Our School

Passion, Belonging, Success

At W.G. Murdoch, these three words represent how we approach everything we do.

“Universi Refert Retuli”

“Together We Make A Difference”

Prior to telling you about why we exist as a school, we'll share a few details about WGM.

Grade Configuration: 6 - 12

Classes per grade: 2

Teaching Staff: 21

Total Staff: 33

School Enrollment: 400

Nickname: Trojans


We believe that passionate people make W.G. Murdoch a place where students and staff want to come to learn everyday. Passion is on display all around the school, from teachers taking risks in their classrooms to engage students in a different way to our students going the extra mile both inside and outside the classroom. As Simon Sinek says, "Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion". Being people that passionately approach our day to day work at WGM is what we want to be about.


In order to learn, students and staff must feel a sense of belonging, where they are cared for and safe. Whether its a teacher noticing a student isn't themselves one day to our terrific student support team working more intentionally with kids, we want our students to feel that WGM is a place they belong. Our school intentionally does large school events run by our students to ensure that all students feel a sense of belonging at WGM.


We desire to see all of our students have success. We also are aware success looks different for each student. Working collaboratively with students, parents, and staff, we aim to personalize learning for each student to ensure their needs are being met. Being a community of 370 kids, this allows us to get to know our kids and what they need. Whether it is working with our students in off campus education, giving them more time in our active learning support environment, or helping them access online courses that we do not offer, learning at WGM is personalized and engaging. In the end, our students success is paramount to what we do at WGM.

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.