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Opening in September 2016, Roberta MacAdams School in Blackmud Creek (Heritage Valley) will accommodate:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 6
  • 650 students

Grades offered at schools try to maximize the number of students in the community who can attend the school. This can change over time depending on the number and age of students in the community.


  • Heritage Valley is a collection of neighbourhoods in southwest Edmonton.
  • The new school construction will be located in the Blackmud Creek neighbourhood at
    2099 Blackmud Creek Drive SW. ‌
  • The school will be located at the northwest corner of the site. Check out the site plan


Students Who Are New to the District (Including Kindergarten)

Schools start accepting registration for new students for the 2016-2017 school year on February 2, 2016. If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, including those entering Kindergarten, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form.

Because the school is still under construction, you can submit a registration form for Roberta MacAdams School at any school across the District. When registering at a school: 

  • make sure the school knows you'd like to register for Roberta MacAdams School
  • bring your completed registration form
  • bring confirmation of address
  • bring legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship and birth date

The school will make sure your registration package is delivered to the principal of the new school. Learn more about registering a new student and examples of accepted documentation

Students Who Currently Attend a District School

If your child is currently attending a District school and would like to attend Roberta MacAdams School for the 2016-2017 school year, you can select the school by signing in to your parent SchoolZone account when it opens for pre-enrolment on March 14, 2016. Learn more about pre-enrolling current District students in SchoolZone

Random Selection

Students living in the attendance area are guaranteed entrance to Roberta MacAdams School. Students living outside the attendance area may be accepted if there is still room after students in the attendance are have been accommodated.If the number of students who want to attend the school exceeds the available space, applicants from outside the school’s designated attendance area (but within the City of Edmonton) are chosen by random selection. Learn more about random selection


New schools opening in 2016 and 2017 will only offer the regular program. You can use the Find a School tool to search for schools that offer alternative programs.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Roberta MacAdams School. We heard from some of you at our information meetings and many more through our online survey.  While not everyone will be happy with the decisions, please know they were made with thoughtful consideration, reviewing your feedback, and with the best interest of your children in mind.


The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Roberta MacAdams School:

  • Students living in Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, MacEwan and Richford will be designated to attend Roberta MacAdams School for K-6 and D.S. MacKenzie for Grades 7-9.
  • Students in K-5 who are currently enrolled at Johnny Bright School and live in Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, MacEwan and Richford, are re-directed to Roberta MacAdams School.
  • Students in Grades 6-8 who are currently enrolled at Johnny Bright School and live in Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, MacEwan and Richford can continue to attend Johnny Bright School.
  • Siblings of students in Grade 6-8 who are currently enrolled at Johnny Bright School can continue to attend.
  • The school will have an open attendance area boundary. This means that students living outside the school’s attendance area can apply to attend.  If the number of students who want to attend a school or program exceeds the available space, new applicants from outside the school’s designated attendance area are chosen by random selection.
  • Yellow bus service will be provided for eligible elementary living in Richford, Blackburne and MacEwan. Learn more about yellow bus service.

VIEW: Map and Attendance Area Details


While three options were considered, the approved attendance area allows for the largest number of students to attend a school close to their home. The redirection of the Kindergarten to Grade 5 students living in Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, MacEwan and Richford to Roberta MacAdams School was part of the Student Accommodation Plan for Johnny Bright School (approved in February 2014) to help ease overcrowding.

The decision suspends administration regulation Student Accommodation (HC.AR), Section 3 – Grandfathering. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to grandfather students in K-Grade 5 at Johnny Bright School, as it continues to be near or at capacity. This new attendance area for Roberta MacAdams will provide the greatest relief for enrolment pressures at Johnny Bright.

  • Siblings of junior high students can continue to attend Johnny Bright School.


The new school in Blackmud Creek will be named after Roberta MacAdams, one of Canada’s first female MLAs who took her oath of office alongside Louise McKinney. MacAdams was the first woman in the British Empire to introduce and pass a bill. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of four more new schools at a public meeting on June 23, 2015.

Child Care 

Edmonton Public Schools has partnered with the YMCA to open a child care centre in Roberta MacAdams School in September 2016. The centre will serve children from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend the school. 

The YMCA's full-time rates, effective September 2016, will be: 

  • $775/month for Kindercare 
  • $510/month for school-aged care 

To register or for more information, contact the YMCA at cpage@northernalberta.ymca.ca. 



  • the Province has turned the keys over to Edmonton Public Schools
  • equipment and supplies are being delivered


  • staff will set up classrooms and office space in mid-August
  • Roberta MacAdams School will welcome students on September 1, 2016


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