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We are a Preschool to Grade 9 Jewish Community Day School located in Calgary, Alberta. For the past 39 years, we have been committed to providing an integrated traditional Jewish and an excellent general education program to students from a variety of backgrounds.

Our unique strengths include an inclusive and supportive school environment, small student-to-teacher ratios, Montessori-inspired childcare, immersive Hebrew language program and a meaningful Jewish education.

Now offering programs from Toddler through Grade 9. Spots are filling up fast, don’t wait! Fill out the form below to book a tour or learn more.


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Openings for children 18 months to 14 years old

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Halpern Akiva Academy

At Halpern Akiva Academy we realize that it takes a community to raise a child. We are proud of our warm inclusive Halpern Akiva family which includes people from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds. We partner together with parents to develop customized education plans for each student.

We partner with Jewish Family Services to provide social and psychological services to our families. We invite community leaders to come share their experiences with students to inspire them to one day be leaders.

Halpern Akiva Academy is affiliated with House of Jacob-Mikveh Israel, is a beneficiary agency of The Calgary Jewish Community Federation, is an accredited Alberta Learning school and follows the curriculum guidelines of the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.

Our Torah Values

Teachers lead by example, showing a deep love of Torah and Israel

Shabbat parties, holiday programs and Shabbaton weekends enrich classroom learning

Students are taught the values of Chesed, Tzedaka and Menschlichkeit

Strong community focus through volunteering and partnerships with other Jewish institutions

Our Mission

Our mission is to welcome all Jewish families and to provide excellence in General, Hebrew and Judaic education while instilling a love of Judaism.

New Head of Judaic Studies

The Halpern Akiva Academy (HAA) will be welcoming Rabbi Nachum Aaron Kutnowski as the new head of Judaic Studies for the 2022/2023 academic year. Since his candidacy, he has made it a priority to build positive relationships with parents, students, staff, and the Calgary community at large. His strong communication and interpersonal skills have given him the ability to relate to a wide range of people, and he looks forward to joining HAA and Calgary community at large.

Rabbi Kutnowski brings 9 years of educational experience with a strong focus on student wellbeing to the role of Head of Judaic Studies. He holds an Honours B. A. in English Literature, from York University of Toronto. He is also the founder of the Hamilton Community Night Kollel, alongside teaching full-time at the Hamilton Hebrew Academy for the past 7 years. He is passionate about facilitating a genuine relationship with Hashem, Torah and Mitzvot, and the Jewish people. Rabbi Kutnowski is especially looking forward to fostering the unique personality and strengths of each student at the HAA.

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Academic Excellence With a Love of Torah

Hebrew Studies

Halpern Akiva Academy offers an immersive “Ivrit b’Ivrit” Hebrew language program. Students are expected to be fluent in Hebrew reading, writing, and speaking when they graduate Halpern Akiva Academy.

Judaic Studies

Judaics is taught by qualified teachers who lead by example – demonstrating a true love of Torah. Students become familiar with the services in any Jewish synagogue or life cycle event, and develop critical thinking through text study and in-class discussion. Most importantly, students are imbued with a passion for whatever Jewish observances their family celebrates at home.

General Studies

Language Arts and Social Studies are taught by experienced and qualified teachers with a passion for the subjects. The teachers create learning environments which meet the individual needs of each student. The on-site Faigel and Len Shaprio STEAM Lab supplements our in-class learning to encourage discovery through hands-on activities.

Hear it from our parents!

“We love this school!! The teachers and staff at this school have done such a great job helping our kids discover their talents and strengths, all while motivating them to learn and grow in areas that they’re not as great or interested. Needless to say, our kids love this school, their teachers, and their friends at this school.”


“Such a great school. My boy loves his teachers, friends and all the visitors.”


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