Learning Re-imagined

North Point School for Boys taps into boys’ natural curiosity and energy as a foundation for life-long learning.  A strong academic program is just the beginning – we fuel motivation through real-life learning, digital platforms, and outdoor adventure developing well rounded, self-motivated, independent learners.

  • The ideal student is a boy who will thrive in a very active, close-knit setting, one in which physical activity, including athletics and physical competition, is a significant aspect of school life.
    Our Kids
    Our Kids
  • ...a fidgety introvert with a love for all things technology, and a requirement for copious physical exercise. He immediately felt at home at North Point.
    Rhonda Ness
    Our Kids
  • I am continuously impressed with the program; the diversity of sports, arts  and education is amazing. We are so happy that we made the decision to enroll Owen there. He has grown personally so much and we know North Point has played a key role in that development.
    Lori & Scott A.
  • Our son actually says, “I love North Point School”.  He keeps thanking us for sending him. He talks about what he is learning, shows pride in his work, cares about his school, his peers and his teachers are important to him. This is a very special school.
    Spagnolo
  • Mom - do you know what I didn’t like about my shadow day at North Point?…NOTHING! I like everything about this school!
    Ben Raugust
  • The response from both the students and the teachers that join them is highly positive! The boys are adorable and SO well behaved, it’s awesome.
    Naomi Le Bihan
    Undrcard Boxing Studio
  • I must tell you how impressed I am about how the school presents itself, its mission and its success....in assessing success, you remember the void that there was before you courageously took the plunge into the unknown to create North Point School.
    Michael Walker, Board Member
    North Point School for Boys
  • My daughters and I ...feel valued and impressed with the next level gentlemen you are raising in this school.
    Heather Raugust

WHAT'S HAPPENING

LATEST NEWS

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February 11, 2019
Blue Lake Camp 2019

OPEN HOUSE Feb. 27, 2019

Please join us Wednesday Feb. 27 at 7 PM to learn about how we challenge and motivate boys from K - Gr. 9.
December 13, 2018

Spreading Holiday Joy to Our Neighbours

It only took 90 minutes to deliver almost 1000 candy canes to our neighbours ! Our boys took to the streets of Richmond/Knob Hill to spread holiday cheer and get some fresh air. "This is one of many activities done throughout the year that helps reinforce the North Point 5R Character model whose tenets are Respectful, Resourceful, Resilient, Relentless and Responsible," shares Kim Pirie, School Founder.
October 15, 2018
Utah 2018

Southern Utah – The Adventure Begins

We believe our North Point boys should experience as many UNIQUE opportunities as they can. Our annual trip to Utah is one such event. Open to Gr. 7-9 boys, this optional trip was born out of the 5R character model at North Point.

CALENDAR

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Feb
22
Fri
2019
ACTION FRIDAY – Climbing
Feb 22 all-day

Students in all grades will be at the Calgary Climbing Centre for this ACTION FRIDAY afternoon.

Feb
25
Mon
2019
Healthy Hunger – Subway
Feb 25 all-day

Remember to order by WEDNESDAY of the week prior to the lunch.

www.healthyhunger.ca

Feb
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Tue
2019
Town Hall, Dress Down, Fun Lunch
Feb 26 all-day
Feb
27
Wed
2019
BE BRAVE Anti-Bullying Calgary Hitmen Game
Feb 27 all-day

All North Point students will attend the 3rd Annual Telus BE BRAVE Calgary Hitmen Game at the Saddledome. Game-time is 11:00 am. North Point will manage transportation to/from the Saddledome for all students.

Students are encouraged to learn the annual BE BRAVE Dance, provided by choreographer Kelcey Moore.

  • Students from all schools participating in the BE BRAVE GAME are asked to learn this year’s dance -which will take place during the second period of the game.
  • Please watch the instructional video in the link. The link will expire in a few months’ time so please download to your device if you would like to keep the video.

Click to view the video of the 2019 Be Brave Dance.

OPEN HOUSE
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Register online HERE.


Learn more HERE.

We know boys

Sitting at a desk all day is not suited to the way boys think and learn. The North Point program is a fundamental re-thinking of how a classroom operates. We design environments and experiences that are specifically geared to challenge and engage boys by focusing on their interest in practical problem solving, hands-on learning, and outdoor exploration. We understand that boys need to move to learn and we embrace and capitalize on their natural curiosity and enthusiasm.

We foster real-life learning

‘Learn by doing’ is our mantra. We draw from theories proving that boys’ retention, self- esteem and engagement are heightened through direct experience. Our hands-on approach crystallizes concepts by putting students in the centre of the learning cycle, ensuring that they are not just passive observers.

We are on the frontier of technology

We extend our physical classroom into the virtual realm by enriching our curriculum with online educators from around the world. This diverse digital platform allows us to develop personalized learning plans for every single student, and provides a flexible framework from which we guide our boys in becoming self-motivated, independent learners. We also know that most boys love technology, and we help them master concepts by integrating software, apps, and even gaming into daily activities to tap into their interests.

We always ask WHY

The Socratic method of continual inquiry and discussion frames our focus and is the foundation for engagement with our students. Our classrooms are not lecture halls. They are forums where we foster critical thinking, self-confidence and language development, allowing students to look for solutions through healthy, constructive debate.

We foster a well rounded education

Although sports and movement play a large role in our students day to day activities, we also encourage their natural, and often untapped, creativity in drama, music and art.