All students who have a sincere interest in 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 CAA is a good fit for your child.

We are not able to provide tours of our schools at this time.  We hope that you will enjoy the following virtual tours:

Year 4 to 9 – Education Centre at Stampede Park’s Youth Campus


Kindergarten to Year 3 – Knob Hill Elementary School Campus


This video was created to show our community what our learning spaces will look like during the pandemic.

You are welcome to submit an application package at any time before or after you have toured the school.

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.
  • 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 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.

4. Student Audition (Year 4 Plus)

  • 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 arts, rather than their proficiency level.

5. Registration Complete

Congratulations! You will receive correspondence from us advising that a space is available for your child.

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.