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.