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Emily Carr Elementary serves more than 300 students in Kindergarten to Grade Seven. The school is located in a diverse yet stable neighbourhood in the Douglas Park Area, on the northeast corner of King Edward and Oak Street. Emily Carr School is named after the great Canadian writer and painter, Emily Carr. Examples of her art can be found around the school as a reminder of her legacy. The school, while not always called Emily Carr, has been an integral part of the neighbourhood since 1911 and the original school house on this current still stands and is very much in use. There is a second building in use that was built in 1916. The main area of the school was a later addition built until 1965. Several generations of families have been educated at our school and many of these families still remain in the neighbourhood, and their children attend our school.
Emily Carr students, staff and parents work together each year to create a rich, positive learning environment for all. Parents work as active partners within our school with a particular focus on increasing opportunities for our students. Our dynamic PAC is very active in fundraising and organizing extra-curricular events. Many parents are actively involved in volunteering and classroom support opportunities. We have a well- established School Planning Council and parents work together with staff to plan for our school.