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  • Arts Core Program

    Arts Core Program

    Arts Core programming incorporates the visual and performing arts into everyday learning across all curricular areas.  Students explore their creativity and self-expression through art, music, dance and drama.

    The Arts embody and record human imagination, culture and history. The Arts allow individuals to communicate their thoughts and feelings in a variety of modes, giving them a more powerful repertoire for self-expression.

    An education in the Arts contributes to both society and the lives of individuals.  It open avenues for innovation and invention, as well as fostering respect for individual, cultural and aesthetic diversity.

    Education in the Arts:

    • Encourages an understanding of human experience, both past and present
    • Provides opportunities to respond to, create and present works of art
    • Fosters an appreciation of multiple perspectives and solutions
    • Builds intuition, problem solving and higher level thinking
    • Allows individuals to make informed aesthetic judgments
    • Provides opportunities for decision making where there are no standard answers
    • Develops attributes of self-discipline, the collaborative spirit and perseverance

    The Arts are essential to the core of a rich and meaningful education. They lead to interdisciplinary studies involving authentic connections across the disciplines

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    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.


    You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.

    If you have questions about registering for school, contact the school office.


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  • Drama


    Lights, Camera, Action!

    Here at Virginia Park School we firmly believe that drama inspires creativity through dramatic play. All students have the good fortune of exploring the drama curriculum in a designated drama space, as well as classrooms and on our professionally lit stage. Drama is taught weekly and is also integrated throughout all curricular areas on a regular basis. Our program includes a variety of puppets, props and costumes that students use to express characters, ideas, moods and stories. Students have the opportunity to perform in class, at assemblies and during concerts. Staff work cooperatively to write unique scripts based on the current school year theme for the winter production. All four art disciplines are showcased in this performance which is collaboration between students, parents and staff. You will find drama everywhere here at Virginia Park. That’s a wrap!

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  • Dance


    Movement is one of the most fundamental forms of expression and we love to grow creatively and share together in our dance classes at Virginia Park!

    The Dance Program at Virginia Park allows students to explore movement through practical, visual and written experiences. The foundation of our program is Creative Dance which provides a common platform and allows students to further explore movement through other styles including: Musical Theatre, Folk Dance, Jazz Dance, Ball Dance and Hip Hop. Integration of classroom themes and units as well as our School Wide Theme brings meaning to the children's learning and adds to the overall dance experience!

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  • Music


    We learn a lot of things about Music at Virginia Park...

    We sing - in tune, melodies and harmonies, traditional music, world music, new music!

    We play instruments - Ukulele! Recorder! Rhythm and Orff!

    We listen to music - old and new, and learn about the composers, history and origins.

    We become musicians - by understanding the components of music and their functions.

    We experience - through games, technology, in class, on field trips, in rehearsal and performance.

    Come and join us...you just might discover your inner musician!

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  • Art


    It’s a Picasso!

    No, it’s a Monet!

    No, it’s a Virginia Park original!  And it’s not the only one!

    Our school is filled wall to wall with beautiful pieces of art that our children have created over the years. We value children’s imagination and they are encouraged to express their creativity through visual arts. In an arts core school students learn art history, study famous artists and their techniques, and are taught observation and design skills. Students have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic and tempera paints, charcoal, ink, textiles, clay, oil and chalk pastels, and found materials. Visual art is taught weekly by specialists and is naturally integrated into other curricular areas. Our student’s works of art are showcased in a variety of public venues. We live, breathe and appreciate art!

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Virginia Park is a K-6 school offering Arts Core programming in an inclusive, community-orientated environment. We offer drama, music, dance and visual arts instruction to all our students as well as integrated arts instruction as part of the programming for all our subject areas. We believe experiences in the arts provide opportunities for students to develop their competencies, explore who they are and deepen their understanding of the world they live in.

This school year our theme is “Shaping the Future”. Our mission is to shape the leaders of tomorrow! We chose the theme to reflect on the capacity we are building in our students to meet the challenges they may face in the future. Our activities throughout the year, including our artists-in-residence, will reflect on this theme. We have valuable partnerships with our community and our families that are helping us shape our future leaders! 

If you have ideas for how you might contribute to our school and this theme, let us know!

If you register for Kindergarten or are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online. We are presently full in Kindergarten, grade 2 and grade 4 and will only be accepting student that are newly moved into our catchment area.



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Virginia Park

Student performing to celebrate life at Virginia Park.