Junior High

EXPANDING CHARACTER THROUGH RESPONSIBILITY

We award Junior high students more autonomy academically and spiritually to promote greater responsibility. Specialized secondary teachers in core curriculum subjects and special interest courses invest in your child's God-given talents to grow into their potential.

Integral Formation in Junior High

 

 

Human Formation
Athletics and performing arts challenge students to cultivate virtues like teamwork, sportsmanship, and courtesy. Junior high students can appreciate challenging non-academic pursuits by participating in our incredible Outdoor Education program, Interscholastic Sports (ISAA), and the annual Spring musical.
 
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
Outdoor physical education class
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.
 
Girls and boys achieve the same high academic standards and Christian leadership development through consistent quality instruction and varied engagement approaches. 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. Students still benefit from co-ed activities to connect socially at lunch, recess and some option classes.
Girls Science class experiment in the Clear Water Academy Lab
Boys cohort participate in group class work
Girls Science class experiment in the Clear Water Academy Lab
 

STEAM Program

 

Clear Water Academy has partnered with Idea Lab Kids to bring the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program every Friday after school. 

 

The STEAM approach is designed to ignite your child's imagination with experiential learning. 

 

After School STEAM Program

Friday, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Excluding school holidays and professional development (PD) days.

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The STEAM Program at Clear Water Academy is currently on hold.

 
 

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. 

 

Athletics

 

Crusaders Athletic teams compete in the Calgary Independent Schools Athletics Association (ISAA) 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.

Athletics coach rallies boys volleyball team during a timeout

 

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