Thank you

For more than 115-years Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) has been a proud member of the Calgary and Foothills community. As we have moved through the highs and lows of the COVID-19 pandemic the predominant feeling we have is gratitude.

Our community is at the centre of all we do. It inspires us, shapes us, and motivates us every single day. We’d like to take this moment to say thank you.

Thank you to our students for your dedication to your studies despite being at home. Thank you for your leadership, engagement, care of one another, and smiles.

Thank you to our families for your patience, flexibility, and unwavering support of your children and their education.

Thank you to our teachers and staff for your tireless dedication to learning, stewardship of our students, and your hard work.

Thank you to our alumni for living a life of purpose and making us so proud − supporting your families, your communities around the world, and your alma mater.

Thank you to all of the front-line workers who have kept us healthy, fed, and safe. Thank you for providing beacons of hope and togetherness.

Thank you to our fellow global citizens for inspiring us each and every day – and for providing teachable moments for our students.

Despite a global crisis, we have come together and powered through, as is the Alberta way. We are inspired by the many examples of kindness, creative-problem solving, leadership, and innovation we see all around us. Because of this, we are confident that this too will pass, and that we will get through it together.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

 


About STS

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School officially opened on a beautiful country campus in Okotoks, Alberta in September 1971. An amalgamation of Strathcona School for Boys and Tweedsmuir: An Academic School for Girls, the new school came about as a result of the generosity of W.H. Atkinson and the Cross Family.  

Today, STS is a co-educational independent school community for Kindergarten to Grade 12  that develops well-balanced students for a life of purpose by inspiring excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character. STS' tradition in educational excellence spans more than 100 years through each of our founding schools: St. Hilda's School for Girls, Strathcona  School for Boys, and Tweedsmuir: An Academic School for Girls and can be best summed up by the School's motto: ​Nil Nisi Optimum​ - nothing but your best. 

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STS by the Numbers

  • 100% university acceptance
  • 100% of STS students participate in community service
  • 35 sports teams
  • 90 co-curricular activities offered
  • 220-acre country campus

Our Academic Programs

Pre-school/Kindergarten/Elementary-school

Preteens/Secondary-School/Middle-school

High-School/Senior-school

From the Blog
Anniversary Kite Making and Flying

Anniversary Kite Making and Flying

It was a fun day at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School on Saturday, May 14 as the STS community gathered for the 50th Anniversary Kite Making and Kite Flying event.  There were 50 STS children, with their parents and grandparents creating and decorating kites in the beautiful gathering stairs space in the Rose Elementary School wing. Ms. Forgay and myself assisted the event. The children had a blast making the kites with their parents help. 

One Act Play Festival

From April 28 through 30, STS hosted the Zone 5 High School One Act Play Festival, providing an invaluable opportunity to connect with the larger high school fine arts community. In addition to hosting, STS also produced two plays for the competition, Bluebirds by Vern Thiessen and Mirror Game by Dennis Foon. 

Investing in Our Future

Don’s admiration for the School and especially the teaching excellence has grown over the years since Anders joined in Grade 5, and through his giving he supports Head’s Initiatives, Outdoor Learning Projects, and Scholarships and Bursaries. [. . .] Don adds that he also donates because he’s a strong believer in the transformative power of education, “I think that's where society advances. With education, our kids and grandkids can have a better quality of life. And hopefully it can help them think critically, become wiser, and also more tolerant.”

Middle and Senior School Partner in Support of the One Million Beehives Initiative

"What drew us in was the global application of the project. Since we have honeybee farms so close to our campus, learning  that they could also be found in South Africa, and that they faced similar issues was very interesting. In other preliminary research, learning about the economic benefits and support honey farming could provide for strengthening quality of life was something that drew us in. Knowing that the premises of this project could be seen only a few kilometers away, and the initiative supporting not only the environment but also people’s wellbeing was key in our choice to take on this project."