The National Sport School is a collaboration between WinSport Canada and the Calgary Board of Education. It was established in 1994 to provide an environment for Canada’s high-performance student-athletes to pursue excellence in both their academic and athletic careers. The National Sport School is well known for its strong academic standing as well as its innovative teaching and learning environment personalized for high-performance student-athletes.

Our Beliefs

We believe that learning should be:

  • personalized where curriculum more closely reflects life outside school
  • relevant with connections to student-athlete's lives
  • cross-curricular to more closely reflect our world
  • flexible to accommodate the unique learning needs of students
  • multi-dimensional to involve more than skills and content

Our Mission

At the National Sport School, we provide a supportive learning environment to enable developing high-performance athletes to mature as self-directed, life-long learners while pursuing excellence in sport.

Our Vision

The National Sport School will enable elite athletes to achieve their secondary school goals while training and competing in Olympic sports. 

Guiding Principles

We believe that learning occurs best when:

  • A culture of excellence in sport and learning permeates the school.
  • All stakeholders – students, parents, coaches, teachers and WinSport Canada– participate in the decisions affecting student-athletes and their educational programs.
  • Student-athletes assume responsibility for the achievement of their academic goals by developing the attitudes and skills to become independent learners through effective time management and communication skills.
  • Student-athletes are provided with a hybrid educational environment, individualized scheduling, programs and support. A Teacher-Advisory program, small group instruction, tutorials, the opportunity to negotiate deadlines and the use of distance learning technologies facilitate student-athletes to continue their studies while training and competing.
  • As interdependent members of a learning community, student-athletes endeavour to develop positive relationships with other members of our school community (fellow students, teachers, support staff and community partners).

Our School

The National Sport School is a collaboration between WinSport Canada and the Calgary Board of Education. It was established in 1994 to provide an environment for Canada’s high-performance student-athletes to pursue excellence in both their academic and athletic careers. The National Sport School is well known for its strong academic standing as well as its innovative teaching and learning environment personalized for high-performance student-athletes.

Our Beliefs

We believe that learning should be:

  • personalized where curriculum more closely reflects life outside school
  • relevant with connections to student-athlete's lives
  • cross-curricular to more closely reflect our world
  • flexible to accommodate the unique learning needs of students
  • multi-dimensional to involve more than skills and content

Our Mission

At the National Sport School, we provide a supportive learning environment to enable developing high-performance athletes to mature as self-directed, life-long learners while pursuing excellence in sport.

Our Vision

The National Sport School will enable elite athletes to achieve their secondary school goals while training and competing in Olympic sports. 

Guiding Principles

We believe that learning occurs best when:

  • A culture of excellence in sport and learning permeates the school.
  • All stakeholders – students, parents, coaches, teachers and WinSport Canada– participate in the decisions affecting student-athletes and their educational programs.
  • Student-athletes assume responsibility for the achievement of their academic goals by developing the attitudes and skills to become independent learners through effective time management and communication skills.
  • Student-athletes are provided with a hybrid educational environment, individualized scheduling, programs and support. A Teacher-Advisory program, small group instruction, tutorials, the opportunity to negotiate deadlines and the use of distance learning technologies facilitate student-athletes to continue their studies while training and competing.
  • As interdependent members of a learning community, student-athletes endeavour to develop positive relationships with other members of our school community (fellow students, teachers, support staff and community partners).
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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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