amiskwaciy Academy is an Edmonton Public School program of choice that provides solid academic programming within an Aboriginal context. Open to students of all backgrounds, we believe in the potential of each and every student; amiskwaciy is the Cree word for Beaver Hills as the Cree used to call the Edmonton area “Beaver Hills House.” The school name was chosen in consultation with Elders from the Aboriginal community. At Amiskwaciy Academy students have the opportunity to participate in traditional ceremonies, rites of passage, and indigenous arts. There is spiritual guidance in the form of sweat lodge ceremonies, Sweet Grass purification, and daily drumming and singing with Cree to the Creator.
The school’s Logo was decided upon by the school’s founding Elders. It reflects the traditional beliefs of the medicine wheel.