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  • Mission
  • Principal's Message
  • History

Mission Statement

  • To ensure that Stoney Nation culture, language, history and collective knowledge are passed on to each successive generation
  • To promote the highest standard of literacy-based education for Stoney Nation children and young adults in a manner that will facilitate participation in any field or endeavor they may choose
  • To provide all Stoney Nation children the opportunity to learn to speak, read and write in the Stoney language
  • To instill in children and young adults the understanding that education is a lifelong pursuit
  • To provide a holistic approach to education that addresses the cultural, social, economic, emotional, physical and intellectual goals of children and young adults
  • To provide and develop education policies that accommodate a rapidly changing world, and to prepare children and young adults to meet the challenges such change demands
  • To recognize that children and young adults are taught first at home, and secondly at school, and to recognize the importance of family involvement in the development and delivery of education services
  • To ensure that all school staff and students are drug and alcohol-free
  • To provide a safe and caring school environment that is free from physical, emotional, spiritual, sexual and verbal abuse (innuendo, gossip and rumour) and harassment

Principal's Message

Aba Wathtech, at Chief Jacob Bearspaw School we are working hard to help preserve the Stoney culture through daily culture classes while preparing the students to work in the modern world. We strive to work in partnership with parents and other community agencies to give our students the best possible chance to succeed. We are grateful for the support we have received from our Chief and Council and the community in pushing students to reach their full potential. We welcome all visitors to come and visit our school and meet the amazing students we have to work with.

Mr. Gordon,
Principal of Chief Jacob Bearspaw School


Chief Jacob Bearspaw School was opened in 1998. It was Named after Ozija Thiha, Chief Jacob Bearspaw who signed the Treaty 7 docuent at Blackfoot crossing in 1877 as head chief for Bearspaw Band. The school ranges from Grades K-12 and is located in Eden Valley Reserve