To Our Ideal Student
Your motto matches ours, and that’s a great start: Nil nisi optimum: nothing but our best.
Our ideal STS student is ready and willing to embrace new challenges academically, physically and personally. You understand that life is full of opportunity, that new discoveries are born from mistakes, that adventure favours the inquisitive, and that becoming a successful, well-rounded citizen requires courage, discipline, and a desire to celebrate difference.
A love of learning is at the core of what you do. You relish rigour and strive for academic excellence. You meet every new challenge with intent and curiosity, using failures as stepping stones to your success.
Your academic orientation is rooted in core values of leadership and character. Integrity drives who you are and what you do. You stand up for what’s right, step up to support others, and reach out to mentor the next generation. You’re at home in the Rockies, and around the world, because you have a clear mind and an open heart.
We expect the best from our students, and in turn we offer our best to you. We commit to taking the time to know you, and to putting every effort in supporting you in your journey to become the best version of yourself, while ensuring you feel a sense of belonging at STS. We promise to nurture your strengths and to celebrate the diverse gifts you bring to our learning community. Success for our faculty and staff comes from seeing you flourish as a student here, then going on to carve your own unique path after graduation. We will celebrate your accomplishments and cheer from the sidelines every step of the way.
If you can apply yourself to academic challenges while maintaining compassion, perseverance, and a sense of adventure, you’ll feel right at home in our Strathcona-Tweedsmuir family. In return, we promise you experiences and achievements that will help you be ready for a future full of possibilities, and a community that will be yours for life.
Watch Eda's story and hear about how saying YES helped her overcome anxiety and conquer her fears at school and beyond. Hear about the difference saying YES to STS made in the lives of other STS students, as part of our Yestories series, here.