Belmead School, located in the west end serves elementary students from the Belmead neighbourhood. Belmead is comprised of single detached houses, townhouse complexes and apartments. Aboriginal Head Start (Mother Earth and Me) program leases space in our school and provides early education opportunities to some of our early learners in the community. Belmead partners with Hawkestone Sobeys, West End Costco, The School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, E4C, Food for Thought program, the Junior League of Edmonton, The Pet Therapy Society of Alberta and the University of Alberta Study Buddy Program.
At Belmead School we believe that learning is a life-long process in which the school, the parents and the community need to work in partnership to ensure the development of responsible citizens in a safe and caring environment. We believe that all students are capable of learning and need to be challenged at their own level with a focus on personal growth and achievement. We aim to provide our students with engaging opportunities to be critical thinkers, healthy and active participants, team players and technologically adept 21st century literate learners.
Belmead School provides inclusive full day programming for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. In addition Belmead School is also a District Site for Interactions with two classrooms, a Div. I (grade 1-3) and Div. II (grade 4-6). This is a program for students with Autism. We support the integration of students with special needs in regular classrooms with appropriate support. French as a Second Language is available in Grades 4 to 6. Belmead is part of the Apple Project Promoting active Living and Healthy Eating (APPLE Schools), an initiative of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Through the Project Belmead School has been provided with resources and support to help the school become a health promoting school and create an environment in which students, staff, parents and community "make the healthy choice the easy choice". Belmead School belongs to a cohort of schools called the West 8. The eight schools in this cohort align professional development activities and share a common early Thursday dismissing at 12:00 p.m.