Elementary and Junior High - Tanbridge Academy | Top K-9 Private School in Calgary Area
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Elementary and Junior High

We truly believe that a child’s education should be a collage of happy experiences. Tanbridge Academy has dedicated teachers who provide our students with an enriching education that motivates and enthuses each child to achieve their full potential – academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally, in a spirit of trust and truth. We take pride in the fact that we provide a secure and nurturing environment for these experiences to take place, where our children can grow and flourish. Our dedicated teachers pride themselves on helping the children develop into compassionate and responsible citizens of the future generation.

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” – Aristotle

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Tanbridge Academy provides students the best combination of academic and athletic skill development, all in a small class setting. Tanbridge Academy offers a range of educational services to students who have a desire to participate in a world-class sports skill development program and excel at grade-level curriculum when provided with comprehensive instruction that leads to the further development of independent and advanced learning strategies.

Students will obtain a rigorous and demanding academic foundation as well as high-performance athletic training and skill development. 

The athletic training complements and enriches the community sport programs for our students. Students are exposed to a variety of athletic activities that help them develop as well-rounded athletes.

All grade 4-9 students are given an opportunity to become entrepreneurs and participate in the Tanbridge Entrepreneur Fair. Speakers and workshops are incorporated into the leadership program to help students build and enhance and showcase their business plans.


What is the maximum class size in the elementary and junior high program?

Our classes are maximized at 18 in elementary and junior high.

Does Tanbridge do a formative assessment?

Yes, each school year, parents receive five report cards and five individualized education plans charting their child’s academic and social progress. Teachers use formative assessments at the beginning of the school year to determine where students are at academically with their reading fluency, writing, reading comprehension and math skills. Parents have an opportunity to meet with the teachers on a regular basis to discuss their child’s education.

What leadership skills are taught?

Tanbridge Academy challenges its students in academics, athletics, and personal growth. Students are given many opportunities to assume leadership roles in the school and the extended Tanbridge community. All students in elementary take a leadership class weekly. Students learn to develop responsibility, strong interpersonal skills, self-esteem, initiative, creativity, and independence skills. We teach and help our students build positive leadership skills, resiliency skills, open communication, cooperation, and problem-solving skills. We help shape our students to be compassionate, honest, confident, empathetic, and respectful students.

What technology does Tanbridge incorporate into the learning environment?

Tanbridge teachers create an exciting learning environment that supports the delivery of a demanding curriculum. They utilize the latest educational technology to support the delivery of the curriculum. The Tanbridge classroom is an active, hands-on environment designed to stimulate and challenge the students as individual learners. Through our academic programming, we teach our students to develop creativity, critical thinking, and the skillful use of current computer and digital technologies. All students are equipped with an iPad and exposed to many educational applications and programs to enhance and develop their learning. Some skills taught to students are audio/video productions, graphic design, audio techniques, keynote presentations and photography.

Do you educate the character of the child?

Character building is a significant part of learning at Tanbridge Academy. We want our students to become strong leaders and independent learners. Students are exposed to our Tanbridge Pillars. Students are taught to be: Tolerant, Ambitious, Noble, Balanced, Respectful, Inspiring, Diligent, Generous and Enthusiastic. A variety of activities and experiences are used to help students consolidate these principles/pillars.

What curriculum does Tanbridge follow?

Tanbridge Academy follows the Alberta Education Curriculum. The core subjects of Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts.

What complementary courses do you offer?

• Art
• Digital Media
• Leadership
• Physical Education/Health
• Culinary Arts
• Spanish
• Outdoor Education
• Music
• Drama

What is an IEP?

Each student follows an Individual Education Plan, working toward short-term and long-term goals that they have set with the help of their teachers and parents.

Tanbridge student at his desk
Tanbridge student at his desk
Tanbridge Academy student at her desk
Tanbridge student studying at desk