ur curriculum for all grades is supplemented with frequent field trips. Short day trips to local venues as well as overnight trips (for older students) serve to enhance classroom learning and provide children with valuable exposure to a broad range of experiences. Typical day trips for our Lower School classes include the Leighton Centre, Glenbow Museum and annual visits to “Aggie Days” at the Calgary Stampede. Middle School and Upper school day trips include visits to a wide variety of cultural centers, volunteerism and trips to the Calgary Zoo, which offers programs tailored to the Alberta curriculum. Exposure to the arts is provided for all grades through visits to see live productions at Theatre Calgary, art exhibitions and music performances.

Overnight trips for Middle and Upper School students often focus on outdoor education – this serves to foster relationships, develop new skills, and provides valuable experience that can be used toward the Duke of Edinburgh awards. Examples of these trips include annual canoe adventures, sailing trips through the Sail And Life Training Society (SALTS), and camping in Kananaskis. Every few years, the Upper School students and their parents are offered the opportunity to participate in a trip to Europe, which provides invaluable exposure to the arts and global cultures.

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