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.
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. You are welcome to submit an application package at any time before or after you have toured the school.
Due to the pandemic, scheduled tours have been cancelled. Watch this page to find out when we are able to provide tours again.
In the meantime, enjoy these "virtual tours" and other videos:
- Knob Hill Elementary Campus
- Education Centre / Middle School
- CAA Learning Spaces
- CAA - A Student Perspective
Complete the “Request to Register a Student” form and submit it to us. Please see "Delivering Application Documents to CAA" below for application delivery options. Click here for the application form.
The “Request to Register a Student” form, plus the items listed below, are required in order to be placed on the waiting list.
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.
Date of submission will be noted on the registration form once required elements have been received
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 application form.
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.
(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.
Congratulations! You will receive correspondence from us advising of your acceptance.
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.
Delivering Application Documents to CAA
If you wish to deliver an application package to us, please consider the following options:
EMAIL - You're welcome to email scanned documents to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please scan them to one or two documents (no photographed documents, please) then phone (403) 532-3020 Ext 4372 to pay the admin fee with your credit card (no, Amex, please.)
MAIL - Mail the documents to Calgary Arts Academy, Attn: Registrar, 640 - 14 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1E8 with a cheque made payable to Calgary Arts Academy.
Application requirements are listed above and on the application form.
OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER
Calgary Arts Academy provides a user-pay busing service within Calgary city limits. Click here for more details.
On-site before and after school student care is available at our elementary campus for Kindergarten to Year 5 students. Click here for details.