Our School

Vision Statement

Our vision is that all students will be successful learners in a community that values meaningful learning experiences and caring relationships with others.

Mission Statement 

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.

Belief Statements 

  • 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.

School Motto 

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.

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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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