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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, 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.

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
  • Our students are able to accomplish and succeed at amiskwaciy