About Us


Westlock is a town just north of Edmonton, with approximately 5000 people. R.F. Staples is part of Pembina Hills Public Schools.

School Philosophy

R. F. Staples Secondary School provides an environment where students can develop a sense of worth by meeting their responsibilities and respecting the rights and freedoms of others.

“Work Hard, Be Kind”


R.F. Staples Secondary School offers grades 7- 12 to students from Westlock and the surrounding region. Our students can choose from a variety of academic and non-academic courses. The school building was first constructed in 1947 and has since changed dramatically with multiple additions and refurbishments. The school’s name was originally Westlock Senior High School, but was renamed in 1983 in memory of Richard F. Staples, our first principal (1947 – 1972).