About Us

Capstone Engineering Academy at a Glance

Capstone Engineering Academy is a non-profit private school located in Calgary, Alberta. We focus on growing our student’s skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through hands on project work where they are challenged to design, build, and innovate.

  • Alberta Education curriculum
  • Small class sizes
  • Hands on learning

Capstone Engineering Academy is a hands-on education facility which was founded in 2014. Located in Calgary, Capstone Engineering Academy is a safe and collaborative space where students can discover science, engineering and technology long before they leave high school. The Lab of Discovery weaves creativity and innovation through learning what are typically regarded as “the tough subjects”. Capstone Engineering Academy programs teach young people to build STEM skills by applying ingenuity, creative thinking and problem solving to tough engineering challenges.

Our School

Capstone Engineering Academy follows the traditional CBE calendar. There are 184 days in our school calendar with plenty of lessons, labs, activities and field trips. We are opening up our registration to grades 5 – 9.

The school will follow the Alberta curriculum and add advanced classes with the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects focusing on experiential learning, critical design thinking, and problem solving.

Capstone Engineering Academy provides a one-of-a-kind transformative approach to learning. Capstone’s curriculum incorporates advanced STEM learning using critical design thinking, solution based problem solving and new technologies – providing a unique and practical applied STEM education for each student.

The STEM philosophy of continuous learning and global citizenry, is part of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO’s) Futures of Education initiative: “Knowledge and learning are humanity’s greatest renewable resources for responding to challenges and inventing alternatives. Yet, education does more than respond to a changing world. Education transforms the world.” Capstone’s supports this philosophy and encourages students to approach broad ranging hands-on STEM building projects with an inclusive, diverse and challenges-based world focus.


To inspire and empower students as leaders and solution makers.


Share the passion of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through innovative and creative hands-on learning.


Honesty and Integrity – doing the right thing every time.
Quality – providing high quality programs to our community.
Passion for Learning – sharing knowledge and promoting life-long learning.
Inclusiveness – providing a safe and collaborative environment for all.

Principal’s Message

Dear community members,

My name is David Falconer and I’m honoured to have been selected to be the new Principal/Head of School of Capstone Engineering Academy. I look forward to meeting with you and planning together to support your child(ren). My door is always open for parents, students, and colleagues to drop in to get to know one another, plan activities, learn about new ideas and gleam from each other’s experiences.

As a new school year begins and Capstone Engineering Academy continues to grow, I look forward to meeting you, and your children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Our dedicated staff and instructors, including STEM professionals from a wide a variety of industries, bring real world experience to Capstone’s classrooms and the Lab of Discovery. Every instructor models hard and soft 21st skills while share their passion for STEM – all driven by a desire to make a lasting impact in their community, one child at a time. Your child will receive a high quality education while being provided with countless opportunities to explore and discover the person they want to become.

I hope that this message has sparked interest in learning more about Capstone Engineering Academy. On behalf of Capstone Engineering Academy, I welcome you and your child to be a part of our outstanding learning environment.


David Falconer, BEd, MA
Principal/Head of School

If you are excited to join our staff, send your resume to careers@capstoneacad.ca.

Calendar – Important Dates

Capstone Engineering Academy follows the CBE Traditional Calendar. The calendar sets common start and end days, non-instructional days and holidays.

  • February 1, 2022:     Registration begins.
  • July 1, 2022:               Summer holidays begin.
  • August 29, 2022:       School opens
  • September 1, 2022:   First Day of School
  • September 5, 2022:   Labour Day – School closed
  • October 10, 2022:      Thanksgiving Day – School closed

First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Thursday September 1, 2022.  The school office is open to parents starting on August 29, 2022.

Fees and Waivers

School fees will need to be paid in full by the start of the year, September 1, 2022.  Online fee payment is the simplest and most convenient way to pay school fees.

Further Information

Capstone Engineering Academy looks forward to a great year ahead. If you have any questions that we haven’t addressed here, please contact the school.