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For students currently enrolled at an Edmonton Public School:


Between March 11 and April 15, 2019, parents of students currently attending District schools can select their child’s preferred school for 2019-2020 by signing in to their parent SchoolZone account.  You can even use the mobile version of SchoolZone to complete the process directly from your Smartphone!  The process takes about five minutes and simply involves clicking a few buttons under the Next Year tab.  Note:  For those who are applying for entry to our Challenge program please be aware that you must be coded.  Please include a short message confirming that Challenge is your desire in the notes section.


For students who are NEW to Edmonton Public Schools:


A registration form can be downloaded from the Edmonton Public Schools website (www.epsb.ca), or obtained from the school office.  It needs to be returned to the Vernon Barford School office between February 4, 2019 at 9:00 am and April 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm.


Students are guaranteed acceptance if they reside in our attendance area or have siblings who will continue to be enrolled at Vernon Barford for the 2019-20 school year.

Parents will need to bring in the following supporting documentation to verify student identity and that their residence is in our catchment area:

  • Student’s Canadian Birth Certificate (or proof of eligibility to attend school in Canada, for example, Canadian Passport/PR Card/Citizenship Card or Certificate WITH Non-Canadian Birth Certificate if the student was born outside Canada) , AND
  • Minimum of three documents from the following list for proof of residence address:
    • Parent’s Driver’s License
    • Utility Bills for the residence
    • Other Bills or Bank Statements
    • Rental Agreement / Mortgage document
    • Please note that the above documents all need to show parent(s) name and consistent mailing/service address within the school attendance boundaries .

Registration deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm.


Please check our current Boundary Map to see if you reside in our boundaries. 


Enrollment Limits:


Please be aware that Vernon Barford is an enrollment limit school.  Initially, we ensure that we can accommodate all students who live in our attendance boundaries and select Vernon Barford prior to the registration deadline.  While each year we also accept students from outside our boundaries, we have an enrollment cap in all of our programs that cannot be exceeded.  For example, we can only accept 60 Challenge students in grade 7 each year.  We do not typically accept Challenge students at the grade 8 or 9 level as students who join us in grade 7 remain with us through the end of grade 9 so the program is already full.  Also note that both the Challenge program and the Literacy program are special needs programs and as such, students need to be coded by their current school if they wish to be considered for entrance to one of these programs.  Should we receive more applications for a program than we can accept, we will employ a random selection process in accordance with EPSB guidelines.  Also note that no way exists to predict if we will need to employ a random selection process as our school five year data shows no trend in any program (i.e., some years we need to employ a random selection process in one or more programs and some years we do not).

If you have an EPS Student School Zone account, please check the link below to see the life at Vernon Barford.

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