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Parent Testimonials

“Our family was so lucky to find Third Academy.  We toured there after hearing great stories from other parents.  We could tell right away that it would be a good fit for our son.  Our son had experienced many struggles in the public system, and was feeling defeated.  Starting at Third Academy has a breath of fresh air.  The small classes are priceless, and any staff we have encountered seem to truly care about the students. We were surprised by the variety of resources available to students. Everyone at the school has been accommodating and understanding, flexible and supportive.  They have been incredibly patient and they celebrate every little success my son has had.  His teacher is passionate about helping her students, and has been an incredible support to our family.  I would highly encourage any family to explore Third Academy for their children.”

Cori Kerr, Parent of Grade 10 Student
Life Skills/Knowledge & Employability, 2021 – 2022

“When we first moved to Calgary in 2008, we had moved from a province where, as a single parent, struggled with an autism diagnosis and getting the help and support that Robert desperately needed, to be the kid he wanted to be. Back then, I had hopes of mainstreaming to public education would be the answer, and after a few stressful moments, and tears from me during a summer internship, a respite provider we had at the time, mentioned her son attended Third Academy. Not thinking anything would come of it, I check them out and I signed Robert up for Grade 1. The first few months of school, through struggles and meltdowns in the classroom, the help he needed became a team effort — the school became family to him. Over the years, like other kids in his classroom, he made a mark in the teacher’s lives, as much as they did him. Over the years they have guided him like family onto the next stages in life — and that next stage, next year, he will be graduating from The Third Academy.”

Melissa (Mel) Victor, Parent of Grade 11 Student
2021 – 2022

I have been blessed with the amazing opportunity for my autistic son, to find a safe and welcoming learning space, exceptional social-connection center, and highly professional and compassionate world-class class teachers, instructors, administrative and support staff. It is truly a joy to have Josh at Third Academy.”

Chris Musah, Parent of Grade 10 Student
Life Skills/Knowledge & Employability, 2021 – 2022

“Our child was diagnosed at a very late age with high-functioning Asperger’s, and we had experienced both excellent and very negative educational environments, and had recently started chronically skipping school. We were becoming increasing worried. Since he was a toddler, we had also spent a lot of time seeking out therapeutic support. When we decided to move to Calgary, we visited several schools that sounded suitable for his needs, and Third Academy came out on top. Their philosophy (emotional wellness before physical and academic achievement) struck a chord with us, and integrated therapy was key. We’ve been with the school now for a year and half. Our child still has a long way to go but we have been very pleased with his progress, changing attitude, empathy, and ability to connect with others. We are very thankful to have found this school.”

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