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West Island College
West Island College
7410 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1M5
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West Island College

West Island College

7410 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1M5

Grades (Gender):
7 to 12 (Coed)
$15,650 to 20,200/year
Main Language:
English & French
Avg. Class Size:
15 to 25
Day: 550 (Gr. 7 - 12)

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West Island College is a premier, independent, university preparatory school located in the southeast quadrant of the City of Calgary. At West Island College, incredible opportunities happen every day in an environment where learning is tailored to each individual student; where relationships are nurtured through effective teamwork and collaboration; and where students are immersed in a community of enthusiastic learners. West Island College emphasizes respect, responsibility and citizenship. We believe that inspiring our students to pursue excellence in academics, leadership, athletics and global awareness prepares them for success in the future. In addition to exceptional teachers, an Advanced Placement Program, Fine Arts Certificate, outstanding athletics, small class sizes and an extensive co-curricular program with leadership opportunities, WIC offers courses in French (Immersion or Second Language), Spanish and an International Languages Certificate. From our International Studies program and authentic student leadership opportunities, to Outdoor Education and WIC’s Business, Health Sciences, Engineering and Liberal Arts Institutes, students are challenged to go beyond their comfort zones and discover what experiential learning really means.

The Our Kids review of West Island College

our takeWest Island College was founded in Montreal in 1974, and was intended to provide a strong bilingual option for families living on Montreal’s West Island. The program there provided a foundation, and a name, for West Island College in Calgary when it was established in 1982. That said, the school quickly established its own independent operations and identity. As such, it was free to build and grow to meet the needs of its students, and it certainly has. The international programs are robust, as are the language programs, all of which contribute to the overall culture of the school. It’s a very interactive, engaging environment, one that requires a lot of the students who attend while also providing the support they need to succeed. The ideal student is one who shares the school’s foundational values and can thrive in a very active and engaging student environment.  

School busing:
West Island College offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, regular rider AM only, regular rider PM only.
Additional notes: WIC has 3 bus routes One runs to the northwest terminating at the Crowchild YMCA. The 2nd to the west side- terminating at the Lutheran Church and the 3rd to the area south of the downtown core.

Upcoming Events Next event: September 24, 2017

upcoming events
  • September 24, 2017Our Kids Expo
    Delta Hotel, 209 4th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta
    Join us Sunday, September 24 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Join us at the OurKids Expo   booth #3

  • October 26, 2017Open House 2017
    West Island College, 7410 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary, Alberta
    Join us Thursday, October 26 from 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Come and see the school on Display.   The Band will kick off the evening.. Activities will be setup in all of the classrooms for potential students to engage with the teachers. Over 100 students will be on hand to mix and mingle and ask questions. Refreshments, giveaways and a grand prize draws cap off a wonderful evening.

Principal's Message


Carol Grant-Watt, Head of School

Finding the right school is one of the most important decisions you will make, one that will have a profound impact on the rest of your life. I believe West Island College provides great opportunities for your family.

The College has a long tradition of success based on core values and on the shared commitment to a vision of involving each student in unparalleled, relevant and diverse opportunities. We also encourage students to follow their passions. It is in this environment that students can explore their own creativity and leadership, and where they can achieve their full potential. In the West Island College environment, students, faculty, parents and community members together create a culture of caring, a culture of commitment and a culture of community.

We pride ourselves on innovative teaching, activity-based learning, leading edge technology, and unparalleled global awareness experiences. We are committed to ensuring our students have access to an exceptional education which will serve them well in their future endeavours. We also aim to have some fun along the way! With more than 30 years of success in Calgary, West Island College has a proven track record of innovation, growth, success and leadership. Come and discover what inspires you!

West Island College is a place where teachers truly care about students, where parents are involved in all aspects of their child’s education, and where students are engaged in tangible ways in their own learning. West Island College is a place where we can develop the best in each of us. I encourage you to discover the possibilities at WIC.

Come and visit us; I am confident you will be inspired by what you find.

