Literacy is the key to educational, intellectual freedom and meaningful contribution to our world. That is why it is our primary focus at Progressive Academy. High levels of literacy allow even our youngest students to explore literature and express themselves creatively with the written word. Understanding transforms these young learners into responsible students, confident and able to take advantage of the endless opportunities available to 21st century learners.
Progressive Academy is a co-ed private school for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, accredited by Alberta Education and The Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services. As a non-religious school, we welcome a rich mixture of cultures and beliefs and celebrate this diversity as one of our core values.
We nurture the natural curiosity of our students. The school yard, the community, the city, our country, the world and the universe – there are endless opportunities to examine, investigate and discover.
"We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey" - John Hope Franklin
We encourage passionate pursuit of interests, talents and skills. Connecting and participating in an authentic way helps students discover their passions and this in turn drives their education.
"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child." - George Bernard Shaw