Schools & Post Secondary Institutes

Public Schools

Northern Gateway Regional School Division No. 10 operates all public schools in Whitecourt.  Contact Northern Gateway at 780-778-2800 or visit www.ngps.ca.

Central School

Elementary school for children grade 3 to grade 5.  

  • Tammy McKeever, Principal
  • 780-778-2136
  • Fax: 780-778-5150
  • 4807 - 53 Avenue, T7S 1N2
  • central@ngrd.ab.ca

Pat Hardy Elementary School

Elementary school for children, pre-school to grade 2.              

  • Jackie Mines, Principal
  • Phone: 780-778-6266
  • Fax: 780-778-6760
  • 35 Feero Drive, T7S 1M8
  • pathardy@ngrd.ab.ca

Percy Baxter School

Percy serves students in grades 6, 7 & 8.

  • Helen Haugjord, Principal
  • 780-778-3898
  • Fax: 780-778-8416
  • 1 Mink Creek Road, T7S 1S2
  • percy@ngrd.ab.ca

Hilltop High School

Grades 9 through 12.                      

  • Brent Northcott, Principal
  • 780-778-2446
  • Fax: 780-778-8818
  • 71 Sunset Boulevard, T7S 1N1
  • hilltop@ngrd.ab.ca

Hilltop Storefront School

An outreach school that provides an alternative education for students from grades 10 to 12.

Separate Schools

The Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No. 42 operates separate schools in Whitecourt. Contact Living Waters at 780-778-5666 or visit www.livingwaters.ab.ca.

St. Mary School/Ecole St. Mary

A safe and caring learning environment for students of all faiths from jr. kindergarten to grade 3. Offers a variety of programs; including French Immersion, junior kindergarten, and full day everyday kindergarten.                                  

St. Joseph School / Ecole St. Joseph

Enrolls students from grades 4 to 12. We enjoy a strong academic program, dynamic drama and music program, FSL (French as a second language), and a strong athletic program. Also offers French Immersion, grades 4 to 9, CTS (over 50 strands), and a very active Work Experience and Registered Apprenticeship Program.                        

  • Michel Despins, Principal, Sharon Davyduke, Assistant Principal; Sarah McKinnon, Assistant Principal
  • 780-778-2345
  • Fax: 780-778-2008
  • 3804 - 47 Street, T7S 1M8
  • michel.despins@livingwaters.ab.ca

Private Schools

Brite View Pre-School

Pre-Schoolers learning, socializing, developing self-esteem; three classes, 3 and 4 year olds.

  • Eileen Blenman - 780-706-0619
  • 55 Sunset Boulevard, T7S 1H5

Whitecourt District Preschool Society

Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds. Leave a message and a board member will return your call.

  • 780-778-2251
  • 51 Whitecourt Avenue, T7S 1H3

Whitecourt Home School Association

Provides information, encouragement and support to anyone interested, from beginners to seasoned veterans.  We maintain a mailing list and Facebook page, plan field trips, special events, seminars, classes and gatherings.

Post Secondary Schools and Training

Alberta Works

Alberta Works provides employment and training programs to help unemployed or underemployed Albertans improve their skills so they can find and keep meaningful employment. Alberta Works hosts job fairs throughout the year to connect employers with job seekers.  in addition, Alberta Works provides one-on-one career and employment counselling and access to training programs to all Albertans.  It also actively works with employers to help address their anticipated labour market needs and provides access to programs and services.  These services include Employer Connections, Canada-Alberta Job Order Bank Services, Job Fairs, Business and Industry Liaison Staff, Labour Market Information, Workforce Partnerships, First Nations/Aboriginal Training to Employment Programs and more.  

  • #202 Midtown Mall, 5115 49th Avenue, Whitecourt

Norquest College

The Norquest College Whitecourt campus has been serving the community since 1989.  NorQuest collaborates with 14 Community Adult Education Councils, made up of industry, local government and other community adult learning partners, to determine and meet the needs of adult learners in our region.