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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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Lottery Information

To help address enrollment growth and space shortages, David Thomas King School has a lottery process for new students enrolling for the 2023–24 school year. The lottery only impacts new resident students within the attendance area who wish to enroll in a grade that does not have space in planned classes. Students who are currently enrolled at David Thomas King School], or who wish to enroll in a grade with space in planned classes, are not impacted. 

Each grade will have a limit for the number of classes. If the number of new students enrolling exceeds available space, a lottery process will be used.


After pre-enrolment closes at 4 p.m. on April 14, families of resident students will:

  • receive a call from the school about the lottery results by April 24;

  • be able to attend their overflow designated school or choose to enrol at another school with space. Siblings may also enrol at the overflow designated school, and

  • request to be placed on a callback list if spaces open before the last day of school in September 2023. Students do not have to be enrolled in a Division school for the 2023–24 school year to stay on the callback list. 


David Thomas King School will help resident families who were not selected in the lottery process to register at their overflow designated school, Youngstown School for Elementary students and Michale Phair for  If families choose to go to another Division school, they will need to call or email their preferred school to see if there is space.

Siblings will also be able to attend the overflow designated school, but if families choose to go to another school with space, siblings are not guaranteed to attend. 



New resident* students to the Division who register for the 2023–24 school year after pre-enrolment closes on April 14 can be added to the bottom of the callback list. Students can attend their overflow designated school, another school with space, or remain at their current school, if applicable.

*A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.




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.


Students who require yellow bus service must apply before June 1, 2023. Information for new and current riders and application forms can be found on the Applying for Yellow Bus Service page on epsb.ca.  




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