Our School

At Vincent Massey School, our priority is to give students the fullest academic, physical, social, and emotional developmental experiences possible. Our academic, athletic, band and citizenship programs provide enormous opportunities for student growth.

Academically, the unique learning styles and needs of individual students are recognized and assignments and projects reflect student voice and choice. As well, students are given opportunities for enrichment and additional support. We believe fundamentally in the importance of “options” for adolescent learners and host a complementary program that offers students opportunity to take such classes as Band, French, Applied Tech, Drama, Dance, Film Explorations, Art, Foods, Outdoor Ed., Computer Tech., Fashion Studies, and Leadership.

Massey has enjoyed a proud tradition of a very strong physical education program. Students are offered extensive choice in their physical education classes and may further access physical developmental opportunities through our intramural program and extra-curricular athletic teams in volleyball, soccer, cross-country, basketball, badminton, and track and field.

Massey’s Band program has long been renowned for its tradition of excellence. In a relatively short period of time, students develop the skill and ability to perform confidently on several stages in Calgary and across western Canada.

Opportunities for students to further develop their sense of character and citizenship are experienced through our Leadership and Outdoor Education classes as well as through involvement with Massey’s student-run “Legacy Corporation” which has been extensively involved in supporting a number of international humanitarian causes.

Our School Name

Vincent Massey was the first Canadian Governor General of Canada. "Youth is the foundation upon which the nation must be built." Vincent Massey.

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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​.