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    School Philosophy

    amiskwaciy Academy was designed to offer exciting enrichment programming for junior high and high school students in a respectful, safe environment. At amiskwaciy, we recognize that all beings are connected and our teaching styles and learning opportunities reflect this belief. Our Elder’s teachings, our community partners, family involvement, and a committed teaching staff provide a holistic learning environment.

    We believe at amiskwaciy Academy that our school philosophy is demonstrated best through our harmonious communal approach to learning.

    amiskwaciy Academy offers exciting programming in a respectful, safe environment for Grades 7 to 12. We take a communal approach to learning, community partners, families and committed teaching staff providing a holistic learning environment.

    Our students come from across Edmonton and surrounding areas as well as from First Nations communities and Métis settlements throughout Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. Most are First Nations, Métis or Inuit, but we welcome students of all cultures. We teach the Medicine Wheel and, in addition to our academic programming, offer CTS programs such as Cosmetology, Construction Technology, and Foods and Fashion Studies. Through our community partnerships we provide hot breakfast and lunch programs, family support and the University of Alberta Community Service-Learning program.

    SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

    We believe:

    • That all beings are connected
    • That partnerships with post-secondary, businesses and community agencies are essential to support our youth academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually
    • In encouraging student leadership

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Welcome

Located at 101 Airport Road in the heart of city-centre Edmonton, students attending amiskwaciy Academy come from across Edmonton and  surrounding areas as well as from First Nations communities and Metis settlements throughout western Canada and the Northwest Territories (currently amiskwaciy represents First Nations communities throughout Canada). 

The majority of our students are FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) and our goal is to widen the circle and welcome students of all cultures to join us in our educational community.

Partnerships with post-secondary, businesses and community agencies are essential to support our youth academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

 

 

Principal's Message

Tansi,

At amiskwaciy Academy students are at the centre of our initiatives. What we plan for, work towards, and strive for is a community of forward thinkers.  A full time Knowledge Keeper is on-site serving our school and community.  Students learn about Cree culture through the Morning Song, Traditional Teachings, Sweats and through classroom enrichment. We work hard at giving our students the tools to become a productive member of our society through the world of work or post-secondary education. As a community we work to remove barriers that would impede progress for our students. Please stop in and join us for breakfast followed by Morning Song that starts at  8:45 am daily.

hiy hiy,

Fred Hines
Principal