Major Milestones

Major Milestones

  • Nation-wide call for educators

    Classified ads were places across the country searching for innovative teachers looking to make an impact at a new school.

  • Calgary Academy opens to the community

    September 1, 1981 to 44 students and 12 staff members.

  • CA’s first graduating class

    In June of 1987, seven Calgary Academy graduates convocated at the Palliser Hotel, the first graduating class.

  • Moving Notice

    In January 1993, Calgary Board of Education indicated it needed its building back. Calgary Academy had 18 months to find a new school – again.

  • Our Future Home

    Generous school supporters and donors supported the "We're REACHing Out" campaign to fund the capital campaign.

  • Constructing a Permanent Home

    Following the purchase of 16 acres of land west of Sarcee Trail, a rapid construction period commenced, building the school in just eight months!

  • Creating and Living REACH

    In 2001, all staff engaged in a collaborative process to develop our REACH principles. These remain present at the school today.

  • Dig Pink Volleyball Tournament

    In 2009, Calgary Academy held its first Dig Pink Volleyball Tournament, in support of breast cancer research. This tournament continues to this day.

  • Kindergarten Program Launched

    In 2019, Calgary Academy launched its first Kindergarten class, welcoming 10 young learners to this new program.