Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) is more than a great school - STS inspires journeys that lead our students beyond anything they could have imagined.

Our Mission

To develop well-balanced students for a life of purpose by inspiring excellence in scholarship, leadership and character.

Our School community reflects the pride of shared purpose and love of learning in a values-based environment, where each child is respected as an individual.

Our Vision

A leading educator recognized nationally and internationally for delivering exceptional programs in a unique setting, with an enduring sense of community.

Our Core Values

Values are fundamental principles and beliefs that serve as implicit criteria guiding all actions and decision-making. Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School's values include: 

  • Integrity
  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Safety
  • Service

STS Guiding Principles

Our School community reflects the pride of shared purpose and love of learning in a values-based environment, where each child is respected as an individual. 

  • We believe in developing well-balanced individuals in an environment that emphasizes academic rigour, leadership, character development, self-expression, physical fitness, service and a global perspective;
  • We uphold our values;
  • We stimulate a collaborative learning environment while empowering our students through the development of critical and independent thinking by means of a challenging and balanced curriculum built on a foundation of core knowledge and subjects and an appropriate use of technology;
  • We provide opportunities to explore and develop an appreciation for outdoor pursuits, the arts and speech & debate;
  • We promote physical fitness, health and well-being;
  • We appreciate and respect diversity;
  • We foster strong inter-personal relationships between parents, students, faculty/staff and alumni in a safe and nurturing community;
  • We treasure our strong sense of family and community, and;
  • We believe the safety of our students is paramount.