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As a public charter school, Calgary Arts Academy is accountable to Alberta Education, our students and their families, our team, plus other government bodies.

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Children and community that value arts and learning!

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Our mission is to provide a collaborative, democratic learning environment, empowering each individual to become self-directed, life-long learners who value community-focused and citizen based action facilitated through effective communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking.


Our purpose is to transform children into young people who are curious, kind, empathetic and engaged; preparing them like no other school to contribute and lead in their communities.


Calgary Arts Academy models:

  • Transparency

  • Honesty

  • High Ethical Standards

  • Accountability

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Client Centered service (students, parents, local, provincial, national and international communities)

  • Academic Excellence Philosophy, Purpose and Goals


Children come first! Magic happens when you nurture the whole child: body, mind and spirit. Focusing on identified abilities, strengths and talents in a nurturing environment while learning through the Arts prepares students for success in the 21st century.

Truly, the school belongs to the students.

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