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Alberta Private Schools

Find 14 Alberta schools listed below.

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Our Kids lists numerous schools from across Alberta, with a number of private and independent options, including Montessori, boarding, Christian, Waldorf, traditional, and others.

Finding a private school in Alberta

Be sure that all schools you research are registered with the Alberta Board of Education. Research all the web resources you can find. You can find video tours of some Alberta private schools linked to the profiles below. Learn all you can about the school's reputation and check parent references.

Alberta's private schools, especially private elementary schools, typically score very high on the Fraser Institute's Alberta rankings. In 2011, several private schools scored top spots out of 665 schools. Although the Institute's ranking system is far from perfect, rankings nonetheless are a useful introduction to the quality of private schools in this province.

Registered private schools vs. accredited private schools

Before you choose a private school for your child, you should fully understand Alberta's distinction between registered private schools and accredited private schools.

Registered private schools meet some essential provincial requirements such as code of conduct and property requirements but in most cases, private schools exceed government standards. Private schools offer more parental control in the classroom and schools exert more control over the student body. Graduates of private schools are more likley to feel greater accountability to their education, be better citizens, and score better on aptitude tests than they would at other types of schools.

Alberta's Accredited Private Schools are accredited under section 28(2) of the School Act. This category includes publicly funded private schools that must meet requirements of the province that go beyond basic registration.

In addition, Designated Special Education Private Schools provide special education programs for qualified students. These two latter schools must follow the same standards as public schools in order to get public funding.

One further category is Heritage Language Schools. These are private schools that offer specialized language and cultural instruction. Such schools are not publicly funded, but may be funded under the Credit Enrollment Unit (CEU) funding system of Alberta.

Financial Concerns in Alberta

Alberta's private schools have a broad range in tuition rates, from as low as $5000 per year and up to $50000 or higher. We offer a list of schools that provide you with scholarships and financial aid (i.e. bursaries). Some schools will cover a portion of your child's tuition, while others have scholarships and bursaries that cover 100% of the costs. However, when you are searching for an affordable school, you should be sure to inquire about hidden costs like textbooks, uniforms, and even information technology equipment, such as laptops.

If you are not from Alberta, but are thinking of sending your son or daughter to a school in this nature-filled province, you will be happy to know that Alberta does not have provincial sales taxes.


4099 Garrison Blvd SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6G2

Calgary
LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR - The International French School - offers programs from full-time pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Calgary. Its average class size is 15 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $11,400 to $23,000 per year
700 - 77th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 5R1

Calgary
Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $10,810 to $12,720 per year
#100, 295 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2X 2A8

Calgary
At TCS, we offer excellence in academics in a faith-based learning environment. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Faith-based
  • Sports-intensive
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • $1,949 to $5,018 per year
3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
6305 33 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 1K8

Calgary
RVS offers programs for the Early Learning & Elementary years in Progressive, Montessori & Arrowsmith environments. Specialists teach fine arts, physical education and French language. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $11,200 to $12,000 per year
906 – 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 1K7
10330 84 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 2G9

Calgary
The School of Alberta Ballet in Calgary, AB is a full-time dance and academic training program for students in grades 7 through 12, with a dance only option for those in grades 5 and 6. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • Arts-intensive
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,250 to $36,200 per year
745 37th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4T1

Calgary
Foothills Academy is an independent school for students with diagnosed Learning Disabilities in grades 3 - 12. Small class sizes allow the experienced staff to create a positive learning environment. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,000 per year
201-2451 Dieppe Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7K1

Calgary
Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Gifted
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,000 to $10,000 per year
13212 106 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1A3

Edmonton
Progressive Academy offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Edmonton. Its average class size is 12 to 16 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $7,900 to $9,250 per year
16520 - 24th Street Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 4W2

Calgary
Glenmore Christian Academy (GCA) is a dynamic private school in Calgary with specialist educators in the liberal arts, sciences, fine arts, languages and physical education. Find out how your child can excel at GCA. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Faith-based
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • $2,590 to $6,130 per year
330 4th Avenue North, Box 68, Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0

Three Hills
We offer a distinctive evangelical Christ-centered program that begins in the classroom and extends throughout all aspects of the school community. The school boasts a strong Preschool through Grade 12 program. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Faith-based
  • Alternative
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $900 to $24,500 per year
414 11 A Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 4P3

Calgary
Accomplished, heart-felt and innovative - adjectives that describe not only our programs but more importantly, our students! Developing critical thinking, creative problem solving and greater achievement for everyone. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,700 to $17,200 per year
33055 Township Road 250, Calgary, Alberta, T3Z 1L4

Calgary
At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Sports-intensive
  • Alternative
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,600 to $21,640 per year
Business Office - 4411 Manitoba Road, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4B9

Calgary
Rundle College is a university preparatory school from Preschool-Grade 12 in Calgary, Alberta. Our small class sizes of 12-16 students, gives our students the advantage of and enriched and personalized education. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • $11,300 to $15,500 per year
7410 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1M5

Calgary
West Island College offers post-secondary preparatory programs from grades 7 to 12 in Calgary. It's class size varies from 15 to 25 students. French Immersion is offered alongside the English program [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,000 per year
4099 Garrison Blvd SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6G2
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $11,400 to $23,000 per year
view profile
700 - 77th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 5R1
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $10,810 to $12,720 per year
view profile
#100, 295 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2X 2A8
  • Day
  • Faith-based
  • Sports-intensive
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • $1,949 to $5,018 per year
view profile
3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
6305 33 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 1K8
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $11,200 to $12,000 per year
view profile
906 – 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 1K7
10330 84 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 2G9
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • Arts-intensive
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,250 to $36,200 per year
view profile
745 37th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4T1
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,000 per year
view profile
201-2451 Dieppe Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7K1
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Gifted
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,000 to $10,000 per year
view profile
13212 106 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1A3
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $7,900 to $9,250 per year
view profile
16520 - 24th Street Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 4W2
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Faith-based
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • $2,590 to $6,130 per year
view profile
330 4th Avenue North, Box 68, Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Faith-based
  • Alternative
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $900 to $24,500 per year
view profile
414 11 A Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 4P3
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,700 to $17,200 per year
view profile
33055 Township Road 250, Calgary, Alberta, T3Z 1L4
  • Day
  • Sports-intensive
  • Alternative
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,600 to $21,640 per year
view profile
Business Office - 4411 Manitoba Road, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4B9
  • Day
  • Academic
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • $11,300 to $15,500 per year
view profile
7410 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1M5
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,000 per year
view profile

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