Red Deer Public School District

BACK TO SCHOOL - Classes Start Thursday, August 31, 2017!

It's back to school for the 10,500 students in Red Deer Public Schools.  Providing the best curriculum, instruction and learning opportunities in order to maximize the potential of all students is a significant responsibility and opportunity.  We take great pride in our dedicated and caring staff.  Our teachers, administrators and support staff are committed to working with students, parents as well as our community to provide the best educational opportunities for children.

AN OVERVIEW: Red Deer Public Schools provided quality education programs and services to over 10,500 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 within the City of Red Deer.  With 22 schools and many specialized programs, we provide a wide range of supports and services to meet the needs of all students.  We take great pride in being recognized for:

  • instructional excellence
  • support for students
  • safe and caring schools
  • committed and dedicated staff
  • engagement of parents and community
  • fiscal responsibility

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Our schools will be open to accept new registrations for:

  • All schools on August 28 - 31

When registering, please bring the child's birth certificate, their last report card and other information from their previous school.  We also ask that you provide us with emergency contact information as well as any special medical conditions that may affect your child while at school. Click Here for registration form and other information.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Students beginning kindergarten must be at least five years old by December 31, 2017.  Students starting grade one must be at least six years old by December 31, 2017.  Any student who has not reached their sixteenth birthday must continue to attend school.

SCHOOL BOUNDARIES: To find a list of city subdivision and designated schools please Click Here.

SCHOOL CALENDAR: To find a detailed listing of important dates please Click Here.

SCHOOL FEES: The Board of Trustees, with support from the provincial government, has taken significant steps to eliminate or reduce school fees. Information about school fees is available at your child’s school.

While the move will ensure families do not pay fees for regular instructional materials and resources, it is important to note that there will still be some fees charged to students.  These include fees for optional activities and purchases such as field trips, swim programs, yearbooks, school wear, extra-curricular activities, etc.

At high school a comprehensive fee for student leadership activities and activity transportation will be charged. Students in option courses will also pay for enhanced projects beyond the regular program.

SCHOOL PROFILES: For school profile information please Click Here.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Student supply lists are posted on school websites.  Parents are urged not to buy supplies before receiving the list from teachers.

BUSING: For bus schedules and Charter bus services, or other questions regarding transportation, please visit

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM: The Red Deer Child Care Society runs before and after school programs at most of our elementary schools in the district.  For cost and other information, please call 403.347.7973 or visit their website

Please feel free to contact Central Services for answers to any questions you have about Red Deer Public Schools:

4747 53 Street
Red Deer, AB  T4N 2E6
Ph. 403.343.1405
Fax. 403.347.8190