Blog

Every school year is filled with events, activities, and celebrations. You can stay up to date with all the amazing things that occur at CA below.

Celebration of Learning Events
March 26, 2021 3 min read

How Calgary Academy Changed My Child’s Life

Our family currently has three children attending Calgary Academy (CA). My story today is about my Grade 12 son, Aidan, and all he has overcome since he started at CA.

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Blended+
March 19, 2021 2 min read

A New World, A New Way To Learn

Significant, disruptive events are often accelerators of change. As students around the world moved to virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and students alike quickly had to learn new tools, techniques, and systems for learning.

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Celebration of Learning
March 16, 2021 3 min read

Exemplary Practice and Student Showcase

Twice a year the Board of Directors recognizes staff and students for exemplary work, leadership, or contributions to the school community. This February, the Board was honoured to present Grade 7 student Will and teacher Jaclyn Demmers with this special honour!

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Learning
March 16, 2021 1 min read

Why Teach Dance in PE?

In Physical Education this month, students in Kindergarten through Grade 10 have been participating in a hip hop dance unit. Many classes performed live on Teams for parents on Friday, while others will finish next week and you will be sent a video of their dance routine.

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Strategic Plan
March 9, 2021 1 min read

Strategic Planning: What We Heard

Over the last six months, it has been an amazing process consulting with our community on our our next strategic plans, and once again we are asking for your feedback on our draft goals and outcomes for the 2021-2025 Strategic Plans.

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Learning
February 16, 2021 3 min read

New Program Alert: Blended+

Beginning this fall, the Blended+ program for students in Grades 9-10 combines the best of online and in-person learning.

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Learning
January 26, 2021 4 min read

Unleashing Deeper Learning with Assessment

When you hear the word assessment, what comes to mind for you? Likely, you are imagining a quiz, or a test, or some other event where you had to prove that you had learned something.

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Altruism
December 7, 2020 1 min read

School Garden

This feature is one of a weeklong celebration of altruism at Calgary Academy! Altruism, the heart of our REACH Principles, is a concern for the welfare of others, and the CA community exemplifies this in may ways.

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Altruism
December 2, 2020 2 min read

GaGa Ball Pit

In August 2019, a group of people came together under the sun to cut sod, pound dirt, and build a strange, octagon-shaped structure.

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Altruism
November 30, 2020 2 min read

Outdoor Learning Circles

Throughout September, our forest was filled with activity as students and staff worked to clear three areas within the aspen trees to encourage students to spend time outside.

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Altruism
November 29, 2020 2 min read

Jacket Racket

In the midst of this ongoing global pandemic, our attention seems constantly drawn to headlines about COVID-19. But the challenges that existed before COVID-19 remain today, and a committed group of students were not going to leave their community behind. 

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Altruism
November 27, 2020 1 min read

Altruism Week at Calgary Academy 

On Sunday, we kick-off a weeklong celebration of altruism at Calgary Academy! Each day we will feature an example of our community giving back – either by volunteering their time, leaving a legacy, or making a generous donation. 

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