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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

"We have an authentic and enthusiastic Catholic identity that welcomes families from other faiths to our community."

- 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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Human Formation


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.


Intellectual Formation


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


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. 


Apostolic Formation


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.

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Older student mentors an elementary student in reading
Students collaborate in outdoor sports

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.

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Fr. Anthony Sortino

"Love the family! Defend and promote it as the basic cell of human society, nurture it as the prime sanctuary of life. Give great care to the preparation of engaged couples and be close to young married couples, so that they will be for their children and the whole community an eloquent testimony of God's love. "

- Pope John Paul JJ 


Faith Formation



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
Catholic Diocese of Calgary, Partner Regnum Christi Education
Students in the chapel
Fr. Antony in the chapel
Fr. Antony with secondary students
Listen to our TENtalks

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.   


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