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Student Life

Semper Altius

Clear Water Academy provides the highest quality education and fosters Integrally Formed Christian leaders. Semper Altius, meaning "Always Higher," challenges our students, parents, staff, and faculty to strive for excellence in all dimensions of formation – intellectual, spiritual, human, and apostolic.


Integral Formation at Clear Water Academy



Human Formation
Athletics and performing arts challenge students to cultivate virtues like teamwork, sportsmanship, and courtesy. Students can appreciate challenging non-academic pursuits by participating in our incredible Outdoor Education program, Jr. Crusaders Athletics, Interscholastic Sports (ISAA), debate, art, and performance opportunities.
Intellectual Formation
A rigorous academic curriculum and small class sizes mean that students and teachers work together to achieve excellence in mathematics, science, language arts, religion, and social studies. New options like art, media studies and debate, in addition to French and physical education, excite students' love for learning.


Spiritual Formation

The School Chaplain and Dean of Students create opportunities for each student to enjoy their personal friendship with Christ and discover the fundamentals of Catholic teaching. Along with spiritual guidance, we participate in daily prayer and reverence, monthly mass, and off-site retreats to grow in faith. 


Apostolic Formation

Students gain hands-on experience caring for others through service projects, concrete works of charity, and mentoring younger classes. 


All female cohort watch outdoor academy activities
Annual Spring Show
Four elementary students sit outside reading on a bench

Gender-Style Education 


"There are few differences in what girls and boys can learn. But there are big differences in the best ways to teach them."

– Leonard Sax. M.D., Ph.D., Why Gender Matters

At Clear Water Academy, our curriculum makes no distinction between genders but recognizes learning and social differences to inform our teaching strategies. Our uniquely trained educators empower your child to take risks in their thoughts and ideas by tapping into special interests and applying developmentally appropriate methods for girls and boys from Grade 4 through Grade 9.
Every person was created uniquely by God with distinct gifts and talents. We promote single-gendered classrooms to facilitate these individual educational needs and growth better. Girls and boys achieve the same high academic standards and Christian leadership development through consistent quality instruction and varied engagement approaches. Students still benefit from co-ed activities to connect socially at lunch, recess and some option classes.

Outdoor Education


The Outdoor Education Program strengthens our mission of Integral Formation by challenging students to appreciate the outdoors and the wonders of God's creation. Outdoor pursuits, including hiking and camping, encourage students to cooperate to overcome obstacles act considerately to accommodate every individual's ability. 

Outdoor hiking trip girls group
School chaplain instructs students during faith formation session

Performing Arts


The annual spring play, talents shows, and musical performances are pivotal to allowing students to express their creativity on-stage and behind-the-scenes. 


Clear Water Academy students also engage in a rigorous debate program to build confidence in public speaking and research skills. 



Crusaders Athletic teams compete in the Calgary Independent Schools Athletics Association (CISAA) Sports league. Our teams regularly qualify for the provincial level in basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, golf, badminton and soccer.


The Athletic Director and coaching staff understand the importance that Athletics offer to Integral Formation and cultivating leaders. Our teams achieve success by modelling Christian values such as fortitude, charity, and obedience.

Girls team poses with championship banner

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 before and after school programs for Junior Kindergarten and students from Kindergarten-Grade 6.


Structured before-school activities to 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 (Early Dismissal)
  • Excluding school holidays and professional development (PD) days.


Clear Water Academy


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