A University preparatory program for students in Grades 4-12. Edge School integrates academics, athletics and character development. Along with small class sizes and flexible academic schedules, Edge School offers strategic, research based programs designed to incorporate the benefits of sport, education, recreation and health. Learn more about a school community that strives to build a culture of personal excellence in academics, athletics and character.
How well-suited is your child to Edge School?
- Small class sizes and flexible academic schedules
- We operate like a mini-University; acclimatizing student-athletes to education and sport
- Our goal is to graduate top end student-athletes with leadership and character skills
- The academic performance of our students and teachers places us in the top 20% of Alberta schools
- Our team staff members are full-time, certified coaches and trainers
- All of our athletic facilities are here under one roof (arenas, gyms, dance studios, clinic etc.)
- Edge School develops top quality student-athletes and prepares them for the next level
- Student-athletes are finished by 5:00 p.m.
Our Take: Edge School
Edge School was founded in 1999 with just 7 students in its inaugural year. Within a decade it grew to over 300, where it remains today. In 2009 the school moved to its current location, a 170,000 sq ft school and athletics centre purpose built to house the Edge program. You don’t have to demonstrate your athleticism to apply, though athletics and physical activity is the school’s reason for being. The vision for the school is to be a leader in student-athlete development, and athletics are present, in some way, in every aspect of the life of the school. The Spanish teacher, for example, is a certified personal trainer; the social studies teacher is a national ringette champion. No, it’s not necessary to be athletic to be a good language teacher, but the school has been crafted as a place where students will work and learn with others who share their passion and their interests, and that alone can be transformative. They’ll find themselves among peers in the truest sense of the word, and live a daily schedule that is built to support their training. It’s not for everyone, but of course no school ever is. For the right student, Edge School is unequalled.
What does learning at Edge School look like now?
Academics – at the beginning of each week, teachers provide students with the plan for the week. This involves both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.
Athletics – Edge sport academies are doing a number of novel and interesting things to keep our athletes engaged and training. Grade 3-9 students are receiving sport information from all academies on a weekly basis, enabling them to try any number of sport activities that they wish. Edge dancers continue to train with online classes. Edge hockey and basketball teams, as well as soccer, golf, hockey and figure skating academies will continue to receive online offseason training from our high performance training facility, as well as weekly assignments and activities from their coaches and directors. Physical activity and training is a high priority for all of our young student athletes, as we help them through this challenging time.
Character – we continue to challenge our students to do the right thing, simply because it is the right thing to do. From various fundraising efforts to establishing a buddy program with the senior citizens at the Lodge at Valley Ridge, the character sphere remains an important part of who we are at Edge. We will continue to provide opportunities and suggestions of how students can give back.
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