Guided by the Gospel, Catholic tradition and International Baccalaureate® philosophy, Annunciation Catholic Elementary IB World School empowers all students to become internationally-minded, life-long learners and contributing world citizens who are stewards of the Earth.
Inspired by the Catholic faith, students will learn, work together and make informed choices as internationally-minded citizens.
We are an IB PYP World School!
Annunciation Catholic School is an accredited IB World School, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) to students in kindergarten through grade six in West Edmonton. The IB is recognized throughout the world for its excellence in international education. In keeping with our Catholic tradition and with the philosophy of the IB Programme, we work to educate the hearts and minds of our students by offering an outstanding academic program within the context of our Catholic identity and the eight characters of Catholic education – community, tradition, sacramentality, justice, hospitality, rationality, humanness and spirituality.
Annunciation Catholic School provides students with an innovative and vibrant learning environment. Our staff members have been carefully chosen for their excellence in teaching, their commitment to Catholic education, their energy, their enthusiasm and their ability to work within the IB Programme. We are extremely excited about the great things happening in our school and we know that you will be too.
The IB Learner Profile
The IB learner profile is a set of ideals designed to inspire, motivate and unite teachers and students with a common purpose. IB learners strive to be:
INQUIRERS: They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
KNOWLEDGEABLE: They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
THINKERS: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
COMMUNICATORS: They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
PRINCIPLED: They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
OPEN-MINDED: They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
CARING: They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to
service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
RISK-TAKERS: They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
BALANCED: They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
REFLECTIVE: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths
and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
"Strive and Succeed"
It is an honour and privilege for our staff to be educating approximately 330 Kindergarten to Grade Six students entrusted to us this school year. We are committed to providing children with an outstanding education and the very best in Christian character formation.
At Annunciation Catholic School each student feels cared for. Our high expectations for academic achievement and personal conduct draw out the God-given potential of each child, helping them become the people they are meant to be.
We are exceptionally proud of our students and the work we do with them. We are also especially proud to offer the highly-distinguished International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program. We are one of only a select number of schools in all of Western Canada to offer this world class educational program.
We serve the students in the West Central part of Edmonton who reside east of 170 Street, west of 149 Street, north of 87 Avenue, and south of Stony Plain Rd. Students come from the neighbourhoods of Glenwood, West Jasper Place, West Meadowlark Park, Meadowlark Park, Jasper Park and Sherwood. Our catchment area also includes Big Lake Estates, Westview Village and Winterburn on Edmonton’s extreme west end. Parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are encouraged to call the principal, Mrs. Jennifer De Stefanis-Dimas, to inquire about registration or to receive a tour of the school.
An International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme World School
Christ-centered Professional Learning Community
Balanced Literacy Program
Strong Music program
English language learner support
High academic achievement results
Literacy focus and intervention
French instruction beginning in Kindergarten
Full Day Kindergarten programming
On-site out of school care
Strong community partnerships
Mary says yes!
Our heavenly Father chooses a young girl Mary, to be the mother of Jesus Christ, son of God. Even before her birth, God prepares Mary for this privilege by creating her full of grace and love of the Holy Spirit. The Father sends Mary a messenger.
The angel Gabriel says “Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with you.” The angel greets her and tells her she is about to become the Mother of God. Mary says “yes” and opens our world to the light of the world, Jesus Christ. She says “I am the servant of the Lord.”
The power of the most high over shadows her. She conceives and becomes the mother of Jesus. Just as Mary said “yes” to God, so we too say yes and fulfill the plan God has for our life and the lives of others.
Our school community of Annunciation strives to say yes to God, as Mary the most blessed of all women says yes, and in doing so, give glory to God.
Our feast day is celebrated on March 25.
Annunciation School Plan for Continuous Growth 2018-2021
Annunciation School Plan for Continuous Growth 2019-2021
Annunciation Nutrition Policy:
Annunciation Nutrition Policy June 2019.pdf
2018 ECSD Parent Handbook with Policy.pdf
2017 Resources to support healthy food options in schools.pdf
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