Everything STS students benefit from today is due to the generosity of past generations of donors. Your gift – of any size – makes our STS even better.
The STS community is steeped in a culture of participation. At school, students have an astounding number of choices outside of their core subjects that help them discover themselves, and the world. With over 90 co-curriculars available, all led by the teachers they know and trust, students thrive with the enhanced education that your contribution provides.
Did you know that tuition fees and some government grants cover all operating expenses, and fundraising dollars provide any program or campus enhancements? To give every student in each generation the true STS experience, we rely on donors like you.
Strengthening our community
Every family’s participation in annual giving is one of the ways that our community grows strong bonds. The size of the gift is less important than the sense of pride and ownership we all feel in STS, and the shared commitment to our mission. Our gifts today ensure the continued success of STS.
"STS has been the 'village' that has helped to raise each of my three children. We are forever grateful for the academic and co-curricular opportunities each of our children have been afforded and are particularly appreciative of the teaching excellence and personal support each child has received." - Jan Waterous, Inspiring Possibilities Campaign Co-Chair and Board of Governors former member
Your family's donation can be directed toward any of the current priorities, as identified by our Head of School:
Gifts directed to the Head’s initiatives provide the most flexibility to the Head of School to take advantage of opportunities, to meet challenges, and to direct funds where they are needed the most. Donations to the Head’s initiatives have supported exceptional programming, upgrades to facilities, and overall campus enhancements that the community benefits from today.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Removing financial barriers, and bringing exceptional young minds and hearts of character to STS, fosters spectacular learning experiences for our entire school community. This school year, with your help, STS awarded $482,000 in scholarships and bursaries to 81 students.
"Throughout my 76-year connection with Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School I have been privileged to know and encourage many students as they progressed through STS. I have admired their achievements. Our society is richer for their contribution in their chosen professions, as community volunteers, and in the arts and sports worlds. Donating to needs-based scholarships is something I feel very passionate about, and I hope others will continue to join me in opening the door for worthy students." - John Francis '47
Every student that passes through STS speaks about a strong connection to their teachers. The personalized learning at STS takes teachers who are great mentors, lifelong learners themselves, and constant innovators.
One of the ways we can attract, develop and retain dedicated, outstanding faculty members is by offering extraordinary professional development. They are subject matter experts in certain areas, and they lead co-curriculars and Outdoor Education, exemplifying leadership and character. Supporting our teachers is supporting the STS learning experience, now and for generations to come. Your gift to Teaching Excellence will enhance professional development and positions STS as a Centre for Excellence in Teaching.
"I was thrilled to have the opportunity to renew my enthusiasm for playful, inquiry-based pedagogy and the artistic inspirations provided by the faculty and students at Opal School in Portland, Oregon." - Cheryl Babin, STS PYP Coordinator
How to Give
There are several easy methods to make your contribution:
- Donate online with a credit card
- Call us at 403-938-8344 to make gifting arrangements
- By cheque, payable to Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Foundation. First, download and fill out the Giving form then send it with your cheque to:
RR2, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada T1S 1A2
Our community's generosity means every child at STS can have the best educational experience available. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support.