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Progressive Academy
13212 106 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1A3
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Progressive Academy
 

Progressive Academy

13212 106 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1A3

School Type:
Academic,  Alternative
Grades (Gender):
JK to 9 (Coed)
Tuition:
$7,700 to $9,000 per year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
16 to 20
Enrolment:
Day: 180 (Gr. JK-9)

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Contact Name:
Kara Murray

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

About this school:
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At Progressive Academy we believe the focal point of any educational program must be the student. Only by understanding and working with the student can education actually be achieved. Our student directed program gives students increased responsibility for their own learning and helps students master better communication skills, develop better research skills, and take learning more seriously, while still having fun. We provide a challenging academic program for students from age 3 to grade 9.

More information on Progressive Academy
Progressive Academy is an academic, alternative, day school in Edmonton, Alberta. The school offers programs for grades JK to 9 with enrolment of 180 students. Progressive Academy has an average class size of 16 to 20 students and has a tuition of $7,700 to $9,000 per year. Founded in 1983, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.


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  • February 20, 2015Progressive Academy Open House
    Progressive Academy, 13212 106 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
    Join us Friday, February 20 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Come and tour our school, talk to our teachers and find out all the wonderful things we can offer your child in the area of education.



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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.


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Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Day Rolling

To receive an admission package please contact:

Kara Murray
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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    JK Limited
    SK Limited
    K Limited
    1 Limited
    2 Limited
    3 Limited
    4 Limited
    5 Limited
    6 Limited
    7 Limited
    8 Limited
    9 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aidexpand

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Tuition:

Type Tuition
Day Students $7,700 to 9,000 CDN

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes
Maximum installments available 9

Discounts

Discount if paid in full 200$
Discount for 2nd child 15%
Discount for 3nd child 20%
Discount for 4nd child 30%

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News

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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.

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Meet Emily Landry-Progressive Academy Graduateexpand

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/

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Halloween Danceexpand

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 Classexpand

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 Uniformexpand

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. ...



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Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • Internships
  • Mentorship Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Summer camps/program
  • Summer studies

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Before-school program
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • Private/Individual lessons
  • Tutoring



    Arts

  • Acting
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Voice/Vocal/Singing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Independent study
  • Journalism

    Languages

  • French

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Robotics


    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Robotics club
  • School newspaper
  • Yearbook

    Arts

  • Drama Club

    Athletics

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Camping/Canoeing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Running
  • Running
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball


    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Entrance exams
  • Interview required
  • Scholarships
  • Sibling discounts

    Religious Affiliation

  • Non-denominational

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