Carol Grant-Watt
Head of School
West Island College


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

What West Island College says: At West Island College incredible opportunities happen every day, in an environment where learning is tailored to each individual student; where relationships are nurtured through effective teamwork and collaboration; and where students are immersed in a community of enthusiastic learners. West Island College emphasizes respect, responsibility and citizenship. We believe that inspiring our students to pursue excellence in academics, leadership, athletics and global awareness prepares them for success in the 21st century. In addition to exceptional teachers, an Advanced Placement Program, Fine Arts Certificate, outstanding athletics, small class sizes and an extensive co-curricular program with leadership opportunities, WIC offers courses in French (Immersion or Second Language) and Spanish and an International Languages Certificate. From our International Studies program and authentic student leadership opportunities to Outdoor Education and WIC’s Business, Health Sciences and Engineering Institutes, students are challenged to go beyond their comfort zones and discover what experiential learning really means.

  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  

    • What West Island College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.

    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  

    • Teaching approach: WIC has a full time Science technician on hand to assist the teachers with preparing experiments. Thus ensuring steady hands on activities at all grade levels.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
    • Treatment of evolution:

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

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  

    • What West Island College says: This information is not currently available.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  

    • What West Island College says: This information is not currently available.

    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  

    • What West Island College says: 20% of the school is a French Immersion track. Offering 60% french language classes in the Junior School and 40% in the Senior School.\nWe also offer 125 hours of French or Spanish second Language instruction yearly to the Junior school students. In Grade 10 those students will complete grade 12 level language class instruction and complete the DELE or DELF exams.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   10
    • Languages Offered: • French • Spanish

    Fine Arts Creative

      Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  

    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

    • What West Island College says: This information is not currently available.

    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  

    • What West Island College says: Technology is available in most non movement classes. Including Ipads, Macbooks and PC\'s All classes have wireless and teaching presentation stations.\nTechnology is used as a tool in most classrooms, courses.\nSpecific technology units taught at various grades in , multimedia, programming, app development, 3D design and printing, game design, html, website development.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What West Island College says: Daily phys ed is provided in the Junior School.\nMandatory phys ed to Grade 10.\nalso provide PE 20 30.\nSports Performance and Sports Med classes.

    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What West Island College says: This information is not currently available.

    Advanced Placement Courses
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Biology
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP English Literature and Composition
    • AP European History
    • AP French Language
    • AP Government and Politics: Comparative
    • AP Macroeconomics
    • AP Microeconomics

    Sex and Health Education Alberta curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    This school only begins in Gr. 7.
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Alberta
    Body parts Gr. 7 JK
    Nutrition Gr. 7 JK
    Human development Gr. 7 Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 7 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 7 Gr. 5
    Reproduction Gr. 7 Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7 Gr. 6
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7 Gr. 6
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Sexual orientation
    Gender identity
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 10 Gr. 10
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 9 Gr. 9
    Sexual harassment Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Body image issues Gr. 9 Gr. 9
    Mental illness
    Social justice and diversity

    What West Island College says: This information is not currently available.

    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.

    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.


    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.


    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.

    What West Island College says: This information is not currently available.

    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    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 West Island College says about flexible pacing: Independent and accelerated studies are offered on a case by case basis.

    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What West Island College says: This information is not currently available.

    Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    What West Island College says: This information is not currently available.

    Special Needs Support Limited


    West Island College 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
    • What West Island College says: We do not recommend that children with Learning Disabilities enroll at our school, as we do not have the support structure in place. \nWe can make minor accommodations for test taking if an assessment has been made by a licensed clinician.

    Gifted Learner Support High


    West Island College offers a high degree of support for gifted learners.

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What West Island College says: We do not have a specific gifted program in the college. What we do offer is Tier 1 academic programming, a large number of extra curricular activity. And experiential learning in our institutes - Engineering, Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences. Occasionally students are offered additional courses if deemed necessary.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 12, West Island College students perform an average of >2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    West Island College 60 mins60 mins160 mins160 mins160 mins160 mins
    Site Average54 mins59 mins71 mins82 mins97 mins110 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades7 to 12
    Academic achievement reporting7 to 12
    Parent-teacher meetings7 to 12

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day
    Location Inside Inside
    Amount 25 25
    Lunch recessAmount 30 30

    What West Island College says: We do not have \"recess\", but we provide a 20 minute nutrition break in the morning. During which time the school gathers for assembly or Teacher Advisory Period. Students eat their snacks and have time to mix and mingle during this period. We also provide a 10 minute Nutrition break in the mid-afternoon.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    What West Island College says:
    • WIC offers a leading edge Institute program offering a certificate that includes many experiential opportunities in Engineering, Business, Health and Life Sciences. As well as International Language and Fine Arts opportunities

