What is the difference in applying early (fall/winter) versus applying late (spring/summer)?
As applications and enrolment are both timely processes for families that include a substantial amount of forms to be completed, we suggest applying early to avoid any rush/delays. This also includes a delay in processing payments/refunds. Our response times later in the year may take longer than usual. There is also a possibility that your child may be put on a waitlist should classes reach capacity. Please note that applications submitted over the summer break may result in your child’s start date being delayed. For those applying in August/September, please be aware that we still need to adhere to the admissions process and we need time to prepare for their first day of school.
Do you provide busing?
We are pleased to offer transportation to all Calgary Academy students. We redesign our bus routes every year to transport students in a safe and efficient manner. Our bussing provider, First Student, normally sends bussing information out by the third week in August to families who indicated interest by submitting the student transportation form, in the parent portal, during enrolment.
Where will my child be picked up?
To reduce ride times, routes will be developed that minimize the number of communities and the total number of stops on each bus route. If your child is the only stop in a community, it may be necessary for parents to drive to a common morning pick up location in another community. Calgary Academy will endeavour to drop off these students at their home address in the afternoon. To maximize route efficiency, Junior and Senior High students living in the same community may be required to walk reasonable distances (up to 1 km) to a common pick up location. Once bus routes have been established, changes will only be accommodated if they do not affect the overall student ride times.
What communities do you provide busing service to?
Montclair, Cochrane, Fireside, Cochrane Heights Lower Springbank, Grandview Park, Escarpment Park, Huntington Hills, Highland Park, Mount Pleasant, Cambrian Heights, Collingwood, Triwood, Charleswood, Capital Hill, Varsity Acres, Varsity Estates Hidden Valley, Nolan Hill, Sherwood, Hamptons, Hawkstone, Arbour Lake, Watermark at Bearspaw Panorama, Silver Springs, Scenic Acres, Valley Ridge, Crestmont, Artist’s View Sunnyside, Hillhurst, Westmont, West Hillhurst, Briar Hill, St. Andrew Heights, Parkdale, Point McKay, University Heights North Bearspaw, Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak, Tuscany Auburn Bay, Cranston, Mountain Park, McKenzie, Douglas Dale, Douglas Glen, Riverbend DeWinton, Bonaventure, Lake Bonavista, Willow Park, Kelvin Grove, Chinook Park Bridlewood, Somerset, Lake Midnapore, Lake Sundance, Lake Chaparral, Silverado Elbow Valley, Lott Creek, Discovery Ridge Rideau Park, Roxboro, Mount Royal, Lower Mount Royal, Elbow Park, Glencoe Club, Elboya, Britannia, Bel-Aire, Mayfair Canyon Meadows, Canyon Creek Estates, Woodbine, Woodlands, Pump Hill, Oakridge, Oakridge Estates, Palliser, Bayview, Eagle Ridge, Garrison Woods, Altadore, South Calgary Lakeview, Lakeview Village, Springbank Hill Strathcona, Patterson Heights, Patterson, West Springs, Cougar Ridge, Wentworth, Westgate, Westgate, Glengarry, Glenbrook, Glamorgan, Rutland Park, Garrison Woods, Sienna Hills, Signal Hill, Christie Park, Aspen
Do you consider international students?
We consider all students who have status to attend school in Alberta such as a Study Permit, Work Permit, Canadian Citizenship, etc. The student must be a resident of Alberta and be permitted to attend school in Canada. When considering any application, we must adhere to the same admissions process for all of our applicants. Please note that, for international students, additional fees will apply. Please see the Fees & Payments page for more details on the supplementary funding fee.
What if I need to make changes to my information?
Once you have applied, you can email us at any time to inform us of any changes to your account and we will manually update them for you.
Do I need to apply to Academy or Collegiate?
Once the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and required documentation, they will determine which program is best suited for your child’s learning needs.
What if I do not have all the required documents or they do not apply to my child?
Please ensure you make notes on your online application form in the designated fields, or you can email us if there are documents you cannot provide or documents that do not apply to your child.
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.