Our School

Our school is located in the northwest community of Tuscany serving children attending Kindergarten in our English program until Grade 4. Tuscany School is also a dual track school with an Early French Immersion Program in Kindergarten through to Grade 5 that serves the communities of Tuscany, Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak. Tuscany School also hosts an Enhanced Educational Support Program for students Grade 1 through 6. Students in the English program from Tuscany attend Twelve Mile Coulee Middle School for Grades 5 - 9 and Bowness High School for Grades 10 - 12. Students in the Early French Immersion Program attend F.E. Osborne School for Grade 6 - 9.

In order to promote personalized learning and support individual student needs, instruction is organized through a single grade, team-teaching approach to learning in kindergarten and grade one through four. We adopted the Circle of Courage Philosophy to support the positive development of community and school culture; Belonging, Independence, Mastery and Generosity are the four tenets of the Circle of Courage that serve to enhance our sense of community and to facilitate cross grade academic and social activities and opportunities.

Our school priorities are to:

  • Create optimal opportunities and conditions for learning that promote improved student achievement.
  • Increase our students understanding of themselves as learners.
  • Promote and support a collective improvement in learning and teaching of all individuals in the Tuscany school community that will result in improved achievement for our students.

School Motto

Engaging Hearts, Inspiring Minds, Building the Future Together

Stimuler les coeurs • inspirer les esprits • construire l’avenir ensemble

Historical Context | New Beginnings … Our Story

Tuscany School opened its' doors in September of 2006. We were passionate in learning about our roots and how the past would influence the story we were about to create. This is what we found out.

Many, many years ago the land that Tuscany School and the Tuscany Community now sit upon, was inhabited by the Blackfoot and Stoney people. It was used as a buffalo hunting ground and as a winter camp. There is archeological evidence of four separate camps dating back as long as 8,000 years. This area also encompasses Twelve Mile Coulee which is a significant natural environmental area that has a healthy ecosystem, housing Grassland, Parkland and Wetland habitats. Twelve Mile Coulee was named for the distance between Fort Calgary and the mission church in Morley, founded in 1873 by the Methodist minister, George McDougall, who played an important role in the history of the Blackfoot and Stoney nations at that time.

The Blackfoot and Stoney people enjoyed a rich and colorful existence where tradition and strong family values played an important role in their culture. Their very survival relied on everyone working together for the good of all. Songs, stories, dances and ceremonies were the major ways in which knowledge and culture were passed on to new generations. They valued the land and nature and took great care to honor the natural environment.

New beginnings are built upon the traditions and culture of the past. As we move forward in the 21st century in the Community of Tuscany and Tuscany School, it is our hope and intention of continuing our Story together, based on the strengths and experiences of the past combined with the knowledge of the present and our dreams for the future. If we are to learn from the past, this story must include a reverence for the environment and an inclusive perspective that honors the needs and dreams of our children in Tuscany and our ever widening global community.

Na'a's Heartbeat

Tuscany School students and staff worked with Elder Saa'kokoto and Calgary Opera to create Na'a's Heartbeat, an opera that celebrated and honoured Blackfoot stories and culture. A video of the opera is available below:

Link:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/1bb2iiaxu9sl212/Na%27a%27s_Heartbeat_June2019.mp4

Password:  TuscanySchool

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

Acknowledging the Land

We would like to acknowledg​​e the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.​

​​​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​.

Through dance, storytelling and art, Elder Shirley teaches us to remember ALL children are precious. She also reminds us of the importance of positivity, kind words, thoughts, and actions. Our Gathering Space has been a very busy learning space this week. Ayy Elder Shirley ❤️ https://t.co/b0YXIUjFI1

Over the past two days we have been very fortunate to work again with Elder Shirley Hill. https://t.co/eGWLcZa2mK

RT @yyCBEdu: In honor of Pride Month, we celebrate the pursuit of equality for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals & affirm the importance of providing safe & caring environments. We work to cultivate positive learning environments for all students, regardless of their background or circumstances. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/SLbPK6bY5o

RT @yyCBEdu: National Indigenous History Month is a time to explore and appreciate the diverse cultures, traditions and perspectives of First Nations, Inuit and Metis as we deepen our understanding of Indigenous peoples and communities on our Truth and Reconciliation journey #WeAreCBE https://t.co/3ZOrbIc52l

Welcome to all our new friends from Brentwood School! We are glad you’re here. 💚💙💛⁦@BrentwoodCbe#wearecbe https://t.co/WKbaosQXNW