Welcome to Victoria School of the Arts where students are passionately engaged!
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The heart of Victoria School lies in the joy to learn, the passion to create and the wonder of discovery. Victoria School of the Arts offers a dynamic and diverse program designed to challenge you academically, while encouraging you to explore and develop your unique artistic skills and talents. Staff and students consistently bring their best as they work collaboratively to inspire an atmosphere of creativity, self-discipline, integrity and dedication, which invites all students to excel in their arts and academic pursuits.
The arts have the power to transform the learning experience. They provide the foundation for a rich and meaningful education nurturing authentic connections across the curriculum in partnership with a strong and rigorous academic program. We know that creativity, ingenuity, empathy and innovation are the keys to success in today’s complex, changing world and as such, Victoria students are fortunate to attend the district’s only K-12 school offering arts programming in Dance, Music, Visual Art, New Media and Drama within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Programme.
At Victoria School students are invited to build upon their creative capacity to inquire with deep curiosity, to think unconventionally, to question the norm and imagine and reflect on new perspectives in order to become more passionate and compassionate members of the local and global community.
To walk through the doors of the school and into our vibrant hallways, is often enough for visitors to sense an energy that is unlike any other school. This atmosphere is nurtured by a respect for community, creativity and responsibility that extends from individual to ensemble. This must be what leads so many of our students and families to say that Victoria School of the Arts feels like ‘home’!
"I loved going to Victoria School. It was a school that let me grow and flourish in my passion for Art and Dance!"
Kreesha Turner, Canadian R&B and Pop Singer
"Being a student at Victoria School of the Arts inspired a life-long love of learning, a career in arts education, and a passion for the theatre. To say it was the most formative experience of my life would be an understatement! As the Acting Director of the MFA in Performance Pedagogy at the University of Pittsburgh, I have dedicated my career to paying it forward, sharing the lessons about life and art that I learned at Victoria with a new generation of theatre teachers and artists."
Stacey Cabaj, Acting Director of the MFA in Performance Pedagogy University of Pittsburgh
"The high level of skills, professionalism and positive attitude exhibited from the talented students of Victoria is extraordinary. Kudos to all the gifted faculty."
Bob Baker, Artistic Director, The Citadel Theatre
"I am constantly thrilled and enchanted by the spirit of Victoria School. Not only does the school do extraordinary work with young people in the arts, they do it in the spirit of generosity, life-long learning and true expansion of head and heart. It is a remarkable learning environment."
Catrin Owen, Parent and Past Chair of the Edmonton Arts Council