Peace Wapiti Academy


Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) opened its doors in September 2001 in the north area of Grande Prairie offering programming for Grades 9 and 10. The first class graduated in June 2004. Our enrollment of 493 consists of Peace Wapiti Public School Division students from Harry Balfour School (attendance area which is comprised of an area with a radius of 6 to 9 miles surrounding the City of Grande Prairie), Clairmont Community School and Penson School (Grovedale) joining us in Grade 9; students from Bezanson School joining us in Grade 10; as well as other Grade 9 – 12 students living in and around the City of Grande Prairie. The atmosphere is friendly, supportive and inviting. Staffed with terrific teachers and support staff, we offer students excellent opportunities for growth in a caring, nurturing and dynamic learning environment.

Peace Wapiti Academy’s mission is to inspire a quest for learning for the benefit of the individual, community and society. Along with our strong commitment to academics, PWA also offers a wide variety of programming options such as Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP), Green Certificate Programs, General Learning Support Programs (GLSP) and Career and Technology Studies Programs (CTS).

In addition to a full range of courses for all students, a varied extracurriculum program, encompassing a full range of sports and significant fine arts opportunities, is also offered at Peace Wapiti Academy, Home of the TITANS. Students may enhance their school experience and personal development by taking part in activities which include athletics (volleyball, football, basketball, curling, badminton, track, rugby, and golf), leadership, travel club, drama, art, Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), yearbook, cultural events and other club activities.

Parents of students who attend Peace Wapiti Academy are welcome to become involved and volunteer. Our School Council plays an integral role in shaping the culture of the school.  Monthly meetings are well attended by parents who support the development of our community of learners and leaders. In addition, an organization called Acti-Parent coordinates fundraising opportunities for our school.

Peace Wapiti Academy is an extension of your community. Familiar faces will welcome you, reliable resources will support you and consistent values will reassure you. We are dedicated to the success of every student, preparing them for a future in any avenue they choose to pursue.