What is your admissions criteria?
A new applicant may be considered a candidate for Calgary Academy if he or she has average to above-average intelligence and no primary social/emotional and/or behavioural issues.
Can I bring my child on the parent tour?
The focus of the parent tour is for parents and guardians to learn more about Calgary Academy and have an overview of the programs we offer. As we move forward in the application process, if we determine your child is a good fit, your child will have an opportunity at that time to have a private tour of our facilities.
What does the application fee include?
The application fee of $950 includes a $250 non-refundable deposit that covers the addition of your child’s name to the placement list, and a preliminary file review. The remaining portion of your application fee will be applied toward your child’s tuition (upon acceptance). If applying for Kindergarten, the application fee of $950 includes a $150 non-refundable deposit.
When do you make the decision on enrolment?
Once you have submitted an application package that includes all the required documentation and the application fee, we will review your file, which may take up to month to complete. A decision to move forward to the next phase of the application process may include a student-needs assessment. Following the assessment, the Admissions Committee will complete a final file review which may take several weeks to make a decision. Depending on the complexity of the file and the time of year, processing times may vary. We recommend you apply early and ensure your application is complete to prevent any delays in processing.
What does CA do prior to enrolment to determine if we are a good fit?
We review as much information as we can to determine a holistic picture of your child’s current capacity, and to determine if CA is potentially the right school for your child. Our ultimate goal is to empower students to unleash their potential and surpass their expectations, and that is why every application is uniquely assessed based on each applicant’s individual needs.
What are the most important pieces in my application package?
It is important to submit your child’s progress reports, Individual Program Plans (if applicable), and a current psychological-educational assessment (required for Academy students only and potentially Collegiate students as well). Upon reviewing these documents, if we feel we need to gather further information, we may need to have a conversation with your child’s school or professionals who have worked with your child. These documents give us an accurate representation of your child’s strengths and helps us understand their individual needs. This will allow us to determine appropriate program placement.
Do you accept students mid-year?
We do consider mid-year placement should the information in the application indicate that your child’s needs would be a match for our already existing groupings, and considering space is available in that grade. With any applications submitted mid-year, we must adhere to the same admissions process as we do with all other applicants.
Do you have uniforms?
We believe in creating an inclusive environment whereby students are celebrated for their individuality. We’ve asked our students and their families if they would like to introduce uniforms to our school, and there is an overwhelming desire to maintain our current dress code policy, which is detailed in our School Handbook.