Elmwood's Mission, Vision, and Values

Strategic Pillars

The plan is built on a foundation of our mission, vision, and values. The three focus areas are:


Elmwood will be recognized as a centre of excellence for learning and teaching.

Our faculty will be challenged, supported, and held to the highest standards of teaching. They will be practitioners of the very best and latest pedagogy in all-girls education throughout the world. Our learning environment will be equitable and inclusive, recognizing, respecting, and will encourage all students to promote confidence, advocacy, communication, and collaboration. Our school will be recognized as the very best training environment for teachers.


Elmwood will provide support, university excellence, and networks for students from Pre-Kindergarten through graduation and beyond. 

Our model will centre around a unique mentoring experience at all ages providing curated programming supported by a network of trained Elmwood students, alumnae, families, business partners, and connections.  It will allow our students to develop skills at key transition points, explore passions, achieve university goals, develop networks, and build careers. We will provide real-world learning and work opportunities that will develop confidence, specialized skills, and lifelong connections.


Elmwood will ensure our students will learn in an educational environment that supports respect, healthy minds, and healthy bodies that is here for generations to come. 

Informed by best practices and the latest research, Elmwood will support the mental and physical health of our students through wellness, active living, and sports programs. We will continue our work with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, focusing on learning and engagement.  Learning and community spaces will encourage collaboration, creativity, and world-class learning, whilst our  environmental programs and practices will ensure we are responsible environmental stewards, mitigating our environmental impact. 

Strategic Development 2021+ Community Input

We would love to hear your feedback on Elmwood's Strategic Direction 2021+. We invite you to complete the following form: 


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