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Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

Dear students and parents,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!
If you are a new member of our community, you can get familiar with us checking out our web page, contacting us by e-mail,  or calling us  at 780 914 6574 if you need any assistance.
See you all soon,
School Administration

Great feedback from our adult students

What the adult students say about us:


The teachersConocimiento


  • Extremely courteous and friendly. Very helpful-passionate about teaching Spanish.
  • Nancy is the best language teacher I´ve ever had! She presents the material in a fun atmosphere that makes learning very enjoyable. She is wonderful!!!
  • Welcoming, uses a variety of approaches to teach, ensure that students learn the material. Responsive to any questions or concerns.
  • Nancy is a very pleasant person. She teaches very well. If you don’t understand she is more than willing to explain. I am very happy to have had her for a teacher.
  • Mauricio take the time to explain when questions were asked. He always had time during the break or after class to help me understand if I had missed something.
  • Mauricio was always prepared and well organized. He was always courteous and attentive.
  • Mauricio is a very energetic teacher who keeps the class interesting. He doesn’t make you feel inferior when he’s correcting your mistakes.
  • All the instructor were excellent, clear, enthusiastic, and informative.




  • Very friendly, taught at our level. Gently pushed us to learn more. This helped with my pronunciation and confidence to speak Spanish.
  • Christian is fun and engaging and gets us to break through “shy” barriers. I’ve found the music passion of the course very useful in breaking the ice and letting people be less self-conscious.
  • Marianella has a lovely voice and an infectious energy. I enjoyed the musical portion very much.
  • Both music teachers are quite fun and are both good at relaxing the class and getting the whole class involved


The School


  • Excellent learning environment.
  • Is easy to get to and always well-lit and clean. It is a great environment for a night class.
  • I´ve enjoyed my time in Spanish class and feel I´m learning a lot. I plan to continue onto the next level in the new year.
  • Always a pleasure to attend, good facilities
  • I love that I can learn Spanish at the same time as my daughter. I like the cultural celebrations.
  • Fantastic location and lunches have been great.
  • The school is a great community achievement and I love the way it brings together native speakers, 2nd or 3rd generation Canadians with Spanish language heritage, and others new to the language.


Thank you for your great feedback!
Gabriela Mistral School

In memory of our dear friend Juan Robles (Q.E.P.D)

With profound sadness I have to announce the passing of Juan Robles today, Monday August 8th 2016, at the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

En Encuentro con la Comunidad 1997 -06

German Vidal (left) and Juan Robles (right). Encuentro con la Comunidad 1997

Juan was one of the funders of the school, the first Treasurer (position held for more than 10 years), and a friend to the school helping in many fundraising events.

Juan is survived by Aurora Aguilera, his common-law wife for more than 30 years. Aurora (also known as Loly) is also a founder of the school and was President of the Board of Directors for many years.

Germán Vidal
School Principal

Best Attendance Students: 2015-2016 school year

Congratulations to the students with the best attendance record during this past school year: 2015-2016.

Felicitaciones a los estudiantes ganadores de mejor asistencia.


Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3-4 Grade 5-6 Grade 7-9 Kinder Pre-Kinder Taller de Danzas Taller de Musica


Open House

We are having an Open House May 14th 2016 at 12:30Pm and you are invited!

Music, dance, meet the teachers, food, lots of fun.

Come to our Open House!




Gabriela Mistral School Perogie Fundraiser

Our school just launched a fun and tasty fundraiser event and we need your help!
We are selling delicious perogies and sausages from Prairie Gourmet Perogies! We encourage our students and friends of the school to place as many orders as possible, the school will benefit greatly from this fundraiser.  Each package of 100 perogies for example cost $32 and the school get $8 profit on every box sold.
These products are gluten free, lactose free, nut free and soy free, made in a federally inspected facility. The pork from the sausages is vegetarian fed, antibiotic free and growth hormone free. No fillers, binders, msg, nitrates, additives or preservatives.   All natural products!
Order these delicious products for your family, they are great to have on hand for last minute meals, unexpected company, night time snack or full meals on busy week days. Stock up for a spring or summer party, fill out your freezer! These products are delicious….we tried them!
You can also offer them to your extended family, friends, neighbours, teachers, coworkers and anyone who might be interested, there is no limite in the number of orders.
The deadline to place your order with payment is February 27th, 2016.  Forms and payment must be brought to our school that day.
Cheques must be made payable to Gabriela Mistral Latin American School. We also accept cash. No credit card payment unless you have a very large order. In that case, please check with us.
We CAN´T accept forms without payment, please remember to bring all together.
You must pick up your order Saturday March 19th 2016 from the school, from 11AM to 1PM. The truck from Praire Gourmet Perogies will be outside of the school. waiting for you.
Help our school to raise funds!
perogie fundraiser gabriela mistral

Christmas Party 2015

What a fantastic Christmas party we had!

Thank you to the teachers, volunteers, parents and children.

Feliz Navidad!

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For more photos, visit our Gallery.


Registration Day 2015/16 – September 12th 2015

A reminder about the 2015/16 school year:

Classes will begin on Saturday, September 19th at 11AM for children and adults.

Adults’ classes for Tuesday will start Tuesday, September 15th at 6PM.


Classes we offer:

Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4 (A1/A2) This link will take you to the outlines for the new curriculums.

Spanish 5 Conversation beginners (B1/B2)

Spanish club (C1/C2)

  • Duration: 27 hours per session, 9 classes, 3 hours each.
  • Days: Tuesday evenings ( 6pm to 9pm) or Saturday mornings (11am to 2pm)

Please see our CALENDAR for 2015-16 Fall, Winter and Spring sessions’ dates.


Classes fees for Fall, Winter and Spring sessions: $ 220.

Only $ 600 if you pay in advance for all 3 sessions! Ask us about this option.

Seniors 65+: $ 190



Los esperamos!


Latin Festival 2015

Gabriela Mistral School will be exhibiting at the Latin Festival 2015!

Visit our booth and find out more about our classes and events.

Saturday August 15th and Sunday August 16th from Noon to 11PM

Los esperamos!

Latin fEstival 2015

We are a charitable organization, DONATE today!


We are seeking donations, which can be receipted for income tax purposes and will also acknowledged in our bulletins and Web site, if the donor wishes.

If you make a donation to our school, you will receive a non-refundable charitable tax credit when you complete your annual income tax return.

Revenue Canada Calculator

Follow THIS LINK for more information tax credit measurement.

By increasing your donations to a registered charity like the Gabriela Mistral Latin American Society, as an Alberta taxpayer, not only are you receiving an added tax benefit, but you are also giving back to your community. That’s a win/win situation for you and us!



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