Welcome to the Grande Prairie Public School Division! On behalf of all GPPSD staff serving our 18 schools, we wish you and your family all the best for the coming school year. Our Division’s motto is "Every Student Succeeds!" We work with parents and our communities to nurture and sustain excellent schools where children become active and ethical citizens.
We’ve prepared this page as a guide to help new and returning students and their families get ready for school. Below you will find information about important dates, school supply lists, kindergarten start-up dates, school fees, transportation, calendars and more. The first day of school is September 5. Our schools are open starting August 22, to assist all families wanting to register their child and to answer your questions. Please note that any registrations submitted over the summer will be processed after this date. Please see the chart below for details. We look forward to seeing you!
Important dates for 2023-2024
August 22, 2023 - Schools are open to the public
- September 5, 2023 - First day of classes (Preschool to Grade 9)
- If your child does not start on this day you will receive communication from your school.
- Grade 10 -12 Students check your school website for start dates
- September 4, 2023 - Labour Day (Schools will be closed)
Other key dates:
December 23, 2023 to January 7, 2024 - Christmas break
- March 29 to April 7, 2024 - Spring break
June 26, 2024 - Last day of school
Registration is completed online visit:https://www.gppsd.ab.ca/registration/
Please note you will need to complete your child(s) registration from a computer, not a mobile device.
Registration for Programs of Choice
Please note there are no fees for Basic Instruction. Programs of Choice such as French Immersion, Montessori, The Academy Sports/Dance and Christian Education may have separate fees associated with their programming.
Some schools may charge fees for optional courses, field trips, or other goods and services. Please refer to Board Policy 16 which outlines all fees that schools may charge. For additional information, please contact your school directly.
School Supplies and Bell Schedules
Each school has their School Supply Lists and Bell Schedules posted under the Quick Links
tab on their websites. Find your school's website here
The Division provides busing (transportation) within the Grande Prairie city limits for students:
Kindergarten to Grade 3 students who live 1.7 km away or more from their attendance boundary school.
Grade 4 to 12 students who live 2.4 km away or more from their attendance boundary school.
There are also busing opportunities for students attending Programs of Choice.
See our Busing Page for more details on transportation eligibility and applications. For information, please contact Connie Hartel, the Transportation Coordinator at 780-539-7419.