Our School

Mission Statement

Inspiring hearts and minds: a caring, collaborative learning community that engages students and challenges them to pursue personal excellence in an ever-changing world.

Vision Statement

To become a dynamic centre of personalized learning, driven by engaged, creative learners through:

  • inspiring and innovative practice
  • providing inclusive and collaborative learning opportunities
  • encouraging critical thinking and inquiry
  • designing activities that create meaningful community connections
  • infusing technology into learning and teaching
  • embracing meaningful change
  • respecting individual differences
  • fostering resiliency
  • making connections to the global community
  • nurturing a lifelong attitude of excellence


Our values at Briar Hill School are the same as those of the CBE, namely:

  • students come first
  • learning is our central purpose
  • public education serves the common good
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​​Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. Our school, along with all CBE schools, made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

Acknowledging the Land

We would like to acknowledg​​e the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.​

​​​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 Improvement 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​.