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  • Welcome Back, BLUES!

    Welcome Back, BLUES!

    *The image on the right was taken by Grade 9 photography student - Nuala Wong (2022/23)

    Welcome to the Vernon Barford website, and thank you for your interest in our school. If you are a returning student, Welcome Back!   

    The core purpose of our school is to: 

    1. Ensure learning 
    2. Promote the positive development of the whole child.  

    Our school is home to approximately 800 students in grades 7 to 9. We offer Regular and Gifted & Talented programming at all three grade levels. We continue to have a proud tradition of providing excellence and opportunity in academics and various extracurricular activities.

    Vernon Barford School has a limited attendance area. If you are new to our school, proof of residency (utility bill, rental/purchase agreement, driver's license) must be included with your student's registration package. You can check if Vernon Barford School is your designated school by clicking the Find a School Tool link.

    If you are a resident within our primary attendance area and are a resident of EPSB, we are happy to accept your registration to Vernon Barford School. Please note only after students from our primary neighbourhoods are accommodated will students from outside these areas be considered.

    Please click here to access our School Supply List.

    Open House 2023-24:

    Please join us on Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 6:30-8:00 pm for our 2023 school Open House. We are excited to show you what being a Vernon Barford BLUES is all about! 

    Pre-enrol in SchoolZone for the 2023-24 School Year:

    Get ready for the 2023–24 school year! Sign in to your parent SchoolZone account between March 6 and April 14 to select your child’s preferred school for next year. 

    Whether your student is staying at Vernon Barford or changing schools, all students need to pre-enrol. Knowing how many students to expect helps schools prepare us to welcome them in September.

     If you need help, contact the school at 780-413-2211 or read the pre-enrolment handout

    Are you looking for more information?

    Look at the 2023-24 Vernon Barford Info Zone for more detailed information on our school culture, activities, and frequently asked questions, or to take a tour.


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Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Vernon Barford Junior High School.
My name is Lon McMullen, and I am honoured to join the Vernon Barford family as the new principal. I would love to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have been with Edmonton Public Schools for the past 27 years, during which I have served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. For the last four years, I have been the principal of Laurier Heights School. This is an exciting time as we begin a new school year filled with hope and optimism. For our new students, welcome! I am as excited to learn more about this wonderful school as you are. For our returning students, I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and supporting you as you continue your Junior High journey.
The staff at Vernon Barford are looking forward to an amazing school year ahead and working with the school community to ensure success for every student.
I look forward to leading and building upon an already amazing Vernon Barford School community. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or require more information about our school.
Thank you,
Lon McMullen