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Genesis School

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100 Voices Programs

Genesis School provides unique pre-Kindergarten experiences in non-traditional settings. Our 100 Voices programs are held in the City of Edmonton Recreation Facilities and in the City Attraction Centres. This unique partnership allows for rich programming opportunities and diverse learning experiences where children are central. In these learning environments we are able to provide all that Edmonton Catholic Schools has to offer in a Catholic context.

Programming extensions may include:

  • Aquatic experiences
  • Access to all areas of the City Recreation Facilities (indoor playground, studio spaces, ice arenas, gym, etc.)
  • Access to City instructors to enhance Physical Literacy experiences (e.g. Zumba)
  • Nature/animal interpreters at John Janzen Nature Centre and Edmonton Valley Zoo
  • Physical Literacy enrichment at City Recreational facilities
  • John Janzen Nature Centre focuses on outdoor education, awareness, sustainability, and stewardship
  • Valley Zoo programming focuses on education, conservation, engagement and stewardship centred on a love for animals
  • High school and intergenerational partnerships


Forest School Program

Forest School is an Outdoor Education program where Full day Kindergarten classes come to a River Valley Park each day for full week. Our program runs through the seasons – we play in the rain, snow, wind, and sun – only stopping if the temperatures dip below -20°C. Through Forest School students are allowed to take risks, explore the natural environment, and gain a new understanding of outdoor play. All children – and many of those identified with severe behaviors – respond positively to outdoor environments. Why Forest School?

Each week is unique at Forest School, every group brings something different to the outdoors and the ever-changing Alberta weather keeps things interesting, generally though some of the things the students can expect to do include:

  • Building things with real materials – wood, hammers, nails, mallets and stakes, sand, snow and dirt
  • Playing on the beaches of the North Saskatchewan River
  • Climbing trees and digging in the dirt
  • Learning to tie knots and using ropes
  • Using a saw and hand drill
  • Snowshoeing
  • Building a shelter
  • Language, literacy and numeracy are integrated into each day and the outdoors provides a motivating environment for this to occur

Genesis School
Fresh Start Academic Centres
Cardinal Collins High School Academic Centre
Summer School