Some words from each program

Active Living School

Everything we do is tied to our belief in physical competence and facility comfort. We introduce students to facility staff and operational practice, provide active and energetic physical activity sessions, and encourage daily reflection. Students and teachers are immersed for an entire week in this active and educational program!


Students see the world of aviation through a brand new lens, meet inspiring people, and learn about careers through mentor presentations, conversations, hands-on activities, and tours. They will also have the opportunity to go behind the scenes with Edmonton International Airport, NAV CANADA, Edmonton Flying Club, Canadian North, North Cariboo Air, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. We invite you to join us on this week-long interactive and immersive experience as we focus on aviation careers, aviation safety, and design thinking for innovation.

City Hall School 

Leaving the confines of the classroom and immersing themselves in the rich learning in community of City Hall students gain an understanding of complexity of issues that affect our city and the important roles of citizens in municipal government.  Student journals are filled with Reflections, Observations, Wonders and Sketches as they focus on social responsibility, the environment, history and democracy.  The connections with their city and curriculum start in September with a presentation of a “Key to the City” and end with a celebration of citizenship.  Weekly City Beat eNewsletters keep classes engaged and inquiring.

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Edmonton Oilers ICE School

At ICE School teachers are given the opportunity to move their classroom into the world of Rogers Place and the new Edmonton Ice District.  ICE School incorporates site facilities and the provincial curriculum to develop a week of hands on learning to fit the needs of each class.  At ICE School we believe learning occurs when experiences are concrete, real and meaningful, when connections are made between topics, concepts and skills and when time is provided for observation and reflections using journals.

Fort School (Fort Edmonton Park)

Fort School, as part of the Inquiring Minds Network, is a unique week-long onsite program where students are able to explore, discover and inquire into their learning. 

Fort School is developed with the Alberta Education curriculum in mind, and ensures that students are able to engage in hands-on, cross-curricular learning during the week. Students participate in a variety of multi-sensory and diverse learning activities that brings their education to life through inquiry and experiential learning. 

With the addition of our award-winning Indigenous Peoples Experience exhibit, Fort School will be anchored at this space and teachings throughout their time at Fort Edmonton Park. This exhibit was designed in consultation with our partners the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations and the Métis Nation of Alberta.

Jube School (Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium)

Jube School is available as a 5-Day site field study as a part of Inquiring Minds. Creating a year-long partnership between, the teacher, classroom and Jube School. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an immersive multi-disciplinary experience with an ethnocultural focus operating out of the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Participants will work with a diverse group of world-class experts and artists exploring visual, technical and, performing arts in an interactive environment. We connect cross-curricular subjects using a unique and hands-on method, enriching both the individual as well as the collective experience. 

Museum School (Royal Alberta Museum)

Experience the Royal Alberta Museum as your classroom for a week. Explore our brand new exhibits, walk in the footsteps of museum staff and discover some of the incredible work that goes on behind the scenes of Western Canada’s largest museum. With authentic experiences at every turn, RAM Museum School provides countless curriculum connections and offers unparalleled insight into one of Alberta’s richest resources.

Make the museum your own at RAM Museum School!

School at the Legislature

Bring your students to our fully equipped classroom to experience government first-hand and to meet the people behind today’s headlines!  The School at the Legislature program is targeted towards meeting all aspects of the Grade 6 curriculum and aims to educate students about citizenship and democracy while providing a fun and exciting learning environment.

Science School @ TWOSE (TELUS World of Science Edmonton)

Science School is designed to inspire students to explore STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through collaborative design projects, guided explorations of the natural environment, experimentation with engineering and technology, and learning through play. This journey will help students develop a passion for science and discover the areas that excite them.

Sound School (Francis Winspear Centre for Music)

Explore all aspects of sound in this week spent at the Winspear Centre!  You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at concerts and other events, with the opportunity to meet professional musicians, sit in on an Edmonton Symphony orchestra rehearsal, and even perform on-stage!  Students will gain hands-on experiences with a variety of instruments, will explore the acoustic properties of Enmax Hall, and will learn about the importance that Arts and Culture have within our community.

U School (University of Alberta)

U School is designed to give students the opportunity to interact with University of Alberta staff, students, professors and community members while learning about a wide variety of teacher-directed topics.  Students are introduced to the U of A and our sessions take place primarily on North Campus.  Please note U School only accepts applicants from socially vulnerable metro areas and provides rural opportunities to those outside of metro areas.

Zoo School (Edmonton Valley Zoo)

Get closer to the animals at the Edmonton Valley Zoo!   Imagine how memorable learning is when smelling, touching, hearing and seeing our residents up close and personal.   Zoo School offers a customized curricular week long immersion into the inner workings of the zoo.  This program builds writing and observational skills through the use of a naturalist journal, beginning in September and carrying on throughout the year until June

Coming Soon

Forest School (Throughout Edmonton)

With an eye towards a 2022/2023 launch, the Edmonton Forest School Society is excited to be working on the development of an Inquiring Minds site school. Through deepened connection with natural spaces local to their schools, teachers and students will foster lasting relationships with the land, with their communities and with each other. Keep an eye on the Edmonton Forest School Society website for details about this exciting project.