New Communities To Keep Schooling Close to Home
When you’re choosing the perfect home for you and your family, your children are naturally going to be one of your main concerns. In the house itself, you want comfortable bedrooms and a nice big backyard, and outside you’ll want lots of parks and green spaces and plenty of shops nearby. But perhaps the most important thing you’ll need to think about the nearby school options.
Sterling currently builds in twenty different communities around Edmonton, which are home to all sorts of school options. Let’s take a look at our newest communities and some of the most popular schooling options available.
Sterling builds in many of the best communities in Southwest Edmonton, including Allard, Cavanagh, Crimson in Creekwood Chappelle, Langdale, Uplands, Graydon Hill, Edgemont East and Desrochers. As well as the amazing selection of amenities in these communities, you’ll also find an array of great schools such as Dr. Lila Fahlman School, Donald R. Getty School which teach grades K-9 and Roberta McAdams School which teaches grades K-6.
For families with older kids, the community of Langdale in the highly sought-after community of Windermere is close to a variety of different schooling options including Mckee Elementary School, Riverbend Junior High School, and Lillian Osborn High School.
As well as a wealth of playgrounds and green spaces built right into these communities, they’re both within easy reach of a range of schools for kids of all ages. The brand new Shauna May Seneca School and Jan Reimer School teach grades K-9 and Michael Strembitsky School teaches grades 2-9.
Near Laurel Crossing you’ll also find A. Blair McPherson School as well as several elementary schools and high schools in nearby Millwoods.
In this area of the city, Sterling builds in Newcastle, College Woods at Secord, Kinglet and Secord Heights. Here you’ll find a full range of schools designed to teach all ages – there’s the K-6 Waverly and Winterburn schools, grade 7-9 Kenilworth school, and Jasper Place School for grades 10-12 and David Thomas King school.
Sterling’s communities in the Northeast – Manning Village, Cy Becker , and McConaghie Heights are designed to be as close as possible to every amenity you could need, including established schools such as Macleod Elementary or Sifton School which are built for younger children, along with John D. Bracco junior high and M.E. Lazerte High School for the not-so-little ones and the Catholic school, Christ the Kings Elementary/Junior High.
Springate in Spruce Grove is designed for suburban living without having to sacrifice any of the amenities you’d find in the city – including schooling!
Springate is close to a great array of schools, like Copperhaven, Graminia and École Broxton Park which are all K-9 schools for younger kids, Greystone Centennial and Woodhaven Middle Schools, and Spruce Grove Composite High School.
Fort Saskatchewan is home to more than 10 schools (both Public and Catholic), which makes the bedroom community of Sienna such a great place for families with kids of any age. Highlights include James Mowat Elementary School, Rudolph Hennig Junior High, and Fort Saskatchewan High School, South Pointe School K-8.
In the Stony Plain area, Sterling builds in the community of Westerra. Surrounded by protected nature reserves, it’s ideal for nature lovers. This doesn’t mean it’s short on amenities though. It features Stony Plain Central for grades K-9, Memorial Composite High School, St. John Paul II Catholic School and even the French Immersion École Meridian Heights School.
Of course, this is just a sample of the great schools available to you in and around Edmonton, and the selection is changing all the time. You can keep up-to-date with schools set to open in the future on the Edmonton Public Schools site, or you can check the Edmonton Catholic Schools and Edmonton Private websites for information on alternative schooling options.
Originally published Feb 20, 2018, updated Feb 11, 2020.