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    Balwin School - You Belong Here!

    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school

    For the CURRENT (2023 - 2024) school year, Balwin School is full in planned classes in the regular program and Cogito program.

    We can only accept resident students in Kindergarten and in Grades 1 to 9 who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area.

    Currently (2023-2024), Cogito is being offered at the grade 7 level only. 

    For the NEXT (2024-2025) school year, Balwin is full in planned classes For the 2024 - 2025 Kindergarten to Grade 9 in the regular program AND Grades 7 and 8 in the Cogito program. 

    We will no longer accept enrolment requests for these grade levels in the Cogito program.

    For the regular program, a Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register.

    We will only accept resident students in Grades 1 to 9 whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have newly moved into the school’s attendance area for the regular program. 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 if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can come to the school office or  register online















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Balwin School has heart. We want you to be and know that you Capable, Confident and Connected. 

Please take a look at our Balwin Family Handbook for 2023-2024!

Balwin Family Handbook 2023-2024

Check out our video tours to see our school:

Please contact us in the school office to book a visit with Ms. Mathew, our Principal, or Ms. Lawrence, our Assistant Principal, who are looking forward to meeting you.

Supply Lists

We are looking forward to an excellent year of learning.

Please have a look at our supply lists in preparation for school.

Kindergarten Supply List

Grade 1 Supply List

Grade 2 Supply List

Grade 3 Supply List

Grade 4 Supply List

Grade 5 Supply List

Grade 6 Supply List

Junior High Gr. 7-8-9 Supply List

Opportunity Junior High Supply List

Elementary Opportunity Supply List

Interactions Elementary Supply List




Principal's Message

Hello Balwin Family and welcome to this amazing learning community!  

At Balwin School, we focus on high quality education to support the needs of all students, and we are very fortunate to have exceptional staff that create meaningful and enriching learning opportunities. We are excited for this school year and the possibilities it brings. We are rich in diversity and that richness is our strength. 

For 2023-2024 we are introducing our new anchor words that will guide our conversations, support and expectations for everyone in the Balwin Family: Capable, Confident, and Connected

Balwin and the Division's Strategic Plan:

Priority #1

  • Build on outstanding learning opportunities for all students

Capable, Confident, and Connected Students: Balwin school provides an excellent start to learning and success for every student. This foundation is critical for success beyond school.  

Priority #2 

  • Advance action towards anti-racism and reconciliation

Capable, Confident, and Connected Students: The Balwin community is characterized by a richly diverse population.  This diversity creates vibrancy and opportunities to meaningfully engage all learners, thus ensuring they have lives of opportunity, dignity and fulfillment. There is a strong desire to engage families and the community at large to provide guidance and wisdom for our journey in anti-racism and toward reconciliation.  At Balwin, our school community continues to ensure all students and staff are seen, valued and understood.  All members are acknowledged, know that they belong, and have a voice in their experience in helping to build our school community. 

Priority #3 

  • Promote a comprehensive approach to student and staff well-being and mental health

Capable, Confident, and Connected Students: With a wealth of partnerships, Balwin is able to assist our school community with supporting the whole child in a manner that supports families and promotes public education. 

  • The Family Centre (Roots & Wings worker)
  • E4C (lunch program)
  • The Edmonton Food Bank (breakfast program)
  • Edmonton Immigrant Settlement Association (EISA)
  • Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society (CHIMO)
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters (student mentoring)
  • Argyll School (Reach Out program)
  • University of Alberta (student tutors) 
  • Free Play (after school sports program)  

Balwin continues to develop opportunities for students to contribute to the school community by leadership programs and activities, thus increasing engagement, belonging and well being.

I look forward to the year ahead. Please know I am available to meet and discuss concerns and questions.  I am committed to ensuring your child experiences a vibrant learning community and has opportunities in which to meaningfully engage, thus ensuring they have lives of opportunity, dignity and fulfillment. 

Carolyn Mathew M. Ed





Balwin Student Land Acknowledgement

Balwin Students worked on a Land Acknowledgment Project which is displayed in our atrium. As a part 2 of this project a representation of students from Division 1,2, and 3 recorded some of their reflections, creating this beautiful and unique Balwin School Land Acknowledgment. Enjoy.