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Middle School - No middle ground

STS Middle School students enjoy a safe-haven where they can explore this new chapter in their education and their burgeoning independence.

Grounded in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), students experience course content through real-life context and state of the art technology. They are encouraged to ask questions, think critically, and work collaboratively.

Students benefit from highly-qualified, dedicated faculty and a learning environment with a small teacher-student ratio, consistent homeroom groupings, and individual teacher-advisors. Students build supportive relationships while maximizing their full potential.

Middle School students are provided with an excellent foundation in the core academic subject areas of math, science, English, and social studies, with equal time dedicated to languages, fine and performing arts, design, and physical education including exploring the great outdoors. Outside the classroom, students can follow their passions and explore new talents by joining student-led clubs, speech and debate, athletic teams, community service and leadership activities.

The opportunities provided both in and out of the classroom inspire students to move forward as well-balanced, confident individuals who go on to lead purposeful lives. 

Middle School Fast Facts

  • Grade 7 = 3 classes with 22 students
  • Grade 8 = 3 classes with 22 students
  • Grade 9 = 4 classes with 18 students
  • Subjects studied: English, French or Spanish, math, sciences, design, art, band, drama, music, physical education, social studies, health, debate (Grade 7), classics (Grade 8)
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From the Blog

2021 Spartan Cross Country Season

The 2021 Spartan cross country season has come to an end, and what an exceptional season it was! Both the middle and high school teams demonstrated determination, commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership throughout the season. This season provided opportunities for the middle school students to train with the senior school students, allowing them to improve and put themselves against tougher competition.  

Honouring Truth and Reconciliation in Middle and Senior School

STS is actively and empathetically exploring, designing, and developing different pedagogical approaches to learning about the legacy of Canada’s Residential Schools and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. STS faculty have been helping students make sense of Canada’s history and are pursuing opportunities to engage in practices that facilitate reconciliation within the school community.

Adapt and Adjust

‘Adapt and adjust (and stay healthy while doing so)’, that has become my mantra for the past 19 months. Amidst the many challenges have been many opportunities and some blessings in disguise.

Terry Fox Run 2021

Thank you to the STS student and staff community for your participation in our class runs during the week of September 20 – 24, 2021.  It was an amazing demonstration of caring, encouragement and fun! The STS Terry Fox Run is a part of one of Canada’s biggest displays of solidarity against cancer while setting an example of compassion, fostering school spirit, and encouraging physical activity! Our participation over the past 37 years exemplifies our dedication to supporting Terry Fox. 

Happy 50th Anniversary STS!

50 years ago, it all began with an idea. In 1971, a group of forward-thinking, courageous leaders and educators broke ground on a new campus in a remote, rural area just south of Calgary, Alberta. Little did they know that this tiny school with big ideas would go on to become the gold standard of independent private education in Canada − and around the world. The STS of today is the result of five decades of vision, hard work, commitment, and love.

Making summer special

Are you a kid who has always wanted to fly a drone across 220-acres of open space just to explore the landscape from 300-metres in the air? Or maybe you’re a student who’s watched the Royals playing the complex sport of polo on TV and wondered what it’s like to ride a pony while trying to hit a ball with a mallet. Or a parent thinking that if your child loves those darned video games so much maybe they should try to program one.

Supporting health and wellness during difficult times

It was quite an atypical year to say the least! STS worked hard to encourage student engagement and reduce feelings of isolation during several months of RAPID (Remote Alternate Program Instructional Delivery), due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From themed days like crazy hat day and bring-a-stuffed-animal-to-zoom, to our own version of the newscast 'Some Good News', students had opportunities to connect and have a good laugh.