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Onoway Jr/Sr High School

Grades: 8-12
  • Bag 340
  • Onoway, AB
  • T0E 1V0
  • P: 780.967.2271


Ms. Amy Villneff, Principal

Mr. Paul Jespersen, Assistant Principal


School History


Onoway High School has been serving the educational needs of the community since the 1940’s and began as a central site for high school education reaching out to many one room

schoolhouses in the surrounding area.

In addition to local Onoway youth, we are home to students from Darwell, Alberta Beach, Lake

Isle, Cherhill, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Rich Valley, Nakamun, Sandy Beach, in the east end of the Lac Ste Anne County.

The history of education in the Onoway Area is chronicled in a wonderful text entitled “In Retrospect: A century of education in Onoway & district 1904-2004.”

The school site that served students from 1960 to 2016 has been chronicled in a memory book, as all the painted wall murals were lost with the school demolition.


Starting in the 2016/17 school year, Onoway Jr./Sr High School  will be hosting all the grade 8 students from the east end of Lac Ste Anne County, a common grade entry.

The 2016/17 school year is an exciting new era for the school as we start classes in the state of the art Replacement School Building. This two storey structure has numerous features designed to support all learners. It has a CTS wing supporting Mechanics/construction/Art Cosmetology and Technology. We have an amazing double gym  with a walking track above, as well as a Fitness room facilty. There is a large central atrium with natural lght, inviting students to gather, visit and work or grab a lunch from the kitchen.

The second floor houses our Learning Commons, and associated student run Cafe.  


School Profile


Our  School offers a wide range of programming:

1)Academic programming in all Senior high subjects including Calculus

2)RAP, Work Experience and Green Certificate programs

3)Fine Arts - Art, Drama, Class Band  Honours Band, and Ensembles for both Junior and Senior  high students

4)Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

Communication Technology/Construction/Cosmetology/ Foods /Mechanics

Junior High Students have access to Career and Technology Foundation (CTF) courses

5) Independant Studies- Sr . High

6)A Library Commons and Research Centre

7) Inclusive  Education Programming

8) Personal, Academic and Career Counselling

9) Numerous team and individual sports at the Junior and Senior high Level

10) An active student council along with school clubs.


Education Plan

School Improvement Plan-see under documents

School Supply Lists



Empowering Learners


Mission- People

Empowering Learners is  to empower Students/Staff/ Parents and Community

Empowering Students-Establishing realistic academic and behavioral standards for students to successfully meet.

Empowering Staff- Demonstrating quality teaching approaches to meet the needs of various learners.

Empowering Parents- Supporting parents as they guide their children through adolescence

Empowering Community - Encouraging connections between school and the larger community.


Vision- Behaviors

Empowering Learners is based on  Relationships-Trust-Reliability-Effort

Empowerment is based on Relationships

Relationship are based on Trust

Trust is based on Reliability

Reliability requires Goal Focused Effort





Programs & Services