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School Philosophy

At Lauderdale School, we maximize student achievement through high academic and behavioural expectations and a strong focus on teaching and learning.  Our students develop a strong sense of pride in their accomplishments.  They acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be responsible and skilled participants in the community.  In a small school atmosphere, we offer a safe, caring environment where students and families feel a sense of belonging as a responsible, respectful and dedicated group of learners. We offer full day Kindergarten, and grade one to six programming in regular classroom settings. French as a Second Language is offered to students in division two.  An emphasis on music in all grades is encouraged.  We are also a district site for elementary students requiring a modified academic program.  As a staff we are focusing our efforts on Universal Design for Learning that will provide multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement for all students.  Using this focus we encourage our learners to be motivated, strategic, goal-oriented, resourceful and knowledgeable. Lauderdale is partnered with the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation to support our full day kindergarten program.
Lauderdale School works in collaboration with nineteen other schools through the North Central Catchment Schools (NCCS).  This work focuses on creating transition supports for all of our students in the North Central Catchment of Edmonton.  Our staff is working on building capacity around Universal Design for Learning to remove barriers encouraging student success, smooth transitions and increased high school completion rates.