Webber Academy

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Webber Academy
Webber Academiae
1515 – 93rd Street, S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T3H 4A8
Coordinates 51°02′41″N 114°13′34″W / 51.0446°N 114.2261°W / 51.0446; -114.2261
School type Private
Motto Parantibus Alumni Universitatis convalescunt et ultra
(Preparing Students to Thrive in University and Beyond)
Founded 1997
Founder Neil Webber
CEEB code 820242
President Neil Webber
Chairman Lorne Webber
Administrator Lynn Lee
Principal Christina Clouston, Head of Senior School
Principal Dianne Lever, Head of Elementary School
Campus Director Lorne Webber
I.T Manager Roy Lee
Grades JK-12
Years offered JK-12
Enrollment 977
 • Pre-kindergarten Mrs.Petereson Mrs.Surcon Mrs.Polson Mrs.Harris Mrs.Tygeson
 • Grade 1 Mrs.Laqua Mrs.Chalifou Mrs.Ulmer
Average class size 21
Student to teacher ratio 1:20
Education system Full year
Classes offered Math, AP Calculus, AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP European History, AP World History, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Art, Drama, Computers, Physical Education
Language English
Classrooms ~40
Campus size 47 acres
Houses 4
Mascot Wylie the Wildcat
Publication Voices Magazine
Tuition $18,000

Webber Academy is a non-denominational, co-educational, university preparatory, private school located near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Webber Academy offers academics spanning from junior kindergarten through grade 12. It was founded in 1997 by Dr. Neil Webber, a former teacher and professor at Mount Royal University, who also served as an Alberta Cabinet Minister in the Hon. Peter Lougheed and Hon. Don Getty governments. In September 2018, the school's founder explained in an interview that it is important that students consider the positive impacts of genocide, specifically when studying Residential Schools.

The campus consists of a junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten facility, a main building with elementary and senior school wings, third floor science centre, two full-size gymnasiums, an outdoor sports court, several playgrounds and a 400-meter running track. The school is situated on a 47-acre campus in southwest Calgary, currently home to 977 students (as of Oct 2016). Recently, an arts centre was built for the drama and music programmes, and its 500-seat theatre and dressing rooms can be rented out for public events.

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