Grades Taught



A community that cares about success!


Dr. Folkins Community School is a safe caring collaborative environment, dedicated to student learning and success. 


To be dynamic leaders in empowering students to be caring, responsible, and contributing global citizens with a passion for learning.   


Student Vote
Student Vote
  • Demonstrate integrity and transparency
  • Encourage innovation and collaboration
  • Embrace diversity and belonging
  • Provide opportunity and choice
  • Celebrate success and recognize excellence
  • Take ownership and exhibit accountability 

We are a small school with a big heart.

Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast

This is typical of the way our team of Nine Teachers, Two Educational Assistants, Principal, Secretary, Librarian, and Janitor work with our students.

Buffalo Trail Public Schools is committed to maximizing student learning, in a safe and caring environment, support by a highly effective team.

Please see the Latest news with links to up coming events. Also on our Facebook page.

Dr. Folkins Community School:

  • has approximately 100 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12,
  • located in the Village of Chauvin  
  • offers a full range of academic courses required for students to graduate  
  • offers the following extracurricular activities:  
    • Student Representative Council, Social Justice Club, Yearbook, and Sublimating.



Sr. Girls Volleyball

Junior and Senior Level

  • golf
  • cross-country running
  • volleyball, curling
  • badminton
  • track and field

High School


We offer CTS credits through a partnership with Lakeland College. Additionally, with Lakeland, we currently offer dual-credit Welding Program and piloted a dual-credit Carpentry Program in 2015-16.

Grades 1-6 Classes

Grade 1-6 classes enjoy their swimming lessons in the Wainwright Communiplex Pool. As well as enjoying playground activities.


  • DFCS houses a dual library that is open to students and community members alike.  
  • Public Library is on Thursdays

Parent Advisory Council

School Council supports:

  • our active council serves up a tasty hot lunch once a month for a minimal cost, as well as providing other important supports.
  • bussing for elementary swimming
  • athletic equipment for the school
  • Visit our School Council web-area

We are also supported by a wonderful community that truly values education.  

We are a "NUT AWARE" School

We Acknowledge Treaty 6

Treaty 6 Land Acknowledgement Plaque

We at Dr. Folkins Community School would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty 6 territory and homeland of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region II. We also acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit, whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.