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Full Grades 9 and 12

For the 2024 - 2025 school year, Victoria School of the Arts is full in planned classes in Grade 9 and in Grade 12 in all programs. 

We will now only accept resident students in Grade 12 whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have newly moved into the school’s attendance area. 

A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

If you are registering for Kindergarten or are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.


Kindergarten to Grade 9 Application process - Click here

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Victoria School of the Arts is located in the heart of Treaty 6 territory, the traditional lands to many diverse groups of Indigenous Peoples including the various nations of the Dene, the Nakota Sioux, nêhiýaw, Siksikaitsitapi and the Metis Nation-Region 4. 

We honour that these local Indigenous communities still have meaningful relationships and stories tied to land that will continue into the future.  Our appreciation and love is sent to the Elders and community members who are working hard to preserve Indigenous ceremonies, language and teachings for the advancement of our community. We are committed to engaging in reconciliation throughout our school by supporting and empowering Indigenous narratives and teachings.


Who are we? 


Victoria School of the Arts is an Edmonton Public School Division Kindergarten through grade 12 Alternative Arts Program. Victoria School of the Arts students engage in the study of specific art forms such as Band, Choral, Dance, Digital Media, Drama, Film-making, Music, Orff, and Visual Arts and in turn use artistic processes and creativity to deepen their understanding and success in all curricular areas.


  • Are an inseparable part of the school's culture and therefore are a vital part of the learning experience
  • Motivate the cognitive, social, civic, personal, and aesthetic growth and development of students
  • Open avenues for innovation and invention, as well as fostering respect for individual, cultural, and aesthetic diversity
  • Provide students with a variety of approaches to learning methods of building connections between thinking, learning, knowing, and communicating


  • Enable all students to explore and communicate their understandings, feelings, and ideas in a variety of art forms
  • Develop higher level thinking skills (evaluating, expressing, problem solving, creating)
  • Develop artistic skills to enhance academic skills
  • Foster a culture of collaboration to deepen students’ understanding of themselves and others


  • Engages the senses, stimulates imagination and creativity and broadens students’ understanding of themselves, others, and the world that they live. 
  • Contributes significantly to the development of multiple intelligences.
  • Fosters cross-curricular understanding. 
  • Encourages risk taking and provides opportunities to explore personal challenges in a safe environment. 
  • Promotes thinking critically, creatively, and divergently. 
  • Provides increased exposure to a wide range of artistic tools and processes. 
  • Builds awareness and appreciation of the arts.  


Victoria School of the Arts celebrates a solid literacy foundation, where the arts and academics are interconnected. Students think as critically in their arts classes as they think creatively in their academic classes. The International Baccalaureate Programme aligns the arts and academics within a framework of inquiry. Students are encouraged to develop the ability, confidence, and imagination to pursue their dreams and contribute to their community both locally and globally.

  • Students are given the opportunity to explore their creativity, self-expression, and depth of understanding through art, dance, drama, digital media and music
  • Instruction incorporates the arts into language arts, math, science, social studies, and physical education
  • Inclusion of guest speakers, artist-in-residences, and arts-related field trips helps to connect our students to the local and global arts community
  • Students learn to demonstrate proficiency within the following Learner Profile criteria:
    • Collaborate and/or work within an ensemble (Communicators)
    • Communicate ideas with clarity and detail (Knowledgeable)
    • Reflect and respond to information and/or actions (Thinkers)
    • Work independently (Principled)
    • Approach to problem solving creativity (Risk-takers)
    • Demonstrate kindness and generosity toward others (Caring)
    • Demonstrated a commitment and or experiences in the Arts (Inquirers)
    • Work in each class with a variety of independent thinkers (Open-minded)
    • Ask questions of themselves, their teachers and each other (Reflective)
    • Think about their thoughts, actions and emotions in their own lives and their impact on others (Balanced)

2024-25 Application/Registration

We are pleased that you are interested in attending Victoria School of the Arts. Both academic and artistic excellence are important at Victoria School. Our staff, students and their families believe that the heart of Victoria School of the Arts lies in the joy to learn, the passion to create and the wonder of discovery. 

Kindergarten to Grade 9


Thank you for your interest in Victoria School of the Arts. We welcome all applications and look forward to supporting you through the process. 


The purpose of the application is to involve students and their families to explore within themselves the reasons to attend Victoria School of the Arts. 

The process is as follows:

  • Complete and submit the application package in person or scan and submit digitally to Victoria.Applications@epsb.ca by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 2, 2024. Digital submissions are encouraged. 
  • Applications will be reviewed by staff at Victoria School of the Arts to ensure they are not missing any components. Parents will be contacted if the application is not complete. An incomplete application will not be processed..
  • The school will not return applications after submission.
  • All applicants will be notified of application status by Friday, March 8, 2024

--- Click here to complete the application form ---

Grade 10-12


Current Edmonton public school students, please complete the Division's pre-enrolment process and indicate you would like to attend Victoria School of the Arts. Sign in to SchoolZone between February 1st, 8am and March 22nd 4pm, 2024 to complete the pre-enrolment process.


Students new Edmonton Public Schools need to complete the EPSB Registration. More information for students new to EPSB can be found in the New Student Registration Guide.



For questions about registration, please contact our main office at 780-426-3010.