Striving Towards Student Success

Supporting parental choice in education with innovative solutions to traditional learning. Its education your child’s way.

Third Academy is: special education your child’s way. We create a well-balanced, individualized, integrated, and intensive programs for each student, designed to fit their individual learning needs. We serve students 5-19 years of age who have been assessed as having mild/moderate or severe learning disorders.


LYNX is nature-inspired learning. We offer an inquiry based, experiential, and place-based learning program in a community that allows children and students to ‘connect’, in an ecological sense, with the world around them. Learning opportunities enable real life connections to the local environment using a blend of online and hands-on experiences.


Individual circumstances of learners vary greatly and, accordingly, ursa offers maximum flexibility to meet the needs of students and their families. Through one of the three programming choices - ursa parent directed, ursa shared, and ursa distance - we offer a constellation of choices to help your shining star succeed.



About Third Schools

Independent: As an Alberta Education accredited and funded school system, we ‘serve the public good’. That means supporting parental choice in education in innovative ways that provide value to our families, not only being held accountable to Alberta Education, but also directly to the families that we serve.


Inspiring: Purposefully designed to ensure that our 21st Century Learners are Engaged Thinkers, Ethical Citizens, and individuals with an Entrepreneurial Spirit. Our children and students are the leaders of our collective futures.


Inclusive: A way of thinking and acting that demonstrates universal acceptance of, and belonging for, all children and students. Children and students, regardless of race, religious belief, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, family status, sexual orientation, or any other factors, have access to meaningful and relevant learning experiences that include appropriate instructional supports. We have a programming choice for all kinds of learners, respecting the diversity of Albertan families.