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.


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.

Four elementary students sit outside reading on a bench
Older student mentors an elementary student in reading
Students collaborate in outdoor sports

Our School Chaplain

Father Michael O'Connor, a priest from the religious congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, shepherds the Clear Water Academy community as the Director of Catholic Formation. Fr. Michael makes available the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. Guiding a team of formation instructors, he develops activities and events that engage students in their journey to become Saints. Fr. Michael holds Bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Theology and a Certificate in Humanistic Studies. He continues his education through numerous courses on temperaments, public speaking, and leadership formation.

School Chaplain guides students in the chapel
"Life is better with God. Being a point of contact to enlighten, accompany, and guide students and their families is priceless to me." – Fr. Michael O'Connor

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
Student in the Atrium working with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd materials
Student in the Atrium working with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd materials
All Saints Day Celebration 2021

Listen to our TENtalks

with Fr. Michael O'Connor, LC and guests 

We invite your family to explore your faith more deeply each week. Every Tuesday, spend 10 minutes with Father O'Connor, LC and the Clear Water Academy formation team to discuss 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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