Strategic Plan

The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan is the first collaboratively designed vision for our school, honouring a strong history, while building a bold, bright future.


The Strategic Plan’s four goals align with four critical areas of a school: students, staff, instruction, and decision-making. 

This Strategic Plan allows us to build on Calgary Academy’s strong history, while evolving as a community and charting our way to a bright future.

Goal One

Students surpass their potential.

Goal Two

Staff strives for excellence.

Goal Three

Instruction is innovative and effective.

Goal Four

Decision making reflects a student-centred approach.


A great Strategic Plan is moving picture, not a snapshot, and it evolves and responds to the organization over time. The resources below share where our Strategic Plan began, and showcase where changes have been made based on our community’s feedback.



The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan - Year 2 Placemat lays out the 3-year goals, outcomes, and strategies in a one-page glance.

What We Heard


On March 6, nearly 200 stakeholders shared their feedback on our Year 1 progress. Their responses are summarized here.

Previous Strat Plan


Year 1 of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan can be viewed here.


The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan is the result of five months of consultative stakeholder engagement sessions. Embracing a complexity before simplicity approach, the process saw participation from more than 200 individuals including students, staff, parents, alumni, board members, and community members.

  • September 2018

    The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan officially launched at Calgary Academy.

  • March 2018

    The draft Strategic Plan was unveiled to all participants in a milestone celebration. 

  • January 2018

    Recognizing the community’s concern that everything couldn’t change at once, our goals and outcomes were finalized, and strategies were developed and prioritized. 

  • December 2017

    Together, we streamlined more than 15 priorities into four initial goals and 12 outcomes.

  • November 2017

    Students were asked “what makes my school special” and “what does learning look like at my best?” With student responses prominently displayed to keep their voices at the table, we reviewed our purpose, including vision, mission, and beliefs.