FAQs

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Please find answers to commonly asked questions below. If you have additional questions not addressed below, please feel free to contact the Enrollment Office (403-938-8326 or admissions@sts.ab.ca).

 

STS seeks students and families who are committed to a well-balanced educational experience. STS students are inspired to seek excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character. Most importantly, the Admissions Committee seeks to ensure each individual applicant is a fit for the program we offer at STS.

The average class size at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is 16-18 students.

Yes. We offer both need-based bursaries and merit-based scholarships. Please visit the Scholarships and Financial Assistance pages of our website or email admissions@sts.ab.ca for more information.

While the cost of an STS education can seem prohibitive; all families are encouraged to apply to the School. Our Financial Assistance program aims to make an STS education as accessible as possible to as many families as possible.

The comprehensive cost for an STS education will vary based on the co-curricular activities in which each child participates. Families are encouraged to anticipate between $100-$1,000 for these fees. Please visit the Tuition and Fees pages of our website for more information.

To start the application process, please visit http://www.strathconatweedsmuir.com/admissions/apply-online/. You can also contact the Enrollment Office (admissions@sts.ab.ca) at any time.

Family relocations and expanded capacity in higher grades allows us to enroll new students at each grade level every year.  Our traditional entry grades and approximate number of new students are listed below:

Kindergarten - 16 students
Grade 1 - 32 new students
Grade 5 - 20 new students
Grade 9 – 10 new students
Grade 7 - 20 new students
Grade 10 - 20 new students

Families applying for all grades including those not listed above are encouraged to complete the application as soon as possible to ensure consideration to all available space. 

Yes. Applications are considered for all grades throughout the year. Applicants to non-traditional entry grades, especially Elementary and Middle School families are encouraged to apply during our Early Decision (November 30 deadline) to ensure consideration for available space.

Applications are reviewed in two formal rounds before being considered on a rolling basis. Families are encouraged to begin the application process the fall prior to enrolling at the school. Please review various dates on the Important Dates pages of our website.

Please always feel free to begin the application process by visiting xxxxx. If you have questions regarding available space and timing of an application, please contact the Enrollment Office (admissions@sts.ab.ca).

If a family is relocating to the area, we would encourage application.

The Admissions Committee considers each applicant's academic abilities, character development, and leadership potential in offering a place at STS. These criteria are determined by reviewing each applicant's application, interview, report cards, recommendations, and assessment scores.

We do not have a set cut-off score. Testing results are used along with school reports, candidate questionnaires, interviews, and confidential reports received when evaluating each applicant.

The Admissions Committee reviews all completed applications. In addition to the Admissions Committee, members of our Students Services team will also be consulted as required.

Yes. While an in person interview is encouraged, those families relocating to the area may request a Skype interview. Our Skype name is STSEnrollment. Please contact admissions@sts.ab.ca to arrange a an interview.

Yes! Open Houses and personal tours are the best way to experience STS. Open House dates can be found on the Important Dates pages of our website. Personal tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please contact the Enrollment Office to RSVP or schedule a personal tour (403-938-8326 or admissions@sts.ab.ca)

First Student Canada provides bus service to Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School. We currently have 21 buses making over 160 stops around Calgary as well as rural routes to Okotoks, Priddis, Millerville and High River. Within Calgary, our buses stop in the NE, NW, SW, and SE. The fee for this service is $2,570 per student.

Yes, a $3,500 membership fee is required per student to accept an offer of admission and confirm a student’s place at the school. This is a required one-time only per student fee and is not applied toward tuition.