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North Point Boys School Opening in Red Deer Lake

Northpoint logoNorth Point School is pleased to announce our new location inside of the former Red Deer Lake School. North Point will be nestled in the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains just off of highway 22X. With our emphasis on outdoor education and experiential learning we are thrilled to be in such close proxmity to some incredible world class amenities such as Spruce Meadows, Leighton Art Centre, Cardel Rec South, Fish Creek Park, Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area and more. Currently the school is home to both Tanbridge Academy and The Third Academy.  The Third Academy will be moving out of this location at the end of the school year.  We are exploring a number of school bussing options and will work together with our families to identify the best possible solutions. We look forward to starting our exciting journey in our new home on August 1, 2015.

North Point was founded in Calgary, Alberta, in 2014 to provide boys with an alternative learning environment to the traditional, outdated factory-style model that has been in place in our North American schools for the past 100 years.  Our initial year will be offered to boys entering Kindergarten to Grade 8, with the plan to expand up to Grade 9.

Our goal is to create a setting in which boys are challenged and motivated, resulting in a genuine love of learning.  Through strong mentors, experiential learning in and outside of the classroom, and technology, we will allow our students to truly discover who they are and how they learn.  We believe that every child has a gift and it is our job to help recognize and foster that gift.

North Point School for Boys will follow and expand on the requirements of the Alberta Curriculum.  Socratic teaching methods will be utilized to encourage critical thinking and analysis.  There will be extensive assessment of skill levels, learning styles, aptitudes and personality traits, in order to customize leaning.  The latest in education software and gaming will be used to deliver reading, writing and math skills tailored to individual learning styles and will ensure that a student has mastered each element of a subject before progressing on to the next level.  Experiential learning will give concepts purpose and context, while developing independent learners.

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