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Derek Taylor Public School
Everyone Belonging, Contributing, Learning and Celebrating; Personally, Academically, and Socially in Their Education
About Our School

​Derek Taylor is a Pre-K to Grade 8 school with a student population of approximately 400 and a staff population of 35.

  • Located in the Mission Heights neighborhood in southwest Grande Prairie
  • Named after Derek Taylor, who was superintendent of the GPPSD from 1969-1995. He was one of the longest-serving school superintendents in Alberta history
  • Opened its doors in September 2007

At Derek Taylor Public School, some of the most important lessons students learn are the ones they can use outside of the classroom. In the classroom there are high expectations of our staff to provide quality instruction and for our students to be engaged thinkers.  We strive to help cultivate ethical citizens who are emotionally intelligent.  Collaboratively, our vision is to help all of our students develop the knowledge and skills that will allow them to be positive and productive after they leave the school system. While academics remain a strong focus in our inclusive environment, we believe physical and emotional health is a foundation upon which our students’ futures will be built.

Some of the highlights inside Derek Taylor Public School focused personalized learning for our students and our strong connection to our community. We believe in recognizing student success both inside and outside of the classroom.