NEW fundraising initiative underway for King Edward School

Art has been our passion for many, many years at King Edward Elementary School. This year we want that passion to be even more visible! We will be hiring local mural artist AJA Louden to paint a vibrant mural on the farthest west wall of our school (see photo below) – to be admired and appreciated by our school, the Old Strathcona Community, and many more who visit this wonderful neighbourhood.

Farthest west wall of the school & home to our future mural

We hope to also raise enough money to hire AJA to work with our kids! From learning lettering techniques, to creating their own logos, our kids will have the opportunity to learn from an inspiring artist and gain an appreciation of murals as a form of public art.

Fundraising efforts are underway through the school’s fundraising body: King Edward Educational Parent Society (KEEPS)

To help us with our ongoing fundraising for this initiative, AJA has also donated a stunning, vibrant original painting entitled “It’s Like a Jungle Sometimes” (see image below)!

With a minimum donation of $20.00, donors will be entered into a random draw for the painting (one entry per donor name). The draw will take place January 29th 2022. All funds raised will go directly to this initiative and our school mural. 

To donate, please e-transfer KEEPS: (please indicate “mural fund” in notes).

Note: Because KEEPS is a parent run fundraising body, and not a registered charity, we are unable to provide a charitable tax receipt. For more info email:

Our School


King Edward Elementary School is located in Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. We honour the diverse Indigenous peoples whose ancestors’ footsteps have marked this land for centuries such as the Nêhiyawak, the Papaschase First Nation, Dene, Tsuut’ina, Anishnaabe, the Nakota Sioux, the Niitsitapi, as well as Métis and Inuit and now settlers from around the world. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and build community on this territory.

This is a living and evolving acknowledgment. We are making efforts to unlearn and learn in order to improve our relationship to the people and physical presence of this space.

Discover creativity-infused learning at King Edward Elementary School!

King Edward Elementary is a vibrant community school located in the heart of historic, family-oriented Old Strathcona. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 achieve high levels of academic success in an arts-intensive learning environment.

Welcome message from King Edward Elementary School Council Chair Jesse Enns Power

We couldn’t be more proud of our little community school in the heart of one of the best neighbourhoods in the city. Parents and guardians (including grandparents, aunties, and uncles etc) play an important role in the health of our school community – inside the classrooms and out. From the creation of a community garden, to the funding of our art’s enrichment program, field trips, and library collection: our school wouldn’t be what it is without the involvement of families and their participation. In this bizarre time, when the community is constrained by health measures, the School Council is exploring new ways to bring our community members together. We are tackling essential issues such as racism, diversity, and inclusion in order to make our school community even better. We want to build relationships with our Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers and learn about the history of this land where our school now sits. We want to strengthen relationships with community partners. Please join us!