Senior School - Reaching new heights

Senior School students benefit from choice.

They can choose to study a combination of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) courses and Alberta Education courses or they can pursue the full IB DP. Regardless of their choice, they will engage in an academic program of excellence which promotes inquiry, challenges students to do their best, optimizes technology, and prepares them for success in university and beyond.

Senior School co-curricular programs are also about choice while also encouraging students to develop a sense of civic duty, global perspective and empowerment through a variety of unique experiences.

To maintain a well-balanced education, students are encouraged to follow their hearts and try new things outside the classroom. From student-led clubs, athletics, speech and debate, outdoor education, organizing activities for younger students, fine and performing arts, the annual school musical production, local community service activities, and international service projects they truly are inspired to explore their possibilities.

Graduating Class of 2017 Fast Facts

  • 100% university acceptance
  • the STS Class of 2017 graduates were offered a total of $765,000 in scholarships
  • University destinations:
    • Canada
      • Acadia University
      • Concordia University
      • Dalhousie University
      • McGill University
      • Mount Royal University
      • Queen's University
      • Western University
      • University of Alberta
      • University of British Columbia
      • University of Calgary
      • University of Lethbridge
      • University of Ottawa
      • University of Toronto
      • University of Victoria
      • University of Waterloo
    • United States
      • Collorado College
      • Harvard University
      • University of California, Santa Barbara
      • University of the Pacific
    • International
      • Delft University of Technology, Nethlerlands
      • Sciences Po, France
      • University of St. Andrew's, Scotland
  • Programs of study:
    • Arts and Social Sciences
    • Fine Arts 
    • Business Management /Commerce
    • Engineering
    • Education
    • Sciences
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Speech Day 2017
From the Blog

STS competes at the Oxford

STS qualified as one of four Canadian teams to compete at Finals Day in Oxford this past weekend. The team of Zaki L. ’20 and Chelli S. ’19 were one of 116 teams to compete at the prestigious tournament that plays host to the best debaters in the United Kingdom (U.K.), Western Europe, Hong Kong, and the United States.

STS hosts the 2019 Provincial Speech tournament!

On Saturday, February 2, STS hosted 330 people for the Provincial Speech Tournament. This final tournament of the year qualifies students for both the junior and senior national speech tournaments. For the first time this year, Alberta is able to send 14 representatives to the National Tournament and we are pleased to announce that 9 of the 14 students attending will be from STS and in the senior division, 4 of the 7 students representing Alberta are from Strathcona-Tweedsmuir!

Possibility starts with your passion

Throughout Grade 10, students work on a personal project as the capstone for their International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). Personal projects focus on a passion that revolves around a challenge that is motivating and interesting to the individual student. Each year, students produce unique projects that are completed during a six-month independent research process with the ultimate goal being that students appreciate the process of learning, create a project that meets their learning style, and produce a product or outcome they can take pride in.

Senior Boys win Bronze 2A Volleyball Provincials

This past weekend the Senior Boys and Girls volleyball teams travelled to Camrose, AB to compete in the 2A Provincials tournament.  The teams left on Wednesday afternoon and managed to get to the venue in time to have some practice time in the gym and then settle into their hotel rooms. Following the opening ceremonies the next morning, the boys got to work on their pool play. The Thursday games against Our Lady of Mount Pleasant (25-20, 25-22) and Immanuel Christian (25-20, 19-25, 15-6) were hard fought and we came out victorious. The day was followed by a beautiful banquet for all the players provided by the tournament organizers.

Spartans Defend ASAA 2A Cross-Country Running Banner and 2A Zone Banner

On a wintery October 10, STS hosted the South Central Zone Cross-Country meet, welcoming over 900 runners to our campus. It was a competitive day of running and the Spartans came out with their usual tenacity and grit to take on the challenging conditions. Notable top ten finishes came from Konrad K. ’19 placing 4th in the Senior Boys race, Kiyan S. ’21 and Ethan H. ’21 placing 5th and 6th respectively in the Junior Boys race, and Cooper P. ’20 and Bishneet S. ’20 placing 6th and 8th respectively in the Intermediate Boys race.

BC Universities tour

The first BC Universities Tour took place in October, with 26 students from Grades 11 and 12 visiting six universities over the course of three days.

It Starts with a Conversation

STS alumni Myles Chase '15 and Scott Wilson '15 want to start a conversation. The two university students have begun a non-profit organization, Open Arms, as a way to educate high school and post-secondary students on the importance of mental health and supporting friends through difficult times.