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    Esther Starkman School is full in planned classes in Kindergarten to Grade 9 in the Regular program. A Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register. We will now only accept resident students in Grade 1 to 9 who 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 must register online.


    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.

    Yellow bus service will be available for eligible K-6 students in Terwillegar Southwest attending their designated school. Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the preferred transportation service for junior high students.


    Whether your child is new to yellow bus service or a current rider, you need to apply for yellow bus service each school year. 

    The deadline to apply for yellow bus service is June 1, 2022 to make sure your child receives service on the first day of school. You can always apply for bus service throughout the year as bus routes change.

    How TO APPLY 

    STEP 1 Contact your child’s preferred school for information on yellow bus service eligibility

    STEP 2 To apply for service in:

    2022-23: Complete the 2022-23 yellow bus service application form if your child needs service starting in September 2022. 


    You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year. See Link below for more information.

    Final PreEnrolment Parent Information

    The following students are guaranteed admission during pre-enrolment:

    Resident students who live within the attendance area.

    Siblings of current students who are returning to the school the following year.

    Remaining spaces are filled, including when a random selection process is conducted, in the following order:

    Resident students who live in the secondary attendance area, where applicable.

    Resident students who live outside the attendance area.

    Non-resident students subject to any other requirements as outlined in this regulation.

    Please note that our school will not accept online registrations for the 2022-2023 school year before February 1, 2022. 

    Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2022 (born in 2017) may register in Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. 

    If you have questions about registration, please email us at estherstarkman@epsb.ca or call the office at 780-439-2717.  


    Parents of current Division students will need to pre-enrol their child in SchoolZone to tell us the school they would like their child to attend next year.  For detailed information, click here.

    Sign in to your parent SchoolZone account between March 8, 2022 and April 14, 2022 to select your child’s preferred school for next year.  Whether your child is staying at the same school or changing schools, all students need to pre-enrol. Knowing how many students to expect helps schools prepare to welcome them in September.

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Lottery process at Lillian Osborne School next year

Families of Grade 9 students in our school community may wish to know there will be a lottery process at Lillian Osborne School next year.

Edmonton Public Schools reviews enrolment and programs at all schools in our Division each fall to monitor growth and see where schools are on our Division’s Growth Control Model. After carefully reviewing enrolment this fall, Edmonton Public Schools has determined that Lillian Osborne School is at capacity and is implementing a lottery process for resident attendance area students who are new to the school and wish to enrol for the 2022–23 school year. This will only impact resident attendance area students who are new to Lillian Osborne School.

More information about the lottery process is available at epsb.ca/lotteryprocess or you can contact Lillian Osborne School at 780-391-2450. 


Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Students,

It is the mission of Esther Starkman School to “ensure high levels of learning for ALL of our students.” We want our students to think, problem solve and apply the knowledge they learn so that they are exceptionally well prepared to succeed in our ever changing world. To that end, our staff works as a professional learning community engaging in job embedded professional development on a weekly basis. Our teachers are learners themselves, constantly improving their instructional practices and collaborating to create a diverse and rewarding classroom experience.

Esther Starkman is a community school that places great value on creating positive relationships with our parent community. We believe education is a partnership between parents and the school, we therefore strive to provide parents with up to date and relevant information regarding their child’s learning. Daily, through SchoolZone/Goggle Classroom, our parents will receive all the information they require to participate in their child’s school experience.  

On behalf of the staff,  I welcome you to Esther Starkman School.  We hope that your experience at Esther Starkman is rewarding and will cause you to believe as we do, that this truly is a school of “Excellence!”


Sunita Sas


 "Ensuring High levels of learning for all students" 

The 3 Big Ideas: 

Focus on Learning

  • something is not taught unless the student has learned it. 

Focus on Collaboration

  • we are not an isolated collection of teachers under one roof, rather we are a team that works interdependently to achieve common goals 

Focus on Results

  • it is the results of our efforts that we are concerned with.  If we are not getting the results in student achievement that we are expecting, then we will change our actions to get different results.

4 Key Questions:

  1. What do we want students to know?

  2. How do we know if students have learned what we want them to?

  3. What do we do when students do not learn what they are supposed to learn?

  4. What do we do when students already know what they are supposed to learn



Virtual Look at Esther Starkman

Esther Starkman School Virtual Open House - March 10 6:30-7:15 PM 

Our Live Q&A will be March 10th 6:30 - 7:15 PM
Kindergarten    (Virtual Meeting Link
Grade 1 to 9     (Virtual Meeting Link) 

Entry and Exit Doors

Entry Time

Exit Time 


Entry/Exit Location 

Division I 

8:10 am 

11:14 am

AM Kinder

students will enter and exit through the front doors of the school

11:55 am

3:02 pm

PM Kinder

students will enter and exit through the front doors of the school

8:15 am

3:00 pm

Grade 1 

students will enter and exit through the north tarmac doors 

8:20 am

3:02 pm

Grade 2

students will enter and exit through the west boot room doors 

8:15 am 

3:00 pm

Grade 3

students will enter and exit through the west playground doors 

Division II

8:20 am

3:02 pm

Grade 4 

students in 4.2 and 4.3 will enter and west playground doors

8:20 am

3:02  pm

Grade 4 

students in 4.1 will enter and exit through the east bootroom/tarmac doors

8:20 am

3:02 pm

Grade 5 

students will enter and exit through the east field doors

8:15 am

3:00 pm

Grade 6

students will enter and exit through the outside the east bootroom/tarmac doors 

Division III

8:15 am 

2:50 pm

Grade 7

students will enter through the front doors of the school

8:15 am

2:50 pm 

Grade 8 

students will enter through the west wing back doors

8:20 am 

2:52 pm 

Grade 9

students will enter through the front doors of the school