Calgary Board of Education

 
About Us

Principal's Message

Welcome to the National Sport School. On our website you will find a wealth of information describing our school, including how it operates and some of the recent successes of our student-athletes.

We are proud to provide the academic program for over 160 developing and elite high-performance athletes who represent the best in 21 different Olympic sports. Our founders are the Calgary Board of Education and WinSport Canada.

We were represented by over 20 current and former student-athletes who competed for Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi. This represented over 10% of the Canadian Team.

Our school provides the flexibility that is required to accommodate the training, travel and competition demands of our high-performance student-athletes. We also provide these young men and women with an academic program leading to the completion of the requirements for their Alberta High School Diploma and to graduate with the qualifications necessary to enter the post secondary institutions of their choice.

Some of the key features of the National Sport School are:

  • A learning environment that uses advanced online technologies to support learning
  • Grades nine to twelve in the academically rigorous Alberta Education Program of Studies.
  • Teacher Advisors for each student-athlete.
  • A Sport Psychologist on staff.
  • Sport Psychology courses.
  • A four period day with fixed-time classes including embedded tutorial time.
  • Personal Learning Plans for each student-athlete.

How students can access their teachers outside of the regularly scheduled face-to-face class instructional time:

  • Students are able to work with their teachers during every tutorial period.
  • All teachers are available by email and telephone under the Contact Us link above.
  • Students can also access instruction in their course through Desire2Learn (an online learning management environment), or through distance packages provided by their teacher.
  • All students have access to instruction 24/7.

To find out more information about the National Sport School program or how you can apply, contact the school at (403) 777-7329.

Ken Weipert, Principal
National Sport School

Our Students

The student population is currently comprised of athletes in 21 different sports. Each sport has different training and competitive times during the school year.

Sport
Total
Alpine
50>
Biathlon
3
BMX Cycling
1
Cross Country Skiing
1
Curling
1
Cycling 2
Diving
2
Equestrian
6
Figure Skating
16
Freestyle Skiing
10
Gymnastics
10
Luge
13
Nordic Combined
2
Rowing
1
Ski Jumping
9
Snowboarding
5
Soccer
2
Speed Skating
2
Swimming
9
Synchro Swimming
4
Tennis
7
Trampoline
2
Triathlon
2
Water Polo
8
Wresting
1
Total
165