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Calgary Christian schools

Find the top private Christian schools in Calgary

Private Christian schools in Calgary, Alberta are discussed and listed below. This includes Christian schools in the Downtown West End, Crescent Heights, Mount Royal, Bridgeland, Riverside, Renfrew, Beltline, Eau Claire, and Mayland.

For a more complete guide to Christian schools, including a detailed discussion of curriculum and benefits, check out our Christian school guide.

Table of contents

  1. List of Christian schools in Calgary

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at Calgary Christian schools

  4. Compare Christian schools

  5. Christian private schools in Calgary
  6. Further resources


Christian schools

  • Glenmore Christian Academy
  • Bearspaw Christian School
  • Clear Water Academy

There are lots of private Christian schools in Canada. For instance, there are Christian schools in Toronto, Ontario, Edmonton, and Calgary. These schools vary in terms of their religious curriculum, extracurriculars, and approach to Christian study and Bible study. The schools below reflect this diversity. You can filter them for a wide range of features.

School NameTypeReligious affiliationCost

Glenmore Christian Academy (est. 1980)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (846 students)
Glenmore Christian Academy (GCA) is a private school in Calgary with specialist educators in academics, arts, and athletics. Our mission is to Teach Truth, Inspire Excellence, Experience Christ and Serve through Love. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$2,650 to $6,260

Bearspaw Christian School (est. 1998)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (635 students)
Bearspaw Christian School is proud to be a top choice for Christian families in the Calgary area. BCS offers a fully-integrated discipleship-based education from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$2,400 to $7,450

Clear Water Academy (est. 1994)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (474 students)
Clear Water Academy is a private Catholic school that stands ready to meet and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in Calgary, and exchange students from around the world. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts

Private school expos

Private school expos can be a great way to find out about a school. The Calgary private school expo is one of our biggest. In this expo, you can speak with many private Christian schools, and other private schools—all in the same place. Find a Christian school near you.

Online discussion forum

Another great resource in your school search is the Our Kids parent discussion forum. The forum is an ideal place to discuss options and debate topics related to Christian education.

School nameDateLocation
Clear Water AcademyOctober 04, 2018 9:15 amClear Water Academy
2521 Dieppe Avenue Southwest Calgary Alberta T3E 7J9

The cost of Christian schools in Calgary is, on average, lower than the cost of other private schools in Calgary. It’s also on the lower side of private school tuition in general. In Calgary, the only public Christian schools are Catholic—schools fully funded by the government.

Many schools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. Other schools offer scholarships, which are given based on merit—for instance, in academics or athletics. You can learn more about needs- and merit-based financial aid in our dedicated guide.

Below, you’ll find the range of costs for private Christian schools in Calgary:

Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
Bearspaw Christian School$6,500 to $7,450

 Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
per grade
Glenmore Christian Academy198050%
Bearspaw Christian School1998
Clear Water Academy1994

Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
Glenmore Christian AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous20 to 25Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Bearspaw Christian SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorousNo support
Clear Water AcademyLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 18Withdrawal Assistance



Learning disorders:
 Auditory processing disorder
 Language processing disorder
 Non-verbal learning disorders
 Visual motor deficit
Development disorders:

Behavioural and emotional:
 Troubled teens
 Substance abuse
 Oppositional defiant disorder
 Cystic fibrosis
 Multiple physical

 Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
Glenmore Christian AcademyDay: rollingK - 950%
Bearspaw Christian SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12
Clear Water AcademyOct 4, 2018

Glenmore Christian Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Bearspaw Christian School
Clear Water Academy


 MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
Glenmore Christian AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPragmatismCommunicativeCreative
Bearspaw Christian SchoolWe don't offer Fine Arts
Clear Water Academy

Student council
School newspaper
Radio club
Photograph club
Art club
Dance club
Yoga club
Drama club
Debate club
Chess club
Math club
Science club
Robotics club
Computer club
Environmental club
Outdoor club
Community service
Glenmore Christian Academy
Bearspaw Christian School
Clear Water Academy

Ice Hockey
Track and Field
Glenmore Christian Academy
Bearspaw Christian School
Clear Water Academy

Private Christian schools in Calgary offer kids a great foundation in Christian studies. Kids learn about the bible through close scriptural study. They also learn about traditional Christian values, and how to apply them to their lives, through their behaviour and actions. These schools also tend to offer a very strong secular education.

Calgary is a city on the west coast of Canada. It's the biggest in the province of Alberta. Calgary is a beautiful city located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. It offers its citizens lots of opportunities for cultural advancement. It has a wonderful Centre for Performing Arts, Philharmonic Orchestra, Jubilee Auditorium, and the famous annual Calgary Stampede. Also of note: it hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics.