Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Vision

Engagement, Support, and Success for each learner. 

Our Mission

Each learner entrusted to our care has unique gifts and abilities. It is our mission to find out what these are…Explore them... Develop them... Celebrate them!

Our Organizational Purpose

Placing education at the centre of a flourishing community.

The Board of Trustees is committed to govern by assuring that our students and all who support them can flourish.

  • We are committed to visionary leadership that inspires opportunities and initiatives to impact the engagement, support, and success of our learners and our communities across the Division. 
  • We are committed to engaging, communicating, and collaborating meaningfully with our learners and communities. 
  • We are committed to providing a welcoming, caring, respectful, safe, flexible, and inclusive learning environments that embrace diversity within a culture of belonging.  
  • We are committed to building positive professional relationships and providing rich, meaningful, and appropriate learning experiences that are responsive to the needs of our learners and our communities.

Learn more about the Board of Trustees Foundational Statements here.

Division Profile

  • Foothills School Division (FSD) serves the learning needs of approximately 8,200 students in junior kindergarten (pre-kindergarten) through grade 12, and employs more than 900 teachers and support staff who are focused on our common goal of “Improving Learning for ALL Students.”

  • Located on the City of Calgary’s southern border within the Municipal District of Foothills, the Division encompasses the Towns of Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond and Turner Valley as well as the communities served by our Blackie, Cayley, Heritage Heights (DeWinton), Longview, Millarville and Red Deer Lake (south Calgary) schools.

  • Governed by six publicly elected Board of Trustees, FSD operates 19 public schools, an open campus location providing academic and behavioural support programs, and three Hutterite Colony schools.

  • As a public school division, we are here to improve learning for ALL students and develop the WHOLE child. Our student body reflects the communities we serve and we offer a rich variety of innovative programs and services to meet the needs and interests of a broad spectrum of learners.

  • We are committed to academic excellence in all areas of education:  academics, the arts, athletics, and career and technology instruction.  Together with strong character education, we believe these are all equally important contributors to the development and future employability of our students.

  • We have safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for our students and focus on developing healthy, respectful relationships at all levels –  with our students, school families and employees.

Useful Links


image description
Back to top