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Cross-country skiing
      Downhill skiing
      Field Hockey
      Ice Hockey
      Martial Arts
      Mountain biking
      Track & Field
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Audiovisual Club
      Chess Club
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Poetry/Literature club
      Radio club
      Robotics club
      School newspaper
      Science Club
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    Day (Domestic) Day (International)
    Day (Domestic)$15,650
    Day (International)$20,200
    What West Island College says: Tution is the same from Grade 7-12. A family membership fee of $3500 applies to the first child entering the school. ($2000 if entering at grade 10) A Capital Improvement fee of $3500 is required with first child. Instructional fees (approx $1500) are charged in the fall to cover incidentals, field trips, labs, technology.

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 550
    Average enrollment per grade92
    Gender (grades)7 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    Day Enrollment105105105757575



    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)7 - 12
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    February 28, 2016

    What West Island College says:

    Please note  we will accept the SSAT instead of our locally offered entrance exams.   Choose West Island College as a recipient in the SSAT online tool.


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student West Island College is looking for: Hard worker, highly motivated to do well at school, willing to participate in extracurricular activity.

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    100 - 105 (80%)1 - 5 (80%)1 - 5 (80%)15 - 20 (80%)1 - 2 (80%)1 - 2 (80%)

    University Placement

    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size80
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements30
    **Ivy+ placements20

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

    **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)

    What West Island College says:

  • Over 50% of graduating class leaves the Province for University. Western, Queens, Carlton, UBC, Acadia, St F X, McGill are popular placements.

  • Notable Alumni

    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    Manjit Minhas 1998 Owner of Minhas Craft Brewery. And Current Dragon on CBC's Dragon Den

    Alumni Highlights

    • West Island College Alumni Relations strives to maintain a lifelong connection with our alumni who share the same pride and excitement for West Island College. It is of great importance to the College to build and strengthen relationships with our alumni and past parents by continuously engaging the WIC community with opportunities to be involved in what's happening at the College. Every WIC alumni is an automatic member of the WIC Alumni Association. As alumni you are invited to attend special events and share in our yearly celebrations at the WIC Annual Alumni Golf Tournament and the Alumni Achievement Awards. You will also receive WIC’s bi-annual magazine, The Au Courant, which also includes features on your fellow alumni!
    • The Alumni Achievement Awards are presented to alumni who have made significant contributions in their professional or personal lives in the areas of Philanthropy, Business, Arts, and Personal Achievement. Candidates can be self-nominated or brought forward by alumni, faculty, family, friends or students and are then deliberated upon by the Selection Committee who carefully consider the five criteria for nomination: Vision and Leadership; Innovation and Achievement; Impact; Growth/ Development Strategy; and Community Involvement and Contribution. The awards are presented yearly in the Spring at the annual “WICelebrates” event. This evening is a convening of Alumni, past recipients, current recipients, friends, and family to commemorate the achievements of the award recipients but also to join together in our shared experience as WICers. Lists of past recipients: Arts 2013 - Tamar Zenith (1988) 2014 - Patrick Creery (1989) 2015 - Rebecca Leheup (1992) Business 2013 - Corinne A Lyall (1988) 2014 - Marshall Anderson (1990) 2015 - Ola Malik (1989) Personal Achievement 2013 - Jayson Stoffman (1990) 2014 - Mike Lovecchio (1988) 2015 - Fraser Abbott (1987) Philanthropy 2013 - Wade Felesky (1987) 2014 - Steve Major (1987) 2015 - Tiffany Kieboom (2001)

