About Westwind School Division

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the far southwestern corner of Southern Alberta, The Westwind School Division works with passion to discover and empower the potential in each of our students. Westwind serves a diverse and largely rural population of just under 4,400 students in 13 community schools located in the towns of Cardston, Magrath, and Raymond and the villages/hamlets of Stirling, Glenwood, Hill Spring, Mountain View, Del Bonita, Spring Coulee and Welling as well as 9 colony schools.

Westwind School Division No. 74 believes in principles for a quality learning system that is accessible, learner-centered, collaborative, accountable, responsive, innovative, fair and equitable.


HISTORY

Westwind School Division came into existence on September 1, 1994 as a result of the regionalization of the former Cardston School Division, Stirling School District and the northwest portion of the County of Warner School Division. 
Westwind School Division stretches 66 kilometers north from the Canada/US Border and 109 kilometers from East to West; bounded on the West by the Waterton Lakes National Park and the Waterton River and on the East by a line running parallel with the Cardston County Eastern Boundary. 

“Westwind School Division No. 74 empowers partners to build a world class, lifelong learning community; one that ensures that learners become responsible, caring, creative, self-reliant and contributing members of a democratic, knowledge based and productive society.

““Westwind School Division No. 74 empowers partners to build a world class, lifelong learning community; one that ensures that learners become responsible, caring, creative, self-reliant and contributing members of a democratic, knowledge based and productive society.
— Westwind School Division Mission Statement

Our Vision

“Empowering the Human Potential of All Learners”

Westwind School Division #74 believes:


• maximizing student potential is best achieved through a cycle of continuous improvement.
• ongoing assessment, analysis and reporting of results and then follow-through are essential
components of the improvement cycle.
• the highest motivation comes from within, where personal passion and sense of purpose is a
professional ideal.
• collaborative engagement enhances individual growth and collective achievement.
• an organization committed to transformation encourages and supports innovation and
creativity.
• effective problem solving requires honest, respectful communication, critical thinking, and a
solutions focus.
• that by strengthening the division as a whole, each individual school and community also
becomes stronger, recognizing that each school and community also has a desire to preserve
their sense of community and school identity.