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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy


    At Michael A Kostek School we are committed to developing successful, independent, inquiring learners and leaders who are prepared to live as compassionate, engaged, and ethical citizens. We work collaboratively as a staff and in partnership with parents and the community to provide a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment that fosters resiliency, exemplary character, and healthy, active lifestyles.

    Students at MAK are actively engaged in their learning through an inquiry approach. Students at every grade level will have an opportunity to learn through projects that involve questioning, researching, making choices, reflecting, and presenting. Our goal is to provide exceptional learning experiences for all students.

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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Michael A. Kostek School, which opened in September 1994, is named after Michael Alexander Kostek (1926 - 2015), a longtime Albertan, born to Ukrainian parents who immigrated to Canada shortly after his birth.

    In 1953, Mr. Kostek joined the staff of Edmonton Public Schools as a junior high school teacher. When he retired 30 years later, Mr. Kostek was Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. In addition to his years of service with Edmonton Public, he had teaching experiences in Quebec, Malawi, and the Netherlands. After retirement, Mr. Kostek put his experience to good use as the school Archivist-Historian at McKay Avenue School. One of his proudest achievements was rescuing Edmonton's first schoolhouse and seeing it restored to its present day purpose as a museum.

    His experience teaching on three continents enriched Mr. Kostek's outlook on education. Mr. Kostek’s many contributions to public education were recognized in 1984 when he received an Alberta Achievement Award for Excellence in Education. In recognition of his many contributions as a volunteer with many historic associations, Mr. Kostek was inducted into the city’s “Historic Hall” in 1982 and, in 1989 he received the City of Edmonton Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition as an Outstanding Citizen in Alberta. In 2002, he was awarded the Award of Merit from the Edmonton Historical Society and, in 2003, was the recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

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Principal's Message

PRINCIPAL: Dr. Frances Kroeker


Welcome to Michael A Kostek School, a vibrant learning community where parents, students, and staff work together to ensure success for every child.

At MAK, we place a priority on academic excellence and are proud of our student achievement results.  Our teachers work collaboratively with students and parents to establish learning goals for all students and to choose the strategies and practices that will ensure success. Our focus on inquiry based learning supported by an emphasis on fine arts, technology, healthy living, leadership and responsible citizenship, make MAK an excellent place for students to learn.

MAK uses the Leader in Me program to foster exemplary, responsible citizenship, service, and leadership. The Leader in Me program is based on the belief that building cooperative relationships and nurturing responsibility, kindness and good judgment will lead to a successful community of learners. We expect each student to contribute positively to a respectful, safe and caring community.

Parents are an important part of our school community. We have an active school council and fundraising society and parents volunteer in our classrooms on a daily basis. We strive to work in partnership with parents to create the best possible educational experience for our students.

The MAK school facility is beautifully designed and is located adjacent to a wooded green space. Students have plenty of room for outdoor play and a generously sized gymnasium for physical activities. We encourage you to visit our site to learn more about Michael A Kostek School.






I am a leader!

 I am strong and resilient!

 I can do it!