Recreation Academy for 2024/25 School Year (Grades 4-6)

Experience a New Adventure Every Week!

Located in J.J. Nearing Catholic Elementary School, Recreation Academy helps students keep physically active and promotes a healthy lifestyle. In addition, it provides a fun and convenient way to learn new sports, supports long-term athletic development and helps kids develop and expand their physical abilities.

Our Recreation Academy involves students in a number of recreational/athletic activities at grade 4-6 levels. Students leave school at recess twice a week and venture off-site with our enthusiastic and skilled teachers to experience the best recreation venues in the area!

For more information please visit the Sports Academy website.

All registration for the 2024/2025 school year will be completed through the Parent Portal.

** Please be advised that program times, offerings and groupings can change due to enrolment and resources.** 

What is a Recreation Academy?

The Recreation Academy offers a unique program that enriches students' activity experiences throughout the school day. Our program features an exciting array of indoor and outdoor activities that allow students to explore physical literacy in various settings while fostering lifelong healthy habits.

Immerse yourself in a multitude of activities, including archery, athletics, bowling, billiards, paddling, cross fit, cross-country skiing, curling, cycling, golf, hiking, kickboxing, lacrosse, Pilates, rugby, rock climbing, skating, soccer, softball, swimming, scuba diving, table tennis, tennis, water polo, wakeboarding, waterskiing, yoga, and snowboarding.

Who can attend? Do I have to live in the attendance area?

Any grade 4 to 6 student passionate about active living. Priority will be given to students who live within our attendance boundary and are residents of our School Division. Where space and resources permit, we may welcome students who reside outside our school boundary.

What are the fees?

Grade 4 - 6 - A deposit of $320.00, with an additional $160.00/month.

This fee will cover all programming costs, transportation and non-certified instruction. The fee will also cover some clothing the athletes receive.

How many students are in a Recreation Academy class?

Generally, we can register up to 25 students in a class. Registration is not complete until all forms and payments have been made. Space is limited, so we suggest students register early to reserve a spot.

Can I register for the Academy if I'm not currently at a division school?

Any student can register for the Rec. Academy, if they register, they must also register at J.J. Nearing. We accept students of all faiths. Priority will be given to students who live within our attendance boundary and are residents of our school division. Where space and resources permit, we may be able to accept students who reside outside of our school boundary.