Located on the west side of Calgary, AB across the Trans-Canada Highway from Calaway Park at 33055 Township Rd 250, Calgary, AB T3Z 1L4, Edge was one of the five original CSSHL teams that joined when the league was founded in 2009.
PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION STATEMENT
Mission: To build a culture of personal excellence in academics, athletics and character.
Program Philosophy: To develop top quality student-athletes; competing for Edge School, as well as preparing student-athletes for the next level.
With everything located under one roof, all of our classrooms and teachers are located on the same campus as our rinks and off ice training facility. Combined with our small class sizes and our Mountaineer character–building program, our student-athletes are able to find the balance between academics and athletics while building character.
What are some of the things your program does to provide educational support?
There is constant communication between our coaches, teachers and student-athletes to ensure academic and athletic success. Study hall is a part of the daily schedule when teams are traveling. Teachers also provide online access to course materials for students. Our coaches and teachers are dedicated to ensuring our players are kept on track academically.
How are grades monitored and how often?
All classes, assignments, and grades are all organized and available on Edsby, a digital learning and data platform.
How are courses and the graduation path for student athletes chosen?
As part of our holistic approach to student-athlete development, every Edge student has a Personal Learning Plan (PLP). PLPs are an educational tool designed to provide students with understanding, and ownership of their academic, athletic, and personal goals. At Edge, PLPs are created using myBlueprint, a web-based, interactive educational planning program. The process begins with support from LEAD, with the intent of having students take more ownership of their portfolio as they approach high school graduation.
Do you have an academic probation policy?
Yes. Each student is expected to complete and hand in all in-class and homework assignments in a timely and proficient manner. Students are also responsible for his or her own academic success and is therefore encouraged to seek academic assistance where required. Students may seek such assistance during teacher advisory time periods, independent study time periods or, with the consent of the relevant teacher or school staff member, before or after school hours on school property. Teachers and other school staff members will be available for such academic assistance where appropriate.
Do you offer a billeting program or a dormitory for non-local student athletes?
There are no dorms or residences. For out of town students looking for a billeting option, the Canada Homestay Network offers a comprehensive, reputable homestay program for students. They have recently begun welcoming Canadian students along with the International students they have served for years.
What kind of life skills to the student athletes learn by living in the dorms or with billets?
Confidence levels, grade point averages, social graces, and work ethic are some of the change’s student-athletes have shown while living with billet families. The benefit derived from placing the players with billet families is truly immeasurable. Plus, the unique bond families form with their players often last a lifetime.
STUDENT ATHLETE HEALTH
How are injuries and sick student athletes monitored?
Our full-time athletic therapist ensures that Edge students receive the support they need to stay in top shape through education, prevention and rehabilitation. Our fully-equipped sport therapy clinic offers athletic therapy, physiotherapy, and chiropractic services, allowing student-athletes to easily work sessions into their daily schedules.
Our in-house sport psychology consultant provides many services to our students, parents and staff including one-on-one and group/team mental performance support at home and on the road.
What does the daily schedule look like for a student athlete in your program?
Our junior and senior high student-athletes have a sport block built into their daily academic schedules. Sport block for Grades 8 & 9 students is from 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Sport block for Grade 10-12 students is from 8:15 – 10:15 a.m. Student-athletes playing for one of our hockey teams may also participate in “training blocks” outside of school hours. These blocks are 7:00-8:15 a.m. and 3:30-5:00 p.m.
How many games can your teams expect to play?
Our seasons run from September until March. We typically play on the weekends with a few games being played during the week. The CSSHL follows a showcase approach, so teams will travel and play 3-5 league games on a weekend. Our teams typically play between 50-65 games over the course of a full season.
What does the on and off ice training look like?
Our student-athletes train for 10 months, from September through June. Off ice, our student-athletes have access to our high performance training facility, the Duckett Performance Centre (DPC) which has earned a global reputation as a premier training centre for high performance athletes.
Located adjacent to Edge’s gymnasium, the DPC offers teams, groups and individuals alike, state-of-the-art equipment and professional services at a world-class level.
James Poole, U18 Prep Head Coach
Josh Gosling, U17 Prep Head Coach
Kelly Mruk, U16 Prep Head Coach
Jeff Shantz, U15 Prep Head Coach
Micki DuPont, U15 Head Coach
Matt Brown, Mental Trainer
Brady Greening, Head Athletic Therapist
What is included in the price to attend Edge School?
For 2021-22, our tuition fees for Grades 7-12 are $18,970 plus 4% as an annual contribution to the Edge School Foundation Endowment Fund. There is an annual $650 student activity fee per student. For Edge School hockey players, team fees in addition to tuition range from $13,000-$17,000 per year depending on the team.
What is the best way to contact Edge School?
Learn more about the Edge School Hockey Academy by clicking here.