About Foothills

A Leader in Learning Disabilities Since 1979exterior of school building

Established in 1979, Foothills Academy was the first center for children with Learning Disabilities in Alberta and one of the first in Canada. Foothills Academy has a dual purpose:

One of the most notable examples of community support is the establishment of our permanent facility in northwest Calgary. The international award winning facility was two years in the planning and facilitates flexibility for classroom groupings, observation of students and demonstration of teaching/treatment techniques, research, planning, etc. The facility is equipped with 22 classrooms and has the capacity to serve up to 300 students. The state of the art science labs, computer lab, a well-equipped gym, conference rooms, assessment rooms and lecture theatre all contribute to creating a positive learning environment, and to assist the community in the understanding and the treatment of those with Learning Disabilities.