communities. We are a 'Hub" as well for a large Pre-Kindergarten program for students aged three to five. We have also recently introduced an Interactions program as well. 

 Duggan has a wonderful and knowledgeable staff who are all committed to offering a stimulating, positive learning environment.

If you would like to consider becoming a part of our Duggan School community, please come and visit us to learn about our school family, learning priorities and our foundations in leadership, respect, responsibility, safety and pride.  


Please Do Not Forget to Pre-Enrol in SchoolZone:  

Get ready for the 2020-21 school year! Sign in to your parent SchoolZone account between March 9 and April 15  to select your child’s preferred school for next 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. If you need help, please contact the school directly. 


General Registration

If you are interested in being part of our school please contact us.
If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit us at www.epsb.ca

To register your child, you will need to provide an original birth certificate (passport or PR card will also work) and proof of address (utility bill, etc)

(780) 434-0319