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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 process at David Thomas King School

Our school will continue to have a lottery process in place for new resident students enrolling at our school for the 2023-24 school year. This will not impact current students who attend our school and they can still attend.

The school will not accept new registrations from families in the attendance area if the student is not a resident of Edmonton Public Schools. A student is considered a resident of Edmonton Public Schools if they have at least one parent who lives in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.

Resident students who aren’t selected through the lottery process can attend the overflow designated schools, Youngstown for Kindergarten to grade 6 students and Michael Phair for Junior High students, a school with space in planned classes, or remain at their current school, if applicable.

Siblings of current students attending our school

New resident students in the attendance area with a sibling returning to the school next year will get priority, but are not guaranteed to attend. 


More information about the lottery process

Watch the Growth Control Model video for an overview of the lottery process. You can also read more about the lottery process on the Edmonton Public Schools website. If you have any other questions, please contact our school office at 587-489-4706. 



 Yellow bus service Youngstown and Michael Phair 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 2021-2022 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