Van Wyngaard Academy

Learn. Educate. Grow. Virtually. Anywhere.

Working together to engage, educate and empower through technology. Get connected.

Location

Virtual Online Classes & Resources avaliable EVERYWHERE!

Founded in Grande Prairie, AB Canada

School Hours

M-F: Currently 8am – 5pm
Weekends: By appointment only

Contact us

BY PHONE: 780-978-0575
BY EMAIL: s16gaard@gmail.com

Individualized learning plans co-made with your child; FOR your child!

1:1 Student/Teacher ratio.

High engagement = High Learning Retention.

VAN WYNGAARD Academy Intake Form

Accepting new students; inquire now!

Interactive Learning Events

Vwacademy in the community; morning or afternoon events.

Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

If you are interested in booking avaliable tutoring sessions, please fill out the “VAN WYNGAARD Academy Intake Form” or contact us.

News & Events

*Free Resources page is updated frequently, keep checking there for fun and free links.

*Interactive learning events hosted by VWAcademy around GP coming soon!

*Summer tutoring sessions will run July 6 to August 21, 2020

Career Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a VWAcademy tutor or contribute educational resources, please contact us.

Staff Directory

Stefanie van Wyngaard BEd., MEd., NAMC Gr. 1-6; virtual tutor

Calendar

Monday, March 23

Online Tutoring Classes begin

Tuesday, March 31

Invoices sent out for March; EMT accepted

Friday, April 10 & Monday, April 13

No tutoring classes due to Good Friday & Easter Monday

Vwacademy’s connection to the Alberta Curriculum

Pre-K

The beginning of their school career;  learning through play with a focus on developing social skills, learning the importance of routines and in some cases speech or OT activities.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Dramatic Play / Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a wonderful way for your child to discover what school is like and to have fun while learning new things. In this exciting new community, children’s natural curiosity and eagerness to learn are structured through organized activities and purposeful play. Your child will interact, imagine, experiment and explore to add to their knowledge, learn new skills and practice what they’ve learned.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Dramatic Play / Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Grade 1

Grade 1 is the start of an exciting journey. All Grade 1 students in Alberta take eight required subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. Some schools may offer additional optional subjects.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Dramatic Play / Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Grade 2

Grade 2 students take eight required subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. Some schools may offer additional optional subjects.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Dramatic Play / Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Grade 3

Grade 3 students take eight required subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. Some schools may offer additional optional subjects.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Dramatic Play / Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Grade 4

Gears, multiplication, personal health and the people of Alberta—exciting topics for exploration! Grade 4 students take eight required subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. Some schools may offer additional optional subjects.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Cross-Curricular Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Grade 5

What can I learn from others who see things differently? In Grade 5, students take eight required subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. Some schools may offer additional optional subjects.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Cross-Curricular Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Grade 6

I take responsibility for myself. Grade 6 prepares students for the independence and challenge of junior high school. Students take eight required subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. Some schools may offer additional optional subjects.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Cross-Curricular Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Grade 7

Grade 7 is exciting and challenging. Students in Grade 7 take six required subjects: English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. Additional optional subjects are also offered.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Cross-Curricular Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Grade 8

Grade 8 students take six required subjects to learn more about themselves and the world: English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. Exciting optional subjects are also available.

 

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Cross-Curricular Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Grade 9

To prepare for high school, Grade 9 students are required to take six subjects: English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. They can choose from additional optional subjects to round out their curriculum.

 

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Cross-Curricular Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

High School (10-12)

Gears, multiplication, personal health and the people of Alberta—exciting topics for exploration! Grade 4 students take eight required subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. Some schools may offer additional optional subjects.

COMING SOON – EDUCATOR RESOURCES THAT ALIGN WITH THE CURRENT ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Cross-Curricular Projects | Individual Curricular Activities

Vwacademy’s faculty + Parent information

Parents & Caregivers

The key to student success is open communication between home and school; learn how you can help your child study or complete homework.

Faculty

Professional development is the key to lifelong learning.

Your Virtual Educator

General Info

Main Educator: Stefanie van Wyngaard

Grade Levels: Pre-K to Grade 12

*Montessori trained

*FSL

 

VAN WYNGAARD Academy is led by Stefanie van Wyngaard. After completing her Bachelor of Education through the University of Alberta’s partnership program – Teacher Education North (T. E. N.) – at the Grande Prairie Regional College in 2010; she was quickly hired into the Grande Prairie Public School Division. Subsequently, she was the superintendent’s choice for receiving the Edwin Parr: Excellence in First Year Teaching Award and also received an Exemplary Staff Award within the first few years of her career.

She completed an accelerated Masters of Education with a focus in Teacher Leadership by 2016 and dedicated time to classroom action research on the topic of Project-based learning.

She transformed her classroom and curriculum to reflect the 21st century values of collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.

Students were engaged, built independence and challenged their personal learning goals with hands-on projects which spanned Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Health, Art and even Music simultaneously! This also allowed her to transform her classroom into a more open, flexible and active learning environment where alternative “seating” (or kneeling, or standing or lounging) options are given to students to meet their individual learning needs and promote collaboration.

Stefanie has enjoyed sharing her passion for teaching through a multitude of public speaking events to administrators, teachers, student teachers and parents alike! She has continued to develop professionally by, most recently, obtaining her Montessori Lower and Upper Elementary Diplomas through the North American Montessori Center (NAMC).

She also keeps herself busy spending time with her husband & 1 year old daughter Henley; as well as exploring her personal hobbies of the ukulele and the French language.

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

“He (student) has told me that school is his happy place and that this has honestly been the best year he has ever had at school”

– Former elementary family

“I want to thank you for being such a great loving teacher and person. You are such a perfect example for her (student) to look up to.”

– Former elementary family

“Thanks for being so amazing and such a raving fan of all your ‘kids’ (students). We adore you and all of the extras you do, it does not go unnoticed. Thank you!”

– Former elementary family

 “I know he (student) was totally thankful for having you as his teacher. Thank you for all the hard work you have done and making memories for him that will always be treasured and never forgotten”

– Former elementary family

“You have worked so hard to accomodate your classroom, assignments and instruction to help each student succeed. They will move on with so many great learning skills!”

– Former elementary family

“Thanks for being such an advocate for (student); he wouldn’t have built such a passion for school this year if it weren’t for you.”

– Former elementary family

# of Kids loved aka Taught

Class Communities Created

Tutoring Clients

Website Established

Get In Touch

Location: Available EVERYWHERE!

Telephone: (780) 978-0575

Email: s16gaard@gmail.com

Office Hours: M-F: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

S/S: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm