About Us

“Academic Excellence With a Love of Torah”

Our Vision is to provide an exceptional education to Jewish children,
by instilling Torah valuesacademic excellence, passion for learning, love for community and respect for self and others.

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 Academic Excellence

Alberta Education certified general studies teachers

STEAM Education is integrated into the general and Judaic curriculum

Students consistently outpace provincial averages on Provincial Achievements Tests (PATs)

Participation in Calgary Youth Science Fair, with students winning medals annually

Our Community

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 History

In 1980, for the purpose of developing and fostering a viable Jewish community in Calgary, House of Jacob-Mikveh Israel established Akiva Academy to provide a Jewish day school education to Jewish students at the preschool, elementary and secondary levels of education.

In 2014, thanks to the generosity of the Koschitzky Family Trust and donors across our community we were able to purchase the Haddon Road School and establish our building as the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Torah Centre.

In 2019, through a generous gift from the Halpern family, in memory of their parents David and Tibele Halpern (z”l), the school was renamed the Halpern Akiva Academy.

Three Year Plan and Annual Education Results Report

The Annual Education Results Report for the 2022-2023 school year and the Education Plan commencing September 1, 2022 for Congregation House of Jacob – Mikveh Israel were prepared under the direction of the Board in accordance with its responsibilities under the Private Schools Regulation and the Education Grants Regulation. This document was developed in the context of the provincial government’s business and fiscal plans. The Board has used the results reported in the document, to the best of its abilities, to develop the education plan and is committed to implementing the strategies contained within the plan to improve student learning and results.

The board approved this Annual Education Results Report for the 2022/2023 school year on November 29th, 2023 and the Three Year Education Plan for 2024-2027 on May 30, 2024

Irena Be’eri
Halpern Akiva Academy Board of Directors

Audited Financial Statements 2022-2023 – Halpern Akiva Academy

For the 2024/2025 Budget click here.