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  • Dr. Lila Fahlman

    Dr. Lila Fahlman

    ‌Dr. Lila Fahlman was an educator, philanthropist and social-justice advocate who founded the Canadian Council of Muslim Women in 1982. Fahlman grew up in a Muslim family in the tiny Village of Limerick, Saskatchewan, with a Lebanese father and English-American mother. She was heavily involved in her community, including as a member of the Girl Guides of Canada and as part of the honour guard when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth came to Canada during the 1939 royal tour, the first time a reigning monarch had visited the country. Fahlman raised three children and then earned her education degree in 1962 from the University of Alberta, going on to work as a home economics teacher at Jasper Place and Ross Sheppard high schools. After becoming the first woman in Canada to obtain her PhD in educational psychology in 1982 from the University of Alberta, she went on to work as a school counsellor. All three of Fahlman’s children also became teachers. Fahlman was the first Muslim woman in Canada to sit on a school board when she was elected as an Edmonton Public Schools trustee in 1986. She led the non-profit World Interfaith Education Association and worked to integrate Islamic education into the public school system in Edmonton. In 2001, she became the first Muslim woman awarded the Order of Canada, in recognition for her service to the Muslim community, her work to curb violence against women and her efforts to promote interfaith dialogue. Dr. Lila Fahlman School will be a place where everyone can REACH FOR THE STARS!

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  • Child Care

    Child Care

    Discovery Out of School Care will be opening a child care centre in our school in September 2017.

    This 12-month care program will serve students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend the school. Kindercare will be available to families attending morning or afternoon Kindergarten classes.

    Discovery Out of School Care will be:

    • open Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    • open during professional development days, winter and spring break and summer holidays
    • closed during statutory holidays

    To sign up for the waitlist or for more information, contact discoveryosclilafahlman@gmail.com.



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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    It will be our primary goal to work with our families to create a school community that reflects Dr. Lila Fahlman’s dedication to the people she served throughout her lifetime. Dr. Lila Fahlman dared to venture beyond expectations and push the boundaries to a place where, “Everything is Possible.” It is our sincere hope that, working together, we create a school culture where our students are encouraged to be their best, serve others and contribute positively to the world around them.

    We have exciting and innovative work ahead. Opening a new school building comes with many opportunities and challenges. It will be our mission to create a school community that will bring our students, staff, families and other partners together in the best interest of kids. Together, we will set high standards for academics, leadership, and citizenship for our students, and honour the legacy of Dr. Lila Fahlman.

    At Dr. Lila Fahlman School, we believe it is our duty to inspire and support children to understand and reach their potential as compassionate leaders, engaged learners, and contributing citizens. Through a collaborative effort, we will create a nurturing environment that fosters creativity, celebrates diversity and encourages independence in all our learners.

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Welcome to the online home for Dr. Lila Fahlman School. Opening in September 2017, Dr. Lila Fahlman School will provide programming for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9 who live in the Allard, Callaghan and Cavanagh neighbourhoods in southwest Edmonton. Committed to honoring the life of our namesake, students at Dr. Lila Fahlman will be supported to Reach for the Stars!


Enrolment for all grades at Dr. Lila Fahlman School is now limited to those families who move into our catchment area after April 18, 2017. The catchment area for Dr. Lila Fahlman School is the Allard, Cavanagh and Callaghan neighbourhoods.

For those wishing to register for our school in August, we will be taking registrations on August 8, 9, 10 at Roberta MacAdams School located at 2099 Blackmud Creek Drive SW from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. After those three days, registrations will continue to be accepted once we open the school office in late August. We will notify families via social media when the school office will open at our permanent location at 680 Allard Blvd. SW. Our school phone remains active throughout the summer at 587-489-4710.


Principal's Message

At Dr. Lila Fahlman School we are creating a community of learners who aspire to be their best, take risks and support each other to succeed. Working collaboratively with all stakeholders, we will work to support all learners in ‌an inclusive and engaging learning environment. Our work is to inspire and support children to understand and reach their potential as compassionate leaders, engaged learners, and ethical citizens. Through a collaborative effort, we create a nurturing environment that fosters creativity, celebrates diversity and encourages independence. It is my sincere hope that we encourage each and every student attending Dr. Lila Fahlman School to reach for the stars!

Bryan Evans, M.Ed