Our Kids logo
Alberta Private Schools
Find the best schools at

  • Meet with top-ranked schools
  • Speak with school leaders and admission directors
  • Get feedback from current students and parents.

Whether you’re 99% sure of your school choice, or just starting out, parents agree attending the Expo saved them time and provided the answers they were looking for.

There is no time to wait! Get 50% tickets today.

First Name: required
Email: Valid email required
Confirm Email: Valid email required
Expo Location: required
×

Alberta Private Schools

Find Alberta schools listed below.

Find a list of schools  

Our Kids lists numerous schools from across Alberta, including in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer. There are several private and independent options in these cities, including Montessori, boarding, Christian, Waldorf, traditional, preschoolsspecial needs schools, and others.

Considering private school?
Meet face-to-face with top private schools at the Private School Expo in your city. RSVP for 50% off tickets.


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.

Private School Expos
FIND PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Advertisement

Five steps to finding
the perfect school


Start here

List of Alberta Private Schools

School Expo Exhibitor
FILTERS:
 
  •  
    School NameTypePaceCost

    Foothills Academy (est. 1979)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 3 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (288 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$15,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15300

    Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (400 students)
    Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Three years old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds welcome. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Liberal Arts
    Student-paced$12,200 to $14,300Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay12200

    River Valley School (est. 1983)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (325 students)
    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    Standard-enriched$7,400 to $13,100Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day7400

    Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)

    • Foothills, Alberta
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (55 students)
    An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders. Bursary programs available to qualified applicants. JK to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$8,925 to $10,750Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day8925

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (est. 1905)

    • Okotoks, Alberta
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (675 students)
    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is an independent, private coeducational day school for Grades K-12 close to Calgary, AB. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$18,780 to $21,660Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day18780

    Rundle College (est. 1985)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1080 students)
    Rundle College is a university preparatory school from Kindergarten-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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$11,900 to $16,300Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day11900

    Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (780 students)
    Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$10,810 to $12,720Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10810

    North Point School For Boys (est. 2014)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • K to 9 Boys
    • Day school (60 students)
    North Point provides a program for boys that is a fundamental re-thinking of how a classroom operates. We design environments and experiences that are specifically geared to challenge and engage boys. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$7,000 to $12,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Day7000

    Delta West Academy (est. 1993)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Accomplished, confident and innovative - adjectives that describe not only our programs but more importantly, our students. Developing critical thinking, creative problem solving and academic excellence for everyone. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$9,900 to $17,550Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9900

    Prairie Christian Academy (est. 1938)

    • Three Hills, Alberta
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (230 students)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$325 to $24,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day325

    The Third Academy (est. 1997)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    Third Academy is Calgary's school for special needs and gifted education. The school teaches what students need, the way they need it and never loses sight of well-rounded learning. Click to learn more. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$10,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10000

    Progressive Academy (est. 1983)

    • Edmonton, Alberta
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Progressive Academy offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Edmonton, Alberta. Students are not restricted to their grade level, but encouraged to work ahead. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$8,100 to $16,400Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day8100

    Montessori Alberta

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to K Coed
    • Day school (60 students)
    Montessori Alberta is a Montessori pre-school/kindergarten for 3 to 6 year old children located in a bright and spacious facility with easy access to downtown Calgary. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$3,950 to $6,250Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day3950

    Bearspaw Christian School (est. 1998)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (635 students)
    As a leader in Christian Education in Canada, Bearspaw Christian School offers a fully-integrated discipleship-infused education in Calgary. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$2,210 to $6,885Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day2210

    West Island College (est. 1982)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (550 students)
    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$15,650 to $20,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15650

    Glenmore Christian Academy (est. 1980)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • JK to 9 Coed
    • Day school (846 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$2,650 to $6,260Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day2650

    V.I.K. Academy Ltd

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to K Coed
    • Day school (44 students)
    V.I.K. Academy offers French Immersion programs from Preschool to Kindergarten. It offers small group sizes, large bright spaces, meals & snacks are included, and has two fenced yards with a brand new playground. [View profile]
      Standard-enriched$5,000 to $10,000Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day5000

      Edge School (est. 1999)

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • K to 12 Coed
      • Day school (320 students)
      At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs. [View profile]
      School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$15,600 to $16,640Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15600

      Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • JK to 12 Coed
      • Day school (90 students)
      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]
      School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
      • Progressive
      Student-paced$9,000 to $13,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9000

      Latest Articles


      October 13, 2017
      Dyslexia: symptoms and support
      Common signs of dyslexia and strategies for success

      October 4, 2017
      Private schools with life skills programs
      Life skills programs for teenagers and young adults

      September 14, 2017
      Christian versus Catholic schools
      Comparing Christian and Catholic schools in Canada

      September 12, 2017
      The Our Kids Guide to STEM
      Extended learning in science, technology, engineering, and math

      August 31, 2017
      Montessori vs. Reggio Emilia schools
      Comparing Montessori and Reggio Emilia schools in Canada