    Stories & Testimonials


    West Island College Alumni

    Ranny Shibley, Vice-President, Class of '01: After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Geomatics Engineering degree, Ranny took over one of his families' oil and gas companies, Daroil Energy Limited, which is what he is still doing today. He also sits on the board as a Director in three other energy companies. In 2007, Ranny founded the Hayati Children's Foundation, an organization to help orphanages in third world countries. Ranny can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] Michelle Donaldson, Alumni Coordinator: After earning an Education degree at the University of Calgary, Michelle moved to Grande Prairie where she taught in French Immersion at the Junior High level for five years. In 2000, she returned to Calgary to teach at WIC for five years. She is very pleased to be working part-time as WIC's Alumni Coordinator, as it allows her to be home with her two daughters. Michelle can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] Anil Nayak, Class of '90: Anil earned a civil engineering degree and MBA, both from the University of Calgary. He has worked in Calgary both as a structural engineer and currently as a corporate banker. A part of Anil probably doesn't want to ever leave WIC; in addition to the Alumni Committee, he has also served on the WIC Board of Directors and volunteered as a judge for the annual science fair and debate competition. He is married to Andrea Hay and has two wonderful daughters. Despite his lack of coordination, Anil also enjoys playing soccer and golf. Anil can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] Adriana Wild (nee Hunstad), Class of '97: Adriana is a junior high teacher with the CSSD and is an active member in the district, where she is a member of various committees that deal with Social Studies (JH), FSL and Smart Technology. She volunteers her time as the Children's Liturgy Coordinator at St. Luke's Church. She is currently pursuing her third degree at the University of Calgary, with a Master of Arts in Gifted Education, and works with gifted youth at U of C's Centre for Gifted Education. She lives in Calgary with her husband, Mark, and has been a member of WIC's Alumni Committee since 2002. ...


    West Island College issues a report card 4 times a year. Year-to-date and term-to-date student evaluations are conducted on a regular basis and anecdotal reports are sent home as the need arises. Students have the opportunity to distinguish themselves on the Headmaster's List or the President's Honor Roll. Academic prowess as well as outstanding effort are rewarded. ...


    3 bus routes are operated throughout the city,  offering pick up and drop off at central locations.

    Calgary Transit operates a service (#410) between Heritage LRT station and Chinook LRT station at peak times.



    Students have a choice of bringing their lunch to school or purchasing their lunch from the school's cafeteria. The cafeteria is open for breakfast and a daily lunch special is offered along with an assortment of sandwiches, salads and homemade soup.   Our next door neighbour, the Calgary Farmer's Market is open on Thursdays and Fridays, and students are permitted to go for lunch under a supervised capacity.


    Dress Code

    Students must adhere to the College's uniform policy. Please click on this link to access the West Island College Uniform Policy (revised May 2008). All components of the uniform are available through the College's official supplier. School ties are purchased at the school. ...

    Student Profile

    Successful candidates will present a positive profile based on two criteria: 1. Academic Preparedness Junior School students, grades 7, 8 and 9, applying for entrance, must successfully complete qualifying examinations which are written in the winter of the year of application. These examinations consist of standardized tests in English and Mathematics. Applicants are expected to achieve a minimum of "grade-level" performance in these areas of evaluation. Special preparation for these tests is not necessary. In addition to completing the written tests, each candidate for the Junior School will be interviewed by one of the College's representatives. Admission to the Senior School is contingent upon successfully completing standardized tests as well as having an in-depth interview conducted by a member of Faculty. 2. Strength of Character and Social Suitability A confidential personal reference will support each student's application. This reference will be weighed with the interview conducted at the college and the candidate's suitability will be established. ...

    Admission Procedures

    Offering pre-university training, West island College is dedicated to excellence in academics, English and French Communication skills and the Arts. In addition, the College is committed to the development, in each of our students, of leadership, social responsibility and a sense of Canadian identity within a global context. A similar commitment is expected of West Island College students. Accordingly, it is strongly recommended that both prospective student and parent(s) visit the school in order to discuss enrollment. In order to initiate the application process, please complete the enclosed Application Form, sign the reference letter and mail them to the College enclosing the evaluation fee of $100.00.


    In the News


    March 22, 2017 - 2nd Annual WIC legacy Gala October 20, 2017

    Join us for an evening of glitz and glamour featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment by the Dino Martinis. Auctions and raffles ...

    March 22, 2017 - WIC Celebrates

    WICelebrates is a combination of our Parents Appreciation Night, and a celebration of our community. April 20 7pm at Hotel Arts ...

    January 16, 2016 - Wolves Den Speaker Series. Dr. Alex Russel- Drop the Worry Ball

    Join us for an evening with Dr. Alex Russell on Feb. 4, 2016! ...


    • Advanced Placement Canada (AP) Associations
    • Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta (AISCA) Associations
    • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
    • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Associations

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