Strategic Plan

The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan is the first ever 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.

Students surpass their potential.
Staff strives for excellence.
Instruction is innovative and effective.
Decision making reflects a student-centred approach.


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.

  • 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.

  • December 2017

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

  • 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. 

  • March 2018

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

  • September 2018

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