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School Profile

It is our aim to provide the best possible learning environment for our students. We believe that each student is unique with individual abilities and interests. 

Penson School is dedicated to helping each child develop his/her individual abilities to their fullest extent. As a school we also believe that no person, group, organization or institution is solely responsible for the education of our youth, we all play a key role.

We recognize the rights and responsibilities of parents to be involved in their child's schooling and provide opportunities for that to take place. We believe in open and honest communication between parents and teachers.
22 km south of Grande Prairie, Alberta, in the rural hamlet of Grovedale.

Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

Special features:
Our facility is equipped with a welcoming library and a full-size gymnasium to accommodate our active extracurricular sports teams. Students access technology using iPads and Chromebooks, and classrooms are equipped with assistive technology (Smartboards). Students also have access to robotics and coding materials. In addition, we have a  science lab, canteen, music room, and a stage for drama productions. All students enjoy an expansive playground and a large open field.

The school offers Junior Kindergarten, Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), Empower Reading, and numerous student support personnel, including a Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) support worker, First Nations, Metis, Inuit Liaison Worker (FNMI) support, Alberta Health Services child mental health worker, inclusive education and educational technology coaches, a librarian, and student educational assistants.

In addition to provincially prescribed core programs, Penson offers a range of complementary courses focusing on the fine arts, practical arts, robotics, small engine repair, construction, outdoor education, and athletics. All grades have access to computer technology that can be integrated into the core program. Students have the option to study French in Grades 4-8. 

Contact us:
(780) 532-6390
View our staff list.

Trustee Contact:
Stefanie Clarke, Ward 7: [email protected]