Barrhead Composite High School, Public Library and the Elementary School, all are located along 53 Avenue.

Student Achievement
Pembina Hills' students have consistently distinguished themselves in academic and athletic competitions.  Each year a number of our students are far above the provincial average, some scoring a remarkable 100% on the Grade 12 diploma exams.  Students from Pembina Hills are frequent winners in Drama, Music, Art and provincial Athletics.
In addition, Pembina Hills' students have attracted national recognition for their achievements in Career and Technology Studies. 
French Language Education
French Immersion is available from Kindergarten to Grade 9 in Barrhead. 
Pembina Hills employs approximately 800 people who form a vital part of the communities in which they live.  A number of our staff have provided provincial leadership in:
  • Curriculum and resource development,
  • Student Assessment,
  • Technology planning and
  • The Alberta Teacher's Association
Student Transportation
With the total annual distance traveled by Pembina Hills' busses - 2,016,864 kms - we have an enviable safety record.  A preventive maintenance program combined with thorough semi-annual inspections ensures bus road-worthiness.

For general information call 780-674-8500 or check out the Pembina Hills School Division webpage at

Alberta Distance Learning Centre 
Barrhead is home to the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) - Alberta's premier distance education centre, serving over 22,000 students from Grade 1 to Grade 12 taking courses in either print or on-line format.
The Centre began in 1923 as the Alberta Correspondence School and was renamed the Alberta Distance Learning Centre when it was relocated to Barrhead in 1983.  In 1997, ADLC came under the operation of Pembina Hills Regional School Division No. 7 and it has continued to serve the alternative learning needs of students in Alberta, across Canada and around the world.  The ADLC receives approximately 37,000 course registrations annually.  For general information call 780-674-5333 or check out the ADLC webpage at
Post-Secondary Education

Barrhead is within commuting distance of Edmonton. Edmonton provides us with post-secondary institutions such as the University of Alberta, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and Grant McEwan College. Satellite campuses in Barrhead exist for Northern Lakes College through the Barrhead Business and Education Link located in the MALL. 



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