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    Meet Dr. Ivor Dent

    Dr. Ivor Dent was a teacher and assistant principal in Edmonton before entering civic politics. He was an alderman for five years, then served as mayor of Edmonton from 1968 to 1974. He is best known for bringing both the LRT and Commonwealth Games to Edmonton.

    Ivor Dent was both a learner and a leader, obtaining not only a B. Ed. but M. Ed. and Ed. D. as well. He retired from the field of education as principal of Rundle School in 1980. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1984.  

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Accepting new student registrations

Aug. 16 and 17

9:00 - 3:00

at Rundle School, 11005 34 St.


The Ivor Dent School office will remain closed until Tuesday September 5 so we can get ready for the first day of school. We look forward to welcoming students and families then.  Thank you for your patience as we prepare for this exciting day!

Our new school, located in the Rundle neighbourhood, is named after Dr. Ivor Dent. He was a teacher, assistant principal, and principal with Edmonton Public Schools. In addition to being an educator, Ivor Dent was a true civic leader, serving as both an alderman and mayor of Edmonton. Read about Ivor Dent to learn more about his outstanding contributions and achievements. Our school will strive to represent the outstanding personal qualities and community-minded legacy of our namesake, Ivor Dent.

The journey to Ivor Dent School began in 2014 when the provincial government approved funding for a replacement school in a mature neighborhood involving the consolidation of three or more schools.  The opening of Ivor Dent School in the fall of 2017 is not the end of our journey.  We are at the beginning of what promises to be an exciting and inspirational learning adventure together. Learn about the Journey to Ivor Dent by watching this video.

Journey to Ivor Dent School

Principal's Message

As principal, I am both humbled and inspired when I think about the many contributions Dr. Ivor Dent made to our city. He is truly a role model for all of us - children and adults alike. Opening a new school is an amazing opportunity for a principal, and I am especially honoured to be the principal of Ivor Dent School. I am looking forward to collaborating with you to create  an engaged and vibrant community of learners that will honour his legacy.

Lynn Schlacht, Principal