Calgary Board of Education

About Our School

Reaching for Excellence!

Mount Royal School is a diverse community comprised of many different cultures, races and religions. Students come from approximately 35 countries and speak more than 40 different languages. Our student population is around 240 which include English Language Learners (ELL) and an ACCESS and TASC (special education) class. There are 15 teachers and several support staff to meet the needs of our learners.

Our Vision

Mount Royal School has embraced a vision of “excellence for all” which is reflected in our motto Reaching for Excellence. We believe that all students have the right to a quality education, that high academic standards must be set and that students can and will succeed in ways that reflect their aptitudes and interests.

We have four basic priorities and examine our program based on these priorities. These priorities are:

  • The school as community
  • A curriculum with coherence
  • A climate for learning
  • A commitment to character

Mount Royal strives to form partnerships within the school as well as outside the school walls to build our school community. Students are taught by teaching teams who can quickly learn students’ talents and needs. We believe that partnerships with parents will help students achieve their potential. Volunteers are key in supporting school programs that benefit students. Mount Royal also has partnerships in the larger community – Teck Resources is our business partner, supporting our students through the awards program, our Christmas Help campaign and many other programs.

At Mount Royal, we believe that all of our efforts focus on student achievement and that we need to ensure that all of our resources are used effectively towards this end. This includes purchasing text resources as well as technology. Our School Council supports students’ activities and equipment purchases through casino funds.

Mount Royal believes that we can help students achieve their potential through our commitment to character and character education. We have chosen seven core virtues which are discussed in classes and recognized at term assemblies. These core virtues are respect, responsibility, honesty, compassion, self-discipline, perseverance, and giving.

More information about our school can be found under History.