Our School

Earl Grey Motto

NIL NISI OPTIMUM – “Nothing But the Best”


"Learning and Leading Together"


We provide quality learning opportunities and options. Our learners take ownership by discovering and developing their potential, passions and gifts. They take their place as lifelong learners and make a significant contribution within a complex, changing world.

Earl Grey School prides itself on the success of our students. Our caring, respectful environment is the result of highly qualified teachers, support staff, administrators, school council representatives and parent volunteers. This commitment continues and is evident through:

  • Exceptional Academic Provincial Achievement Results: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science
  • Morning Kindergarten with strong Early Literacy Focus
  • Enriched Fine Arts Program
  • Daily Physical Education
  • Learning Commons/Media Centre
  • Infused Technology with fully wired and wireless classrooms
  • SMART boards in every classroom
  • Integrated Literacy and Learning Program
  • Private preschool on site
  • Before and After School Care Program on site

Who Was Earl Grey?

Albert Henry George Grey (1851-1917) grew up at Windsor Castle and was private secretary to Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. In 1894, he succeeded his uncle as the fourth Earl Grey. He was a politician and diplomat who served as Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911, at the time when Alberta and Saskatchewan became provinces. 

He was very popular with Canadians and was one of the few governors general at that time to complete a full term. In 1909, he donated the Grey Cup, the trophy which is now awarded annually to the Canadian Football League champion. The original Earl Grey School was built in 1911 and a gymnasium was added in 1953. The original three-storey sandstone school was demolished and a new school built in 1968.

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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. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​​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​.

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Today was the last day of classes before spring break. We hope all of our students and school staff have a fun, safe and rejuvenating break! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/f87mrxP9Te