Pape Avenue School at its present site, the corner of Pape and Langley Avenue, began as a four-room school on April 10, 1899. The principal and two teachers taught six classes from Grade one to Grade three. As the population grew, several additions were made to the building from 1908 to 1914, with the newest wing built in 1958. Originally consisting of a population mainly of British heritage, today Pape Avenue School is a community of students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary on April 17, 1999.
- The school serves approximately 330 students; the two largest language groups represented are those of Chinese and English speaking backgrounds.
- The school provides a Parenting Centre from 9-1:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Parents and community members are invited to participate in this enriching environment.
- Pape Children's House Childcare works closely with the school to provide a positive atmosphere for students.
- Supports are given in varying degrees to meet the needs and abilities of all students.