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Inspiring Elementary students, with their bright young minds, to believe in themselves as competent learners   

The Elementary School program at UP Academy provides a refreshing curriculum for kindergarten through grade 4. This program encourages creativity and discovery, social-emotional development as well as educational merit.

students and teacher read from computer screen

GET STARTED

Our elementary program focuses on mastery of fundamental learning skills crucial to success in higher
grades.

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Quick Facts

Who can apply?
We accept elementary students in K – 4

When can students enroll?
Rolling admission allows most students to enroll at any time.

How much does it cost?
UP Academy’s full-time tuition is $8,000/yr.

What time are classes?Instructional classes start at 9:00 am & finish at 2:40 pm. Check out our Before and After School page.

What are the technology requirements?
Please refer to our Technology Requirements page.

Are there any transportation arrangements?
Check out our Transportation page.

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student receives on on one instruction

Personalized Instruction

UP Academy provides every student with a success plan tailored to their individual needs.

experienced teaching team

Our instructional teams work in collaboration with both students and parents to create an academic success plan for each child. Using adaptive software and unique testing parameters, students have programming built to strengthen individual weaknesses and bolster strengths. Our new Social Emotional Learning Platform allows students the support they require to evolve into stronger more confident individuals.

Our Instructional Team

  • Provide progress updates throughout the year
  • Work to ensure all students are challenged in their thinking
  • Help students prepare for their future goals

students are surprised with science experiment

Stimulating Curriculum

All core programs at UP Academy use the Alberta Provincial Curriculum outline of skill development as our minimum standard. We will pull from the best curriculums in the world to supplement all our core academic programs.

Students begin to develop their literacy and learning habits during this critical juncture in their educational journey. It is critical for young learners to receive the instruction and practice they require to close any learning gaps they may have and master essential skills in learning, especially reading and mathematics.

Our small group, one on one learning and online extra practice solutions combine to give our elementary students engaging tools they can use throughout the school day. We help students build and master foundational learning skills and successful habits necessary to achieve success.

Core Programs Options

All our option programs have been selected to provide students with exposure to and experience with a range of disciplines that help to enhance and supplement the Core

Program. The options provide students with opportunities to develop new skills, and to discover or further explore areas of passion and interest. These skills and experiences will benefit them both today and later in life.

elementary school course guide

Elementary School Course Guide available upon request.

Tuition

Full-time Tuition

Our full-time bundled tuition rates for the 2022–2023 school year are for students enrolled full-time for the academic year.

Grades K thru 4 – $8,000

BONUS
Grades 1 – 4: One on one reading and math fundamentals tutoring is included, if required, at no additional charge.

Special Programming

special learning for math and reading

Adaptive Learning Technology for Math and Reading

UP Academy has entered into a licensing agreement with an adaptive software company to offer computerized adaptive programming for reading and math. These programs will allow students who are falling behind in these subject areas to “Catch UP,” “Keep UP,” and “Get Ahead.”

The adaptive reading program DOES NOT replace our one-on-one reading program; it is an adjunct to it.

Grades K – 12
Programs 100% parent supervised: $500 per course per semester

Programs facilitated by our educational success coaches*: $750 per course per semester

*Our Academic Coaches Supervision option includes one on one check-ins and any required additional material.

One on One Programs

One on One Programs

Our flagship, scientifically researched, reading program uses norm referenced testing and guarantees a one grade increase in reading in 20 hours of instruction. Our average is a 3.4 grade increase in 20 hours of instruction.

We provide one-on-one tutoring programs tailored to help you and your child navigate learning. True one on one, no sharing!

Who Do We Serve

We serve students who feel they are lost or “falling through the cracks” of a one size fits all school system. This could be due to students either not grasping fundamental concepts and developing them to mastery before moving on or students who require more challenge and rigor.

UP Academy meets every child at their skill level and takes them to where they need to go.

We offer all students a free, no obligation reading assessment.
In addition to our reading assessments, we also provide a number of supplementary one on one learning programs.

parent and child learning together

Get involved in your child’s learning.

At UP Academy we believe parents are key to their child’s educational success. We expect parents to take an active role in encouraging their child to challenge their perceived academic challenges. Parents are expected to support their young students in becoming independent learners capable of voicing their own questions, concerns and ideas.

Elementary School Parents will:

  • Ensure homework is completed
  • Communicate with teachers on a continual basis
  • Collaborate with their child’s instructional team to help shape the every evolving success plan.

