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Progressive Academy
Progressive Academy
13212 106 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1A3
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Contact name:
Jacqueline Doublet

Phone number:
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Progressive Academy
 

Progressive Academy

13212 106 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1A3

Curriculum:
N/A
Grades (Gender):
JK to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$7,900 to $9,250 per year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
16 to 20
Enrolment:
Day: 180 (Gr. JK - 9)

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Contact Name:
Jacqueline Doublet

Phone Number:


School Address
13212 106 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1A3

About this school:
highlights

Progressive Academy is a multicultural, coed, academic school for students from age 3 to grade 12. We provide a balanced education including instruction in French, fine arts, gym and music as well as strong foundations in all the core subjects. For over 30 years, Progressive Academy truly has been progressive. Students are not restricted to their grade level, but encouraged to work ahead. We focus on very high levels of literacy, project based learning, and development of strong research and presentation skills.


Principal's Message

principal

C-Anne Robertson, Executive Director

There are so many benefits to sending your child to a school that recognizes the incredible potential of each individual, to give one answer is impossible. The real benefit to sending your child to Progressive Academy is that we recognize individual interests, abilities and needs and work with each child. Therefore every child benefits in a different way. Here are some examples:

 

Dan is an intelligent but disorganized child with a definite opinion. Through some unhappy educational circumstances he has come to the conclusion that just average will do and that to express your opinion is dangerous. After two years at Progressive Academy we see organizational skills developing and thus resulting in academic achievement. Dan has also found his voice and has become an emerging political activist.

 

Mary is a brilliant student with poor social skills, which in turn affect her academic performance. With patience and persistence and excellent coaching of both Mary and her peers, Mary has become a capable communicator. This helps her put her attention on her work and the brilliance shines through.

 

Cameron is an emotionally, socially and academically capable student who's goals are clear and wants to get on with his life. The ability to move forward with his program allowed him to complete courses quickly and move onto post-secondary early, where he completed his engineering degree before the age of 20.

 

I encourage everyone to take the time to come and visit our school, walk through the hallways, and talk to our students and faculty so you can see first hand why we love to be here.


Academics

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Curriculum

Primary Curriculum:


  • Pedagogies and subject courses


  • Mathematics
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]

    • Calculator policy: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Early Reading
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]

    • DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Writing
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Science
    • Teaching approach: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Social Studies
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Foreign Languages
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]

    • Languages Offered: • French


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Dance
      Visual Arts
      Music
      Drama/Theatre
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Computers and Technology
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]

    • Progressive Academy's approach to sex-ed: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Religious Education
    • What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]



    Preschool/K Curriculum

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Curriculum Pace

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Progressive Academy says about flexible pacing: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Academic Culture

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Developmental Priorities

    Primary Developmental Priority:

    What Progressive Academy says: [Progressive Academy has not provided this information]


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    Progressive Academy offers limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

    • Academic Support:

      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Progressive Academy does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.



    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What Progressive Academy says:

    Progressive Academy has not provided this information.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Downhill skiing
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Snowboarding
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Drama Club
      Outdoor Education
      Robotics club
      School newspaper
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

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    Tuition

    Progressive Academy has not provided this information.



    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Full payment all students$200
    2nd child (sibling)all students15%
    3rd child (sibling)all students20%
    4th child (sibling)all students30%


    Need-based financial aid

    Progressive Academy has not provided this information.



    Merit based Scholarships

    Progressive Academy has not provided this information.


    Enrollment

    principal
    Total enrollment 180
    Average enrollment per grade12
    Gender (grades)JK to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo


    Student distribution: We do not have this data for Progressive Academy


    Admission

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    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)N/A

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Progressive Academy says: Progressive Academy has not provided this information


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Progressive Academy is looking for: Progressive Academy has not provided this information



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeJKSK123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    00000000000

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class sizeN/A
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University of Alberta or Dalhousie.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    I write this to commend Progressive Academy for being “progressive” in their approach to educating children. Initiating an “options” course as part of the elementary curriculum has seen a significant improvement in my son’s grades overall. Not only is he interested and excited about the options course, without even knowing, he is excited and motivated for his other courses as well. What I like most about the system is that one course does not stand alone at Progressive Academy. The courses are as interwoven as a fine Persian carpet where each course is impacted by the other. Aside from the positive grade improvement, the options idea has strengthened relationships between the students of various grade levels, encouraging cooperative behaviour in a team environment not solely dependent on the specific grade level. With the options you see Grade six students interacting and encouraging children in the lower grades and having fun cooperating and most importantly learning!

