Frequently Asked Questions
Can I just show up for a quick look around, unannounced?
Sorry, we want you to have a great tour experience with someone there to answer your questions. Please email or call the school office at 403.290.0767 to arrange a tour. This will ensure that we will have time for a complete tour and you will have all of your questions answered.
Can I just give you my basic information? Why do I have to fill out the application form?
Filling out the application form is the first step to learning about your child. It is one element which will help to determine if your child will be a good fit at Delta West Academy and vice versa. All of the information gathered in this process is held in the strictest confidentiality. If you only have a question or two, click on the “Have a Question” button on the web-site.
When is the best time to apply?
You can apply anytime throughout the year. Applications are processed as they are received and if the grade you have applied for is full, you have the option of a waiting list. To avoid disappointment, please submit your application at least six months before the start date of your child's new school year.
Do you offer before and after school care?
Yes, we do. Before Care starts at 7:00 am; After Care ends at 5:30 pm. Cost depends on the service selected. See Before & After School Care for cost details.
Do you offer bus service?
Delta West Academy is pleased to offer a private bus service on our own 15 passanger vans. Currently we are running a door to door service each morning, at noon for Kindergarten students and after school. Please see the attached form for more information and pricing.
Why does Delta West Academy not appear on The Fraser Report?
The Fraser Report only analyzes results based on class sizes that have 15 students or more. At DWA, our average class size is 10 students so we are not included in the Fraser report. Nonetheless, we would be pleased to share our Provincial Achievement Test results with you during a tour. Alternatively, you can read a detailed analysis in our Annual Education Results Report published in December.
Based on Fraser Insitute rankings, Delta West Academy ranks at approximately 12th out of 659 schools in Alberta!
How do Delta West students do in University?
Extremely well! In the last 10 years, 100% of our graduating students are accepted to the university or post-secondary program of their choice. DWA students have been recruited by top universities in Canada and the United States, and can fully expect the successful completion of their chosen programs. Our students are very well prepared to enter university once they have successfully completed the focused DWA high school program.
Is there a supervised lunch program?
Yes. The supervised lunch for elementary and junior high students is followed by the students' second recess of the day which is also supervised. There is no fee for the supervised lunch and students have access to microwaves in their lunchrooms.
How often can I speak with my child's teacher?
As often as you like. We believe that timely communication is very important in creating and maintaining a constructive and positive educational relationship. You can speak informally with your child's teacher before or after school, email anytime, or schedule a more formal meeting. You will hear from your child's teachers at least a few times a month; we hope to hear from you at least as often as that, too.