Elementary School - Where it all begins
Elementary School at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School offers Kindergarten through Grade 6.
STS Elementary School students develop a love of learning in a safe, nurturing, inquiry-centred, and technology-rich environment. Grounded in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) students learn to challenge themselves and apply critical thinking strategies to enable them to meet their potential in all areas. Discovering their skills and knowledge in art, French, music, physical education, and a wide-variety of clubs promotes a well-balanced education.
Students have the opportunity to explore our beautiful rural campus learning and playing in the fresh, open-air and also participating in our Outdoor Education program. These activities develop curiosity, independence, and an appreciation for our natural environment, while building lasting friendships and memories.
Elementary Fast Facts
- Kindergarten = 2 classes each with 16 students
- Grade 1 = 2 classes each with 16 students
- Grade 2 = 2 classes each with 18 students
- Grade 3 = 2 classes each with 18 students
- Grade 4 = 2 classes each with 20 students
- Grade 5 = 3 classes each with 18 students
- Grade 6 = 3 classes each with 20 students
- Subjects studied: English, French, math, science, social studies, physical education, art and music
From the Blog
STS siblings, Caleb ’28 and Raya S. ’31, have teamed up with Discovery House to produce 100 lunches for their clients every week indefinitely.
Getting outside has always been good for one's learning, health and wellbeing, but with the current orders to stay home and social distance, it's become essential now more than ever to keep moving and stay active.
STS recognizes that we are all experiencing trying circumstances that create increased stress for students and their families. Families are experiencing increased pressure as living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens become classrooms and office spaces, as parents evolve as 'triple-threats' with working, parenting and now, home-schooling.
A teacher-librarian's guide to author and illustrator read-alouds, classes, online book access, and more.
Ms. Chapman, Elementary Teacher-Librarian at STS has complied resources for young children including a clickable guide to author read-alouds, illustrator drawing lessons and printables, kid-friendly coronavirus information, virtual field-trips and more!
Earlier this term, Grade 8 students were given a fictional client with identified needs (e.g. lack of physical accessibility, poor time management, problems with studying) and were then tasked with designing a programmable microcomputer to help meet their client’s needs and to create a prototype with craft materials.
In recognition of National Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week our students organized a number of events focused on bringing this important issue to the forefront, empowering all members of the STS community to play a role in building and reinforcing positive relationships, and preventing bullying.
It’s 2:00 a.m. and even the birds are asleep. The forest is dark, with a mixture of shadows and shapes that lead one’s imagination to create all sorts of fairy tale images; walking, talking trees (Ents, if you are a J.R.R. Tolkien’s fan), trolls, witches and big, bad wolves.
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.