We suggest applying in the fall or winter to avoid any rush/delays with applications. There is a possibility that your child may be put on a waitlist should classes reach capacity.

Please note that our base criteria for admission to Calgary Academy are average to above-average intelligence and no primary social, emotional, or behavioural needs requiring support. Cognitive functioning is typically determined by the administration of a psychological-educational assessment by a registered psychologist. The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) emphasizes that diagnosed learning disabilities are different from intellectual disabilities. For more information regarding learning disabilities, please consult the LDAC’s website. Additionally, applicants’ learning needs and academic skill levels must be similar to those of our existing student groupings.

It is important to submit the following in your application:

- Your child’s progress reports - Individual Program Plans (if applicable) - Speech/occupational therapy reports (if applicable) - A current Psycho-Educational assessment (required for Academy students who have been accepted into the Academy program and potentially for some Collegiate students).

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. This will give us an accurate representation of your child’s strengths and helps us understand their individual needs. It will also allow us to determine appropriate program placement. Please note that this will not be done without parent/guardian permission.

You can access your online application portal by using this link or you can click Apply Now.

After you have applied, you can still make changes and update your documents within SchoolAdmin.

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.

Calgary Academy will review all the information you submitted to get a holistic picture of your child’s current strengths and where they may require additional support to determine if CA is potentially the right school for your child. Our goal is to empower students to unleash their potential and surpass their expectations, and that is why every application is uniquely reviewed based on each applicant’s individual needs.

Once you have applied online, including submitting all the required documentation and paying the admissions deposit, we will review your child’s file. This may take up to one month to complete.

A decision to move forward to the next phase of the application process may include a Student Needs Assessment and an informal interview. Following this, a final file review will be done. We may not be able to move forward with some applications if the Admissions Committee determines your child’s needs lie outside the criteria for acceptance.