Why Clear Water Academy
Clear Water Academy provides the highest quality education through an educational model called Integral Formation®. As a member of the Regnum Christi Education Network, we focus on educating the whole child through their intellectual, spiritual, human, and apostolic capabilities. Here, students benefit from our individualized approach to become Christian leaders that are prepared to embrace their God-given talents. Semper Altius, meaning "Always Higher," challenges our students, parents, and faculty to strive for excellence through continued opportunities for growth and formation.
- Bill Tomiak, Executive Director
What is Integral Formation?
Integral Formation is central to how we fulfill our mission at Clear Water Academy. We believe in an educational philosophy that develops excellence in the complete formation of the whole person.
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The excellent teachers and faculty of Clear Water Academy support students to grow in virtue, confidence, and leadership skills. We encourage participation in various academics, fine arts, and athletics to discover their talents and offer opportunities for students to act with integrity and compassion towards their friends and teammates.
Students of Clear Water Academy graduate with a wealth of knowledge ranked among the highest results in Alberta by Fraser Institute. One hundred percent of alumni pursue post-secondary education with the confidence to think critically, study effectively, and a personal work ethic aimed at high academic standards.
Spiritual formation helps students develop their intimate relationship with Jesus Christ by holistically integrating prayer and reverence within the school curriculum and celebrations. Daily opportunities to participate in the Catholic faith through in-school activities and the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation encourage children to develop a personal relationship with Jesus and to discover their unique mission.
Out of the abundance of the other three aspects of Integral Formation, students develop the understanding of the importance of generously serving the community around them. Through concrete works of charity, we seek to emulate the Apostles by caring for the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of others. Apostolic formation calls students to action as they live out their responsibility as Christian leaders.
Our School Chaplain
Fr. Anthony Sortino, a Regnum Christi priest of the congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, shepherds the Clear Water Academy community as the Director of Catholic Formation and head chaplain. Along with offering the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation, Fr. Anthony leads the team of formation instructors and religion teachers in order to develop activities and events that engage students in their journey to become Saints. Fr. Anthony holds Bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Theology from his studies in Rome and a Certificate in Humanistic Studies. He has furthered his education through courses on the Theology of the Body, formation for the family, and spiritual direction. He has a special love for the youth and young adults and has accompanied many young couples preparing for marriage and the adventure of forming a family.
- Pope John Paul JJ
For our students, faculty, families, and community. Nurturing a vibrant, faith-filled Catholic community relies on a partnership between families, faculty, students, and alumni. Ongoing opportunities for faith formation enrich Clear Water Academy's mission to impact culture and transform society.
We offer annual, weekly, and special events for a variety of audiences designed to advance your ongoing faith formation.
Friends in the Mission
With Fr. Anthony, School Chaplain, and Emily, Girls' Formation Instructor, and special guests
We invite your family to explore your faith more deeply. Tune in twice a month for new content on our Clear Water Academy YouTube Channel. In just 10 minutes, you can delve into various topics and themes relevant to your everyday experiences as a father or mother looking to make faith part of your family life.