All students who have a sincere interest in at least one of the arts (music, drama, dance, visual and literary arts) and have a good academic history are welcome to apply at Calgary Arts Academy.

Registration inquiries can be directed to Kevin Loftus, Registrar by email to or by phone at (403) 532-3020, Extension 4372.

Application Process

1. Tour of the School

We ask that parents attend a scheduled tour of the school.  This is to help the parent determine whether or not we are a good fit for your child.  You are welcome to submit an application package at any time before or after you have toured the school.

Scheduled tours:

– Knob Hill Elementary Campus (Kindergarten to Year 3): Tours of the elementary campus have concluded for the year.  Information regarding tours during the 2019-2020 school year will be posted to this page in late August 2019.

– Youth Campus Education Centre (Year 4 to 9): October 16 2018, December 11 2018, February 12 2019 (TOUR FULL) and March 12 2019 (TOUR FULL.) Tours begin at 9:30 a.m.  To attend, please contact Kevin Loftus at and advise the tour you wish to attend, the grade level and school year you’re interested in and the number of people in your party.

2. Registration

  • Complete the “Request to Register a Student” form and submit to the office, in person or to fax number (403) 217-0965.
  • The “Request to Register a Student” form, plus the items listed below, are required in order to be placed on the waiting list.
  • Date of submission will be noted on the registration form.
  • Provide copies of your child’s birth certificate and most recent report card (plus any other relevant documents, such as IPPs, etc.,) plus a $50.00 admin fee.
  • Submissions are reviewed for completeness upon receipt.  You will be contacted for any missing elements.
  • Submissions are reviewed for enrolment eligibility when the applicant’s name appears next on the wait list.
  • Note that transportation forms and immunization records are not required until a space has been offered to your child.
  • The “Request to Register a Student” package can be submitted at any time before or after you have toured the school.

Click here for the “Request to Register a Student” form.

3. Intake Meeting at the School

All short-listed students and their parents are required to attend a presentation at the school that will outline the program offered at CAA. Intake meetings occur in early spring and you will receive correspondence from us with details when your child is short-listed.

4. Student Audition (Year 4 Plus)

  • Students must demonstrate an interest in one of the arts.
  • Students in Year 4 and older must audition.
  • The student may choose their art form – music, art, dance, drama or literary art.
  • The audition is meant to reveal student willingness to perform and commitment to the school, rather than their proficiency level.

5. Acceptance

Congratulations! You will receive correspondence from us advising of your acceptance.

6. Summer Orientation Day

The summer orientation day occurs the day before regular classes begin for the new school year.

The orientation day introduces Calgary Arts Academy’s pillars to new students, and provides information on Mindfulness and the five art forms. Attendance by all new students is mandatory.