• Early literacy
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  • Self guided, responsible and motivated
  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Technology, Robotics & Programming

General Information

Progressive Academy is an independent private school providing excellent results in educating children from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1984. We also deliver an exceptional preschool educational program for children 3 and 4 years of age.

Progressive Academy is centrally located in Glenora, providing easy access to Edmonton and area residents. Our premises are five blocks from Edmonton’s beautiful river valley, the Edmonton Space and Science Centre and downtown Edmonton. Our students are able to take an active part in Edmonton’s many exceptional community resources.

Our school facilities include classrooms, a technology centre, auditorium, library, music and art classrooms, two performance stages and a full-size gymnasium.


Truly the foundation of the ability to learn, literacy is a primary focus of the Progressive Academy program.


They’re growing up in a new age; one that demands more technical expertise and creativity.


Confidence, self-worth, motivation and a drive to succeed. These are the qualities we instil in students.

Performing and Visual Arts

A balanced education includes much more than a few core subjects, and at Progressive we have lots of visual and performing arts opportunities for students.

New School Bus Service

As you may have heard, Progressive Academy purchased its first school bus this summer. Well, not actually the first one we have owned, but the last time we owned a bus was 1986! However, we will be starting our first regularly scheduled before and after school route on Monday September 18th.   The route will start at 7:30 in Ellerslie, running through Summerside and Rutherford then coming up Terwillegar Drive. Depending on the area and the number and ages of children, we may start with to-the-door pickup, but as ridership increases we would have to move toward either street stops or parents coordinating students to

Progressive Academy Safe and Caring Policies

Safe and Caring Policy Number 2 Welcoming Caring Respectful and Safe Learning Environment

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Class Sizes in Alberta

The Alberta Government has spent $2.7 billion over 13 years to reduce class sizes, according to the Edmonton Journal today. We thought we’d post information about our average class sizes so no one had to go through the trouble of filing an information request. Average class sizes for Progressive Academy 2017-18 K-3: 14.8 4-6: 16 7-9: 17 Not only do we maintain low class sizes, students at Progressive Academy are grouped so that their abilities are similar to their classmates. It’s through maintaining small class sizes as well with socially and educationally compatible students that we achieve good well-rounded education of students, offering high levels

Spring Break Tour 2019

Over the past few years, we have been proudly building our school excursion experience for a wide-range of students through EF Tours. We have visited the wonders of China and explored the rich history of Ontario and Quebec. We are delighted to announce that in Spring 2019, we will be traveling to Europe for an eye-opening and surely unforgettable experience with our students. Please review the nomination letter here, as well as see our slideshow for more information including registration. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions, and we hope that many of our students and their families will be able to