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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Escuela Mill Creek serves the students and parents south of the river and Millwoods.  The district will provide busing for students within our areas, that are outside of the maximum walking distance. The school is vibrant with the many different cultures that have come together for the common purpose of learning Spanish.  

    International Spanish Academy

    Escuela Mill Creek School is a designated International Spanish Academy. Escuela Mill Creek School is the first school in Alberta to receive this designation from the education ministry in the government of Spain. Escuela Mill Creek School is unique in that all students are enroled in the Spanish Bilingual Progam. We have recently grown to fill our school's capacity of 350 students. 

    The Spanish Bilingual Program operates where half of instruction is in Spanish and half of the instruction is in English. The subjects that are taught in Spanish are Spanish Language Arts, Math, Health, Art, and Physical Education. The subjects that are taught in English are English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. 

    Why Learn Spanish?  

    1. In the Americas (outside NAFTA) Canada exports nearly $6 billion in goods and commercial services annually.
    2. Mexico is Canada’ 4th largest trading partner.
    3. Canada is the 2nd largest foreign investor in Chile.
    4. Exports to South America in 2000 grew 13% to over $3 billion.
    5. Canadian export growth of close to 20% was recorded to Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
    6. Canada became a member of the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1990. Canadian relations with Latin America have been expanding and Canada has been part of the process to create a free trade zone in the Western Hemisphere.

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  • Program


    Mill Creek is a Spanish Bilingual Program. If students and parents choose Mill Creek as their school they will be in the Spanish Bilingual Program. We accept students in kindergarten and (space permitting) grade one. Students wishing to enter the program in grades two - six must prove Spanish language equivalency skills.

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  • Parent Groups

    Parent Groups

    We have a very vibrant and active School Council. School council supports teachers and administration with communication and fundraising. 


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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Despite the restrictions due to COVID-19, Escuela Mill Creek continues to offer student's leadership opporunities through the grade six LGTBQ+ GSA and the grade five kindness club (star patrol). 

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  • Community


    Escuela Mill Creek is located on 9735 80 Ave which is two blocks from Whyte Avenue. This close knit community sees our school as a hub of vibrant and exciting energy. The community is also going through a revitalization as more young families are moving into the area. Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, every year in May we held our renowned Fiesta, a gathering of community members, parents, friends and family members to celebate Latin American and Hispanic culture and to see our students perform. We hope to continue this vibrant tradition virtually.

    Our Learning Community is centred around our students. Parents and extended family are active and engaged through our school council and in many other ways. The School council hosts fundraiser events, creates communication and support opportunities with classroom teachers, and works alongside school administration to build a vibrant and inclusive school culture. Currently, the school council and fundraising society are building a new expansion to our school playground. 

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Escuela Mill Creek we believe in the following:

    1. That the Parent and school partnership is essential in ensuring that your children receive the best possible education
    2. Open and Honest communication regarding your child's learning is essential to student success
    3. That all children are capable of learning at a high level
    4. That each child be treated with dignity and respect
    5. Creating a safe and caring learning environment is an active and ongoing process

    Vision and Mission Statements. Escuela Mill Creek culture is focused on: 

    1. Español, Academics, and Art
    2. Celebrating our Latin American roots and Hispanic heritage
    3. Representing the International Spanish Academy
    4. Music, art, and culture are experienced by all students
    5. Always Choosing Kindness
    6. Physical activity is essential for health and learning
    7. Todos Juntos


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  • Volunteering


    Escuela Mill Creek Volunteering Opportunities

    We appreciate and welcome all forms of volunteers at our school. If you can help in the library, read to a student, assist in the office, share a talent,  please let us know. Contact the school office to participate in this essential program.

    A sure sign of a successful school is one in which students; staff, parents and community are involved in daily routines and special activities.

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Escuela Mill Creek is proud to be an International Spanish Academy. At Escuela Mill Creek, we believe that student excellence can be acheived through the Spanish Language. Our bilingual program operates with 50% of instruction is in Spanish and 50% in English. Core subjects such as Math, Spanish, P.E, and Health are instructed in Spanish, and Social, Science, and English Language Arts are instructed in English.  We understand the importance of learning a second language in the development of the student cognition and students skills. Our goal is for all students, as they leave school at the end of grade six, to be capable of conversing in Spanish and are motivated to pursue further Spanish programming.   


La Escuela Mill Creek tiene como objetivo crear un ambiente propicio para el aprendizaje del idioma español, en sus diferentes expresiones del gran abanico de pueblos y culturas hispanohablantes.

La Escuela Mill Creek es una Academia Internacional de Español designada por el Ministerio de Educación del gobierno de España. Esta fue la primera escuela que se le dió el rango de tal en la provincia de Alberta y por lo tanto, la mejor establecida con años de experiencia en la enseñanza bilingüe.

La Escuela Mill Creek ofrece, el único programa bilingüe de inglés y español en Edmonton.

Aquí los niños y las niñas aprenden hablar, leer y escribir en español e inglés. Usan estas dos lenguas en el estudio de diferentes asignaturas.

El alumnado de ésta escuela crece considerablemente cada año. Muchas familias escogen Mill Creek para educar a sus hijas e hijos y así asegurarles un mejor futuro. Los invitamos a registrar a su hijo o niña de inmediato.

Nuestra escuela está recibiendo ahora estudiantes para Kindergarten y Grado 1. Para mayor información llame al teléfono (780) 433-5746


Principal's Message

Hello and welcome to the 2020/2021 school year at Escuela Mill Creek.

Welcome to all of our students, parents and community members, both on-line and in-person. This school and school community continues to be an amazing place for our children to learn and for our community to come together. Although coming together is somewhat difficult due to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have still found a way to support one another with kindness, charity, and love. 

This is a special school building as it was constructed on the historic Mill Creek school site in 2018. Out of all the new school buildings in and around Edmonton Escuela Mill Creek has a unique design that makes it, in my view, the best school in the world where students can learn in an open and bright environment that supports the whole child. Having achieved LEED silver certification, our sustainable school building is a reflection of our values as an open culture that is planning for a bright future.  

As a program of choice our learning community comes from all over the city of Edmonton with concentration in and around Ritchie/Mill Creek and Mill Woods. Spanish unites our families and the Spanish language is the academic foundation upon which student learning is built. Along with an understanding of Spanish language and culture, we also focus and support student learning in Spanish numeracy, English reading and writing, and Spanish reading and writing. 

Our mission is to create a learning environment which is safe and caring, that encourages every child to achieve at the highest level and to be their best. We are also committed to equipping students with the kindness, character and skills that they need to live a fulfilled childhood on the path to becoming contributing citizens in the future.

The staff at Escuela Mill Creek, administration, teachers, educational assistants, and custodians, are here for the students success and well-being. We facilitate student safety, happiness, and success. Collectively, we are dedicated to open communication and partnership with families and to creating an equitable and rewarding learning experience that is rooted in the Spansish language and enhanced by Spanish Art and Culture.  

This wonderful project does not work without the engagement of families and community. Gracias familias for always being there,  all together, todos juntos!


Steven Greene
Escuela Mill Creek School 
9735 - 80 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone (780) 433-5746 | Fax: (780) 439-7394
Email: steven.greene@epsb.ca

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Success, one student at a time.