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Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten


Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten introduces your child to the hands-on learning environment of Clear Water Academy from ages 4-5.  We nurture socialization and classroom skills to spark curiosity and shepherd young learners into a structured school environment. 

Junior Kindergarten, full day preschool

Junior Kindergarten

Ages 4-5


We see children as competent, creative learners. Our early education faculty encourage students to explore in Clear Water Academy's Montessori-inspired environment. The curriculum combines best practices from Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and traditional philosophies to curate an understanding of 'why' through intentional play, daily physical activity, solving problems, and shared experiences with peers.


Full-day Program

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Friday, 8:30 am-2:00 pm


Half-day Program

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-11:30 am


Junior Kindergarten Formation


The JK curriculum invites students to build their knowledge and skills through collaborating with others, learning about the Catholic faith, creative thinking, reading and numeracy, and problem-solving.




Catechesis of the Good Shepard Program
The sacred St. Thomas More Hall Atrium is prepared for your child to explore and spend time with God, the Word, and specialized materials that links scripture with liturgy. We foster enjoyment within the spiritual life to prepare students for a lifelong relationship with God and to begin their Integral Formation education in Elementary.
Orff Music Program
Our Orff Music program introduces the students to the fundamentals of music through singing, dancing, and playing instruments.


Dedicated Physical Education Program
Our Physical Education program in the Zoom Room encourages the development of locomotor skills through movement.


Spanish as a Second Language
We introduce hearing and speaking Spanish as a second language, which expands students' capacity for language processing.
Full day preschool and kindergarten activities
JK Teacher with students
Full day preschool and kindergarten activities

Age 5 (as of December 31st)


With the support of certified teachers, Kindergarten students receive an advanced academic foundation in addition to faith and service to others.


Full-time Program

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Friday, 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Kindergarten Students in classroom

Kindergarten Formation 

Kindergarten is the cumulation of the early years program, mastering skills through the continued practices of Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and traditional philosophies.



Literacy and Numeracy
Students build literacy and numeracy skills throughout the year to prepare for elementary classes, attaining confidence in reading, printing, adding, and subtracting.


Social Development
Social skills flourish in a full-time classroom environment through one-on-one, small group, and whole-group activities. Students practice following directions and active listening to demonstrate their care for others.
Kindergarten students
Kindergarten students
Kindergarten student

Out of School Care


We focus on creating a safe and nurturing environment consistent with the spirit of the Integral Formation of our school. This care extends to our before and after school programs for Junior Kindergarten and students from Kindergarten-Grade 6.


Structured before-school activities prepare your child for their day through arts and crafts, painting, games and dramatic play. After-school sessions include time for a snack, homework, outdoor recreation, games, crafts, or reading. Our Child Care Certified staff design all sessions to continue integral learning and fun in a familiar environment.

Before School Care


  • Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Excluding school holidays and professional development (PD) days.

After School Care


  • Monday-Thursday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 2:00 pm - 5:30pm (Early Dismissal Day)
  • Excluding school holidays and professional development (PD) days.


Before and After School Care


  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 am and 3:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 am and 2:00 - 5:30 pm (Early Dismissal)
  • Excluding school holidays and professional development (PD) days.

Busing Program


We are pleased to offer our families a pick-up and drop-off student busing service for the 2023/2024 school year. The Clear Water Academy school bus currently makes three stops within Calgary's Northwest quadrant. We believe that having our own exclusive busing service with an experienced and qualified bus driver is the safest, most reliable, and most formative option for our students.


The total fee for pick-ups and drop-offs is $2,500 per student for the 2023/2024 school year. The fees will be paid in monthly installments (September 1, 2023 - June 1, 2024). For more information please contact us at [email protected]



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