    Thank you for stepping up and out of the box to improve learning.

    ...



    Meet Emily Landry-Progressive Academy Graduate

    Congratulations go out to Emily who graduated this spring from UBC School of Engineering with a BASc in Electrical Engineering.

    "I have never seen an individual with the abilities and dedication of Ms. Landry and I do not know if I ever will again." notes Emily's supervising professor in an article featuring Emily as a rising star in a recent issue of UBC Applied Science newsletter and industry mail out.

    Emily made the most of her experience at UBC by taking on responsibilities above and beyond most students. She formed the UBC Engineers Without Borders chapter with her friends, opened an electronic prototyping lab for students ad helped teach students as a supplemental Learning Leader. In the past three years Emily has been part of a research team working on new photonics technologies that will contribute to the creation of light-based computing. Her work in this has resulted in six research publications and a presentation on one of them in Calgary.

    Upon graduating Emily is planning to go to Ghana for a month to help with the implementation of a solar project that will hopefully develop into a micro business opportunity in the village she will be working in. After that her options are to start graduate school or to find a career that allows her to research more viable alternative power sources.

    http://progressiveacademy.ca/student-showcase/showcase-emily/

    ...



    Halloween Dance

    On October 28th, 2010, we had a Halloween Dance in our gym. It started at 5pm and ended at 7pm. There was a food table, Haunted House, Costume Contest, and a Dance Contest. The Haunted House was terrifying! People would hide in the corners and jump out in your face! As for the Costume Contest, people would choose who had the best costumes from Kindergarten to grade 2, Grades 3-6, Jr. and Sr.High, and a Family Costume. There were so many unique costumes such as princesses, ladybugs, zombies, and jokers. Everyone had a marvelous time and we are all very excited for next year. ...



    Options Class

    There are so many different choices for this class! Options Class is for grades 3 and up. In this class you can choose which subject you want to learn about. If you like to write stories and get all of the facts then journalism is the class for you. In journalism you get to write stories for the school newspaper and do so many other fun writing exercises. Home Economics is another option. Learn how to cook up a storm, sew new things and garden. This class is really fun and a good way to learn how to help around the house. Chess is a good chance to learn how to play the game and learn about the history. You can work your brain with this complicated game. Try new strategies and find out what each playing piece is worth. Cinematography is really fun. Making stop motion movies and learning how to use video cameras is really interesting. The cinematography group is busy making many more movies and fun videos right now! Photography is a fun option in which you take pictures of thing around the school. Then you edit them on GIMP and post them in the newspaper. This class is good for learning how to edit and take pictures. Independent study is a class where you choose what you want to learn about. You choose a topic and either do a poster, PowerPoint or any other way you choose to present what you have learned. This class is a very good way to learn about things you don't get to learn about in class. As you can see there are many different Options Classes to choose from. Every child has a different perspective on learning and what they want to learn about. At Progressive Academy we inspire children to learn with new classes each semester. ...



    Our School Uniform

    Our uniform has many different choices such as blue shirts, white shirts, skorts, pleated skirts, plaid skirts, navy pants, khaki pants, and short and long sleeve shirts. We all wear formal uniforms on field trips and on the first Thursday of every month. Formal uniform for girls is a navy skirt or skort, a blue oxford shirt, and a vest or cardigan sweater. The boys' formal uniform is the same as the girls', except, they wear navy pants; not skirts. At the end of every month, we have a casual day, where we can wear whatever we want. All of the days throughout the year, other than formal and casual days, we can wear different combinations of uniform such as: for girls a plaid skirt, a white shirt, and a navy cardigan sweater and for boys, you could wear khaki pants, and an oxford shirt. ...



    Associations

    Associations
    • Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta (AISCA) Associations


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