Senior School - Reaching new heights

Senior School students benefit from choice.

They can choose to study a combination of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) courses and Alberta Education courses or they can pursue the full IB DP. Regardless of their choice, they will engage in an academic program of excellence which promotes inquiry, challenges students to do their best, optimizes technology, and prepares them for success in university and beyond.

Senior School co-curricular programs are also about choice while also encouraging students to develop a sense of civic duty, global perspective and empowerment through a variety of unique experiences.

To maintain a well-balanced education, students are encouraged to follow their hearts and try new things outside the classroom. From student-led clubs, athletics, speech and debate, outdoor education, organizing activities for younger students, fine and performing arts, the annual school musical production, local community service activities, and international service projects they truly are inspired to explore their possibilities.

Graduating Class of 2019 Fast Facts

  • 100% university acceptance
  • the STS Class of 2019 graduates were offered a total of $960,000 in scholarships
  • University destinations:

Canada


  • Acadia Univesity

    Sheridan College

    Alberta University of the Arts

    Simon Fraser University

    Ambrose University

    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

    Bishop’s University

    St. Mary’s University College

    Brescia University College

    St. Thomas University

    Brock University

    Thompson Rivers University

    Capilano University

    Trent University

    Carleton University

    Trinity Western University

    Concordia University

    University of Alberta

    Dalhousie University

    University of British Columbia

    Emily Carr University of Art & Design

    University of Calgary

    Huron University College

    University of Guelph

    Kwantlen Polytechnic University 

    University of King’s College

    Laurentian University 

    University of Lethbridge

    MacEwan University

    University of Manitoba

    McGill University

    University of New Brunswick

    McMaster University

    University of Northern British Columbia

    Memorial University

    University of Ottawa

    Mount Allison University

    University of Prince Edward Island

    Mount Royal University

    University of Regina

    Mount Saint Vincent

    University of Saskatchewan

    Nipissing University

    University of Toronto

    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

    University of Victoria

    Ontario Tech University

    University of Waterloo

    Queen’s University

    University of Windsor

    Quest University

    University of Winnipeg

    Red Deer College

    Vancouver Island University

    Ryerson University

    Western University

    Saint Francis Xavier University

    Wilfrid Laurier University

    Seneca College

    York University

United States

Adelphi University

Rice University

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Sarah Lawrence College

Babson College

Smith College

Boston University

Swarthmore College

Brandeis University

Texas A&M Univeristy

Brigham Young University

Texas Tech University

Carnegie Mellon University

The New School

Chapman University

The New York Conservatory

Claremont McKenna College

Thomas Aquinas College

Colby College

Tufts University

Colgate University

University of Arizona

Colorado University

University of California – Berkeley

Culinary Institute of America

University of California – Davis

Emerson College

University of California – Irvine

Emory University

University of California – Los Angeles

Fashion Institute of Technology

University of California – Riverside

Florida State University

University of California – San Diego

George Washington University

University of California – Santa Barbara

Harvard University

University of California – Santa Cruz

Hawaii Pacific University

University of Denver

Johns Hopkins University

University of Hawaii

Kenyon College

University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Lewis and Clark College

University of Michigan

Louisiana State University

University of Notre Dame

Millikin University

University of San Francisco

New York University

University of South Carolina

Northeastern University

University of Southern California

Pace University

University of Texas – Arlington

Purdue University

University of Texas – Austin

Rhode Island School of Design

University of Texas – Dallas

University of Texas – San Antonio

University of the Pacific

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Vasaar University

Whitman College

 

International

Aston University

London College of Fashion

St. George's University of London 

University of Groningen

Bath Spa University

London Metropolitan University

 Sussex University

University of leeds

Belarus State Medical University

London School of Economics

Trinity College Dublin 

University of Leicester 

Birbeck University

London Southbank University

University College Dublin

University of Manchester

City, University of London

Maritime Research Institute

University  of Aberdeen

University of Nottingham

Delft University of Technology

National University of Ireland

University of Birmingham

University of Sheffield

Edinburgh Napier University

 New College

University of Bristol

University of Southhampton

Goldsmiths, University of London

Northumbria University

University of Central Lancashire

University of St. Andrew's 

Imperial College

Oxford Brookes University

University of East Anglia

University of Stirling

Keele University

Royal College of Surgeons 

University of Edinburgh

University College London

King’s College London

 Science Po 

University of Exeter

University of Strathclyde  


  • Programs of study:
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Physical and Life Sciences
    • Fine Arts, Media, and Design
    • Nursing and Health Science
    • Business
    • Math and Technology
    • Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
    • Law 
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From the Blog

Outstanding results at the International Independent School Public Speaking Championships (IISPC)

Arbaz Q. ’21, Max C. ’20 and Kirk S.’ 20 participated in the International Independent Schools Public Speaking Competition (IISPSPC) at Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School in Boston, MA last week. This is the largest public speaking competition in the world with 44 schools participating from Canada, the United States, Bermuda, India, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

25 questions to help you choose the right school for your child

In Alberta, we are fortunate to have an abundance of educational opportunities and school choice. Even amongst the independent school options, there is a wide variety of missions, programs, and focus-areas. To help you set your child on the right path, we've taken a step back and compiled this objective list of questions you can use to evaluate each school you are considering.

The roots that start at STS

After twenty years of teaching in six different schools, I have worked with thousands of students of various ages, in various settings, and have always hoped that I'm making a positive impact in these young peoples' lives. Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) is the first school where I regularly see tangible evidence of this positive impact because it is the first place I've taught where it is the norm for student-teacher relationships to extend beyond the student's Grade 12 year; and where it is the norm for teachers and students to share life experiences.