Learning at CA

For over 40 years, we have changed the lives of our students and their families by embracing exceptional learners within a caring and inclusive culture. We continue to empower our students by helping them understand themselves, accept challenges, and develop the knowledge and skills to thrive.

The Learning Model

The way we live, learn, and work today reflects ongoing, often transformational change. Our learning model is designed to balance the legacy elements of Calgary Academy with dynamic instruction that engages students and builds skills for success in an ever-changing world.

Core of the Model

At CA, we place the individual needs of each student at the heart of everything we do. Students are at the centre of our learning model with a focus on wellness, self-awareness, belonging, and relationships.

Learning Approaches

The learning model has three instructional approaches to meet Alberta Education curriculum outcomes and competencies: direct instruction, integrative learning, and flex learning. Balancing these approaches is how we deliver engaging, innovative, student-focused experiences that develop essential knowledge, skills, and habits of mind.

Instructional Design Elements

Every child is unique, and every child learns differently. That’s why we design instruction that ensures students who enter our classrooms have a learning experience tailored for them.