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Our activity-focused campus offers unique and compelling sports, dance and pursuits programs within a thriving academic community in a small school environment. Student achievement at VRA is equal to, and often superior to, that of larger schools.



‌Students at Vimy Ridge Academy are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. Their stories merge both with the legends of the past, and with those of the future.  They create their own stories by engaging in the unique opportunity to hone skills in academics, athletics, performing arts, citizenship and leadership. They come from all backgrounds, from all over our region, and join the forces of over 1000 student athletes who are on a personal journey to a successful future. They may commit to one of the exceptional alternative programs, or they may be training as an elite athlete who requires a flexible school program that allows them to be successful as an athletic scholar. Students in Grades 7 - 12 choose programs in sports, dance, and outdoor pursuits, or they create a flexible schedule in the Elite Athlete program to accommodate training in swimming, diving, gymnastics, figure skating, wrestling, martial arts, or alpine skiing, just to name a few. 

Vimy Ridge Academy offers an authentic community school atmosphere, with exceptional teachers to ensure each student receives personalized attention and supports needed to excel academically. Pathways beyond High School are forged through our working relationships with agencies who support and develop youth with goals in their future. Professional and certified coaches provide high-level competitive training in fully equipped facilities through the essential relationships with the Academic and Athletic Development Society of Edmonton (baseball, softball, hockey, lacrosse, sport fit, and outdoor pursuits) as well as the University of Alberta Green and Gold Soccer Academy. The Edmonton School of Ballet is another fundamental agency supporting the Dance program at Vimy Ridge Academy and is one of the most respected professional dance programs in Canada. Every student completes a full academic program balanced with daily physical training in their specific program of choice. Every student graduating from Vimy Ridge Academy is academically prepared for success in post-secondary course work. 

Vimy Ridge Academy offers simply the best facilities in the capital region. Students have access to fully renovated classrooms and learning spaces, eight dance studios, two gymnasiums, a fitness centre, a competition sized climbing wall, four technology labs, a learning commons space, a cafeteria, and access to local recreational facilities.  In-house access to medical referrals and physiotherapy consults are accessible to students during the school day.  Vimy Ridge Academy offers students advantages that are both immediate and lifelong.  Become a Raider. Become an athletic scholar at Vimy Ridge Academy.

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Jillian Marino, Principal
Phone: 780-465-5461
Fax: 780-469-1198
Toll Free: 1-877-849-VIMY (8469)

Principal's E-mail: jillian.marino@epsb.ca
School's E-mail: vimyridge@epsb.ca

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