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    School Philosophy

    David Thomas King said his hope is for us to create a school that celebrates inclusion and diversity, supports students academically and socially, and ensures they are fully connected to the community. 

    His vision, along with our District Cornerstone Values of Accountability, Collaboration, Equity, and Integrity, will guide our work as we create the culture of David Thomas King School. A three-way partnership between parents, students and staff will lead the way to create the qualities and attitudes that are critical in developing respectful and responsible citizens.


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New student Registration including Kindergarten will open at 8:00am on February 1st and close on March 22nd.

Lottery process at David Thomas King School 

David Thomas King School  will continue to have a lottery process in place for new resident attendance area students enrolling at the school for the 2024–25 school year. This will not impact current students who attend the school.

The school will not accept new registrations from families in the attendance area if the student is not a resident of Edmonton Public Schools. In most cases, a resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.

Resident students who aren’t selected through the lottery process can attend the overflow designated school, Youngstown for grades K through 6 and Michael Phair for students in 7 through 9,  a Division school with space in planned classes, or remain at their current school, if applicable. 

After pre-enrolment closes at 4 p.m. on March 22, families of resident students will receive a call from the school about the lottery results by April 12, 2024. 

  • If selected in the lottery, new resident students will attend the school. 
  • If not selected in the lottery, new resident students will:

    • be able to attend their overflow designated school or choose to enrol at a Level 1 school with space in planned classes. Siblings may also enrol at the overflow designated school, and

    • be able to request to be placed on a callback list if spaces open before March 21, 2025.

Siblings of current students attending David Thomas King School
New resident students in the attendance area who have a sibling returning to the school next year will get priority, but are not guaranteed to attend. 


Yellow bus service to  Youngstown and Michael Phair Schools will be available for eligible students. Bus fees will apply.
Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the preferred transportation method for junior high and high school students; however, if ETS does not meet Division standards, eligible students attending their overflow designated school may be able to apply for yellow bus service. Bus fees will apply.



More information about the lottery process is available on epsb.ca. If you have any other questions, please contact our school office at 587-489-4706


Welcome to David Thomas King

David Thomas King School is located in the Secord neighbourhood in west Edmonton. Mr. King was a MLA from 1971 to 1986, and served as the Education Minister from 1979 - 1986. He was responsible for several major initiatives, including support for First Nations Education, establishing provincial diploma exams, developing the computer technology in schools program, and implementing the Designated Community Schools Program. He believes that schools should have a mandate to attend to more than the program of studies, every school should be a vibrant community that is inclusive, celebrates diversity and seeks global citizenship.



Principal's Message

Dear Students, Parent, Guardians, and Community Members,


Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

Proudly serving the vibrant communities of Secord, Hawk’s Ridge, Trumpeter, and Starling, David Thomas King School provides an engaging and inclusive learning environment where students are provided with endless opportunities to grow into capable, connected and contributing members of our community. Students experience supportive and innovative learning environments where they are challenged to strive for excellence in all that they do.

David Thomas King students are encouraged to be active participants both in the classroom and in the variety of extracurricular activities offered at our school. Student learners, leaders, athletes, and artists will all find activities to exercise their body and their mind.

We will challenge students to be the best that they can be; to accept their own and others' strengths and weaknesses. Students at David Thomas King School are expected to be accountable for their conduct as they develop positive relationships with their classmates, school staff, and parent volunteers. 

At David Thomas King we value the important relationships we have with our parents, guardians, and community stakeholders. 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. If you ever need to speak with us do not hesitate to call the school or stop by the office so that we can show you first hand the KNIGHT spirit

In Partnership,

Brent Zmurchik


David Thomas King School