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  • Focused on the three R

    Focused on the three R's!

    Hardisty K-9 School is pleased to welcome our students to the 2016 - 2017 school year. Our students are focused on being respectful, building strong relationships and being responsible citizens of our world. These three R's guide our work and are the foundation of our Building Tomorrow's Leaders motto for all our students. Find out more by chatting with our staff or our students.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Hardisty K-9 School's motto is "Building Tomorrow's Leaders". It is our goal for Hardisty to be seen as exemplary; one that is a positive choice for neighborhood students as well as for those interested in the variety of district programs offered here. The quality and effectiveness of our school will be reflected in excellence and in the confidence and satisfaction of our students, parents, staff, and community. All stakeholders at Hardisty will be committed to develop and enhance a "Culture of Diligence" and we agree that bright futures begin here.

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  • Instructional Focus

    Instructional Focus

    Hardisty K-9 School has a strong focus on student achievement. It is what we are all about.

    To that end we have zeroed in on Literacy and Numeracy. Our division one and two students have common literacy intervention reading group times everyday. Our divison three students have common language arts and math times that allow for flexible groupings and individualized instruction.

    We are proud of the gains we are making in these areas and continue to build the skills necessary to make today's learners, tomorrow's leaders.

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Hardisty K-9 School, nestled near the beautiful North Saskatchewan River valley, provides students with an excellent educational foundation and offers programming for Kindergarten through to Grade 9. We're proud of our positive and caring school community and the distinct programs that make our school rich in diversity but unified in purpose. Hardisty students take pride in their connection to this strong community, which is built on the dual foundations of excellence in effort and a culture of diligence.

In additional to our regular programming, we are proud to offer a variety of additional opportunities such as Logos Christian program, Independent Support Program, Interactions Program, French as a second language from grades 4-9 and Spanish as a second language in Junior High. We encourage you to explore the Programs section of this site, or to call us, to learn more. We'd love to talk to you!

Principal's Message

Welcome to Hardisty K-9 School: Home of the Hornets!



  Clinton Preeper, Acting Principal



Excellence through Effort 

Hardisty is on the cutting edge of education. As the first middle school in Edmonton to allow students to bring their own laptops into the building, Hardisty has made a clear commitment to incorporating technology as a tool to enhance all curricular areas. As such, Hardisty has two traditional computer labs, one mobile laptop lab, four sets of Notebooks and each classroom is equipped with the most up-to-date technology available, such as LCD projectors, SMART Boards, and a robust wireless network with laptops available for students who may not have their own.

Hardisty's commitment to excellence is seen through the efforts of our teachers and students to put these unique opportunities to use. Hardisty is proud to have a vibrant and energetic staff and a student body who endeavors to do their very best. Hardisty strives to be ever learning and improving, to provide diverse and varied programs, to build high-functioning and collaborative teacher teams, and above all to provide an environment where student learning is the focus.

Culture of Diligence

At Hardisty, we believe that teacher learning drives student learning. Hardisty teachers are committed to sharpening their professional skills and passing the benefits of their knowledge to their students. Working in diligent collaboration instead of in isolation allows Hardisty teachers to become stronger and more capable of making quality educational decisions for students.

The basis of this culture of diligence is the belief that to be successful in school each student must come to class on time with all required materials and a positive attitude, diligently finish all homework and be prepared to work with classmates to develop positive, respectful relationships.

Respect, Responsibility and Relationships

These are not just words; they are a daily reality.  At Hardisty, our goal is to create and maintain a positive culture as each individual - teacher and student alike - upholds their part in giving respect, taking responsibility and building relationships.

We are a strong, diverse and caring community that we invite you to call "home." To learn more about Hardisty School or to register your child, please call us at 780.469.0426.