Our vision is that all students will be successful learners in a community that values meaningful learning experiences and caring relationships with others.
Ken Taylor School is committed to enabling each child to learn in an environment that recognizes, celebrates and at-tends to individual differences. This environment emphasizes critical thinking, shared decision making and student ownership for learning.
- Shared ownership and accountability of public education by parents/guardians, children, the school and the community builds a positive foundation for lifelong learning.
- We work together in a caring community that recognizes, respects and values each individual.
- School culture is enhanced by cohesiveness and collegiality.
- The learning environment provides the opportunity for children to be successful.
- We learn best by communicating, sharing, planning and supporting each other.
- Children need to develop the ability to share in making responsible decisions regarding their own learning and behaviour.
- Staff professional development is the shared responsibility of the individual, the school and the system.
Respect yourself, others and the world.
About Our School Name
Kenneth D. Taylor (b. 1934 – d. 2015) was best known as Canada’s ambassador to Iran during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. He and his wife were instrumental in shielding six American diplomats who evaded capture and arranging for their safe return to the United States. Taylor served in the Canadian Foreign Service from 1959 to 1984. He left government service in 1984 after serving as Canada’s Consul-General in New York. Taylor was born and raised in Calgary and graduated from Crescent Heights High School. He had an intense interest in education and was Chancellor of the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2004. Taylor was a member of numerous corporate boards and the recipient of many Canadian and U.S. honours including the Order of Canada (Officer) and the US Congressional Gold Medal.