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

Caring Circle

The ‘Briar Hill School Caring Circle’ program is the bases of our citizenship, character-building and discipline polices. The Caring Circle also incorporates the following two CBE Results Policies:

  • Citizenship
  • Character

As portrayed, the key components at Briar Hill School are – “We Care for Ourselves, Others, and for the World”. We use the seven virtues in the outer circle as teaching tools to implement the ‘We Care’ program. Belonging, independence, courage, enjoyment, respect, responsibility, and kindness are the foundational virtues, which assist students in understanding how to work together at Briar Hill School. This caring philosophy is also the base of the school’s discipline policy.

Students will be dealing with these concepts throughout the school year and the components and the virtues are integrated into various subject areas. This program is a partnership among everyone in the school community as we all work together to build a positive school climate.

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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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