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Lycée Louis Pasteur

Considering a French education for your child? Lycée Louis Pasteur welcomes children 3 years old to Grade 12 and is the only school in Calgary to offer both the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula.

Calgary Private Schools

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Calgary, a city rich with nature, culture, and fantastic urban life, offers a variety of excellent local private schools. In addition to Calgary proper, we also list private schools in Okotoks. You will notice numerous types of schools, including boarding, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilialanguage-immersion, Christian, preschoolgifted, AP, and IB. These schools and preschools and have wide-ranging costs, from as low as $3000 per year.

Searching for a Calgary private school

When searching for a private school in Calgary, you should check to see if the school is registered with and respected by the Alberta Board of Education. Be sure to use all the online research tools you can find and to verify a school's accreditation. You may also use Our Kids' resources, such as virtual tours of some of Calgary's private schools and guides on how to choose the right school for your kid.

During your research process, you should consult myriad unique sources to learn about the reputation of the school and find out if they can give you references. Talk to a school's teachers, students, and their parents. Be sure you fully comprehend the system of Alberta's private schools.

Some things to consider when checking out private schools:

  • Visit more than one private school. Indeed, many of Calgary's schools have varying educational philosophies, so one school may be quite different than the last one that you visited. Compare and contrast the schools that you toured.
  • Request references from other parents.
  • Meeting face-to-face with some teachers and administrators could be extremely useful and telling. Ask general questions that will allow them to discuss their level of commitment and their philosophies. Do they offer extra-help? If so, how often are extra-help sessions? How involved are they in extracurricular activities? What do they think is the most challenging and/or most rewarding part of being a teacher?

Affording private schools

The province of Alberta might help you reduce the expense of your child's private school education by providing schools that meet a specific criterion with provincial grants. Click here to read more about Alberta Education's private schools grant system.

Furthermore, many of Calgary's private schools themselves will assist you in funding your child's education through scholarships and bursaries. The former refers to merit-based payments that your child may earn through great marks, an extremely successful entrance examination, outstanding community involvement, or remarkable achievements in a particular area, such as arts or athletics. In contrast, bursaries are a form of financial aid that a school pays based on your needs. Whether you are applying for scholarships or for bursaries, you ought to do so early, as schools typically have strict application deadlines.

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List of Calgary Private Schools


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

    • Preschool to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (400 students)
    • Homestay school
    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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Liberal Arts
    • Student- paced
    • French immersion
    $12,200 to $14,300 /year
    Day Homestay Coed 12200 2-17 Calgary

    Rundle College (est. 1985)   Business Office - 7379 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3W5

    • K to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $11,900 to $16,300 /year
    Day Coed 11900 5-17 Calgary

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

    • K to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (320 students)
    At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Sports-intensive
    $15,600 to $16,640 /year
    Day Coed 15600 5-17 Calgary

    Montessori Alberta   1407 7th Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 0Z3
    (7th Avenue NW / 14st Street NW)

    • Preschool 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.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $3,250 to $4,500 /year
    Day Coed 3250 2-5 Calgary

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

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,900 to $17,550 /year
    Day Coed 9900 3-17 Calgary

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

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 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  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • French immersion
    $15,650 to $20,200 /year
    Day Coed 15650 12-17 Calgary

    River Valley School (est. 1983)   6305 33 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 1K8

    • Preschool to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    • Standard- enriched
    $7,400 to $13,100 /year
    Day Coed 7400 2-11 Calgary

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

    • Preschool to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (800 students)
    Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    • French immersion
    $10,810 to $12,720 /year
    Day Coed 10810 2-17 Calgary

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (est. 1905)   RR 2, Okotoks, Alberta, T1S 1A2
    (Range Road 12 / 306 Ave W)

    • Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (670 students)
    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is an independent, private coeducational day school for Grades K-12 close to Calgary, AB.  
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $18,780 to $21,660 /year
    Day Coed 18780 5-17 Okotoks

    Bearspaw Christian School (est. 1998)   15001 - 69 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3R 1C5
    (144 Avenue NW / 69 Street NW)

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    • Sports-intensive
    $2,210 to $6,885 /year
    Day Coed 2210 3-17 Calgary

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

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $2,650 to $6,260 /year
    Day Coed 2650 3-14 Calgary

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

    • Gr. 3 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (285 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Special needs
    $15,000 /year
    Day Coed 15000 8-17 Calgary

    North Point School For Boys (est. 2014)   2445 23rd Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0W3
    (17th Ave SW / Richmond Road SW)

    • K to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    $7,000 to $12,000 /year
    Day Boys 7000 5-14 Calgary

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

    • JK to Gr. 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    $9,000 to $13,000 /year
    Day Coed 9000 3-17 Calgary

    V.I.K. Academy Ltd   15426 Bannister Rd SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2X 2X7
    (Bannister Rd SE / Midlake Blvd SE)

    • Preschool 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.  
    • Standard- enriched
    $5,000 to $10,000 /year
    Day Coed 5000 2-5 Calgary

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