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Alberta Private Schools

Alberta Private Schools

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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.

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List of Alberta Private Schools


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  • Cost
  • Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  700 - 77th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 5R1

    • Progressive, Language-based
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    $10,810 to $12,720/year
    Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    Day Coed 10810 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Calgary

    Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  4099 Garrison Blvd SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6G2
    (Garrison Blvd SW / 33 Ave SW)

    • Traditional
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    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.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    $11,400 to $13,400/year
    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.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    Day Coed 11400 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Calgary

    Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  201-2451 Dieppe Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7K1
    (Crowchild Trail / Flanders Ave)

    • Progressive, Gifted
    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    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.  

    $9,000 to $13,000/year
    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.

    Day Coed 9000 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Calgary

    Delta West Academy (est. 1993)  414 11 A Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 4P3

    • Traditional
    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    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.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    $9,900 to $17,550/year
    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.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    Day Coed 9900 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Calgary

    Edge School (est. 1999)  33055 Township Road 250, Calgary, Alberta, T3Z 1L4

    • Traditional, Alternative
    • 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs.  

    $15,600 to $16,640/year
    At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs.

    Day Coed 15600 9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Calgary

    Foothills Academy (est. 1979)  745 37th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4T1

    • Traditional
    • 3 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    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.  

    $15,000/year
    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.

    Day Coed 15000 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Calgary

    Glenmore Christian Academy (est. 1980)  16520 - 24th Street Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 4W2
    (162 Ave SW / 24 St SW)

    • Traditional, Faith-based
    • K to 9 (Coed)
    • Day
    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.  

    $2,650 to $6,260/year
    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.

    Day Coed 2650 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14, Calgary

    Prairie Christian Academy (est. 1938)  1025 4 Street North, Box 68, Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0
    (2nd Street North / 5th Ave North)

    • Traditional, International Baccalaureate
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day & Boarding
    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.  

    $325 to $24,500/year
    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.

    Day & Boarding Coed 325 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Three Hills

    Progressive Academy (est. 1983)  13212 106 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1A3

    • Progressive, Alternative
    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    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.  

    $8,100 to $16,400/year
    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.

    Day Coed 8100 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Edmonton

    River Valley School (est. 1983)  3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
    (Bowness Rd NW / Bow Crescent NW)

    • Progressive, Montessori
    • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
    • Day
    RVS offers programs for the Early Learning & Elementary years in Progressive, Montessori & Arrowsmith environments. Specialists teach fine arts, physical education and French language.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    $7,400 to $13,100/year
    RVS offers programs for the Early Learning & Elementary years in Progressive, Montessori & Arrowsmith environments. Specialists teach fine arts, physical education and French language.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    Day Coed 7400 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, Calgary

    Rundle College (est. 1985)  Business Office - 4411 Manitoba Road, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4B9

    • Traditional
    • K to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    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.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    $11,300 to $15,500/year
    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.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    Day Coed 11300 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Calgary

    School of Alberta Ballet (est. 1992)  906 – 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 1K7
    (12 Ave SW / 8 St SW)

    • Liberal Arts, Arts-intensive
    • 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day & Boarding
    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.  

    $15,250 to $36,200/year
    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.

    Day & Boarding Coed 15250 10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Calgary,Edmonton

    West Island College (est. 1982)  7410 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1M5
    (Blackfoot Trail S.E / Glenmore Trail)

    • Traditional, Language-based
    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    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  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    $15,200 to $20,200/year
    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

    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

    Day Coed 15200 12,13,14,15,16,17, Calgary