Field Trips

UP Academy builds Field Trips around both curriculum content and individual interest areas. Students are encouraged to participate in the planning and development of our field trip programs. 

In the past we have taken trips to:
The Calgary Zoo
The Science Centre
West Jet Hangers
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
The Wetlands
Theatre Calgary
Red Lodge Ropes Course

Personalized Instruction

Personalized Instruction

UP Academy provides every student with a success plan tailored to their individual needs.

Experienced Teachers

Our instructional teams work in collaboration with both students and parents to create an academic success plan for each child. Using adaptive software and unique testing parameters, students have programming built to strengthen individual weaknesses and bolster strengths. Our new Social Emotional Learning Platform allows students the support they require to evolve into stronger more confident individuals.

Our Instructional Team

  • Provide progress updates throughout the year
  • Work to ensure all students are challenged in their thinking
  • Help students prepare for their future goals

Elementary

Stimulating Curriculum

All core programs at UP Academy use the Alberta Provincial Curriculum outline of skill development as our minimum standard. We will pull from the best curriculums in the world to supplement all our core academic programs.

Students begin to develop their literacy and learning habits during this critical juncture in their educational journey. It is critical for young learners to receive the instruction and practice they require to close any learning gaps they may have and master essential skills in learning, especially reading and mathematics.

Our small group, one on one learning and online extra practice solutions combine to give our elementary students engaging tools they can use throughout the school day. We help students build and master foundational learning skills and successful habits necessary to achieve success.

Core Programs Options

All our option programs have been selected to provide students with exposure to and experience with a range of disciplines that help to enhance and supplement the Core

Program. The options provide students with opportunities to develop new skills, and to discover or further explore areas of passion and interest. These skills and experiences will benefit them both today and later in life.

Elementary School Course Guide available upon request.

Elementary School Course Guide available upon request.

Tuition

Full-time Tuition

Our full-time bundled tuition rates for the 2022–2023 school year are for students enrolled full-time for the academic year.

Grades K thru 4 – $8,000

BONUS
Grades 1 – 4: One on one reading and math fundamentals tutoring is included, if required, at no additional charge.

Special Programming

Adaptive Learning Technology for Math and Reading

Adaptive Learning Technology for Math and Reading

UP Academy has entered into a licensing agreement with an adaptive software company to offer computerized adaptive programming for reading and math. These programs will allow students who are falling behind in these subject areas to “Catch UP,” “Keep UP,” and “Get Ahead.”

The adaptive reading program DOES NOT replace our one-on-one reading program; it is an adjunct to it.

Grades K – 12
Programs 100% parent supervised: $500 per course per semester

Programs facilitated by our educational success coaches*: $750 per course per semester

*Our Academic Coaches Supervision option includes one on one check-ins and any required additional material.

One on One Programs

One on One Programs

Our flagship, scientifically researched, reading program uses norm referenced testing and guarantees a one grade increase in reading in 20 hours of instruction. Our average is a 3.4 grade increase in 20 hours of instruction.

We provide one-on-one tutoring programs tailored to help you and your child navigate learning. True one on one, no sharing!

Who Do We Serve

We serve students who feel they are lost or “falling through the cracks” of a one size fits all school system. This could be due to students either not grasping fundamental concepts and developing them to mastery before moving on or students who require more challenge and rigor.

UP Academy meets every child at their skill level and takes them to where they need to go.

We offer all students a free, no obligation reading assessment.
In addition to our reading assessments, we also provide a number of supplementary one on one learning programs.

Elementary

Get involved in your child’s learning.

At UP Academy we believe parents are key to their child’s educational success. We expect parents to take an active role in encouraging their child to challenge their perceived academic challenges. Parents are expected to support their young students in becoming independent learners capable of voicing their own questions, concerns and ideas.

Elementary School Parents will:

  • Ensure homework is completed
  • Communicate with teachers on a continual basis
  • Collaborate with their child’s instructional team to help shape the every evolving success plan.

Field Trips

UP Academy builds Field Trips around both curriculum content and individual interest areas. Students are encouraged to participate in the planning and development of our field trip programs. 

In the past we have taken trips to:
The Calgary Zoo
The Science Centre
West Jet Hangers
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
The Wetlands
Theatre Calgary
Red Lodge Ropes Course