180 Huntmar is the official New Home for Kanata Academy

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On Wednesday June 1st I had the pleasure to participate in the official sod/gravel turning for the new home of the Kanata Academy (KA) private school at 180 Huntmar. The school had previously been situated in the Beaverbrook Mall located in Kanata-South.
Principal Shannon Rattray along with her husband and partner Dr. Kevin Rattray purchased the KA in 2011. With their student demands and population increasing, the school was quickly outgrowing its location and needed to find a new home.
KA was originally established in the late 1990’s. With its 26 years of history, the owners do not have any plans to change the name of the academy but have expressed a keen interest in working closely with the Stittsville community to ensure that its location and commitment to residents is strong.
Currently the Kanata Academy offers pre-school to grade eight programs. The new facility will enable the addition of high school grades, with grade nine being added this fall and 10-12 moving forward. The new facility will have a mini-soccer field at the rear.
The KA hopes to open their doors for the September 2016 school year. The Kanata Academy follows the curriculum set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education.