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Instilling mastery and a growth mindset in Middle Schoolers

The Middle School at UP Academy focuses on building academic skill sets and self-esteem during this very important stage of life. Students in grades 5 through 8 develop independent learning habits in preparation for High School and in obtaining an Alberta Education diploma.

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Our Middle School gives students the flexibility to learn, to develop strong study habits, to continue to embrace learning, and to value education.

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Quick Facts

Who can apply?
We accept middle school students in grades 5 – 8.

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 $13,000/yr
UP Academy’s hybrid tuition is $10,000/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.

Middle School
girl receives one on one instruction

Personalized Instruction

Our Middle School provides every child with a path to success tailored to their skills, talents, and abilities

teachers at a table having a discussion

Teachers work closely with children and parents to create an academic environment best suited for student success. They offer educational, social, and emotional support as students navigate middle school while preparing for high school and beyond.

Experienced Teachers

  • Provide progress updates and personal instruction for student success
  • Help students develop skills to prepare them for middle and upper grades
  • Know every student and family personally
students and teacher discuss topic

Stimulating Curriculum

Engaged Educators’ blended programs combine online curriculum with in-person instruction which makes it possible for educators to give their students the cutting-edge and adaptive learning technology they need to be well supported in their education.Our program solutions for core curriculum, test readiness, and targeted intervention helps students and educators the flexibility required to offer every student a personalized program built for the 21st century.



Engaging, direct, face-to-face instruction, computerized practice, videos and a mix of supported and independent practice keep students motivated as they learn and help them master skills so they can move on to more complex concepts.

This process allows educators to quickly see how students are performing and if they could benefit from small-group or one-on-one instruction, thus limiting the gaps in learning experienced by some students.

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.

middle school course guide

Middle 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 5 thru 8 – $13,000

BONUS
Grades 5 – 8: One on one reading and math fundamentals tutoring is included, if required, at no additional charge.

Hybrid Tuition

(3 days M-W-F at home online, 2 days T-T in class)

 Grades 5 thru 8 – $10,000

Students registered in UP Academy work at home online, independently, three days per week,  Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

On Tuesday and Thursday, students attend classes to participate in project assignments and labs.

This may include one on one reading and math fundamentals tutoring and adaptive learning programs, if required. Access to elective study areas is also available.

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.

Special Programming

adaptive learning technology for math and reading

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.

one on one reading

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!

We primarily serve students who fail to be noticed, those who are struggling or simply not grasping fundamental learning concepts.

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.

parents and students learn together

Get involved in your child’s learning.

UP Academy believes the success of every student is increased exponentially when the parents are involved in their child’s education. When parents support their young students and collaborate with their teachers the end result is a positive learning environment.

Middle School parents will:

  • Connect with teachers to offer support in the areas of academics, social and emotional development

  • Contribute assistance with learning assignments

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

Middle School

Personalized Instruction

Our Middle School provides every child with a path to success tailored to their skills, talents, and abilities

Middle School

Teachers work closely with children and parents to create an academic environment best suited for student success. They offer educational, social, and emotional support as students navigate middle school while preparing for high school and beyond.

Experienced Teachers

  • Provide progress updates and personal instruction for student success
  • Help students develop skills to prepare them for middle and upper grades
  • Know every student and family personally
Middle School

Stimulating Curriculum

Engaged Educators’ blended programs combine online curriculum with in-person instruction which makes it possible for educators to give their students the cutting-edge and adaptive learning technology they need to be well supported in their education.Our program solutions for core curriculum, test readiness, and targeted intervention helps students and educators the flexibility required to offer every student a personalized program built for the 21st century.



Engaging, direct, face-to-face instruction, computerized practice, videos and a mix of supported and independent practice keep students motivated as they learn and help them master skills so they can move on to more complex concepts.

This process allows educators to quickly see how students are performing and if they could benefit from small-group or one-on-one instruction, thus limiting the gaps in learning experienced by some students.

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.

Middle School Course Guide available upon request.

Middle 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 5 thru 8 – $13,000

BONUS
Grades 5 – 8: One on one reading and math fundamentals tutoring is included, if required, at no additional charge.

Hybrid Tuition

(3 days M-W-F at home online, 2 days T-T in class)

 Grades 5 thru 8 – $10,000

Students registered in UP Academy work at home online, independently, three days per week,  Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

On Tuesday and Thursday, students attend classes to participate in project assignments and labs.

This may include one on one reading and math fundamentals tutoring and adaptive learning programs, if required. Access to elective study areas is also available.

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.

Special Programming

Middle School

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.

Middle School

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!

We primarily serve students who fail to be noticed, those who are struggling or simply not grasping fundamental learning concepts.

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.

Middle School

Get involved in your child’s learning.

UP Academy believes the success of every student is increased exponentially when the parents are involved in their child’s education. When parents support their young students and collaborate with their teachers the end result is a positive learning environment.

Middle School parents will:

  • Connect with teachers to offer support in the areas of academics, social and emotional development

  • Contribute assistance with learning assignments

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