Vision, Mission, 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.
View our ten-year strategic plan, Flourish 2031, at www.stsflourish2031.ca
STS inspires compassionate, curious, and creative global citizens who lead with courage.
A diverse community where students pursue lives of purpose, flourishing emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
Our School Motto
Nil Nisi Optimum, Nothing but Our Best.
At STS we value:
Curiosity... as the first step in deep learning and innovative thinking.
Creativity... as an authentic and entrepreneurial expression of self in relation to problem solving.
Respect... for ourselves, others, and the Earth as fundamental commitments to how we live our lives.
Kindness... as the well-spring for our shared sense of belonging.
Pluralism... as how we are open to, respect, and engage with diversity of thoughts, feelings, and people.
Humility... in order to receive new learning and to grow as human beings and how we open ourselves to life-long learning.
Integrity... as living every day with honesty and strong moral principles.
Joy... as an inner feeling that celebrates personal success, well-being, and beautiful moments.
Excellence... as the outcome of giving our best every day.
Resiliency… as the hard work of how we learn to endure hardship and become stronger.
Our Guiding Principles will act as our compass:
Inspire Leaders... STS offers a collaborative learning environment that empowers students to develop critical and independent thinking skills while exploring a challenging and balanced curriculum built on foundational core knowledge.
Embrace Possibility... By effectively integrating the latest technology and learning methods into the classroom, we can help students be better prepared for a constantly changing world.
See The World as Our Classroom... We believe in offering our students a comprehensive array of authentic, real-world experiences that reflect and support our classroom curriculum on a global scale.
Nourish Mind, Body and Soul... We promote fitness, health, and well-being through academic, athletic, outdoor, and artistic pursuits.
Foster Community... We view the health and safety of our students as paramount, and this begins with fostering strong interpersonal relationships between parents, students, employees, and alumni in a diverse and nurturing environment.
Be Good Humans... We focus on how we can give back to the world and our fellow global citizens, and we strive to live lives of purpose and be our best selves.
Honour our Legacy... We treasure our school’s history, strong sense of community, and diversity, and strive to uphold our founding values.