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Calgary Private Schools

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 and 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 extra-curricular 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 criteria 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. 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. Learn more from the private schools listed below.


List of Calgary Schools

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Clear Water Academy

2521 Dieppe Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7J9
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.
Faith Based, Traditional / Academic
$5,700 to $11,900
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West Island College

7410 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1M5
West Island College offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Calgary. Its average class size is 15 to 20 students.
Traditional / Academic,
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Calgary French & International School

700 77th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 5R1
Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students.
Traditional / Academic, Alternative
$9,550 to $16,000
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Glenmore Christian Academy

16520 - 24th Street Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 4W2
Glenmore Christian Academy (GCA) is a dynamic alternative 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.
Alternative, Faith Based
$2,610 to $5,945
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Lycée Louis Pasteur

4099 Garrison Boulevard SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6G2
Lycée Louis Pasteur - The International French School- offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Calgary. Its average class size is 17 students.
Traditional / Academic, Alternative
$11,300 to $13,000
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River Valley School

3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
River Valley School is a montessori school that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade six in Calgary. Its average class size is 14 to 18 students.
Montessori, Traditional / Academic
$6,000 to $11,800
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Rundle College

7375 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3W5
Rundle College offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Calgary. Its average class size is 12 to 16 students.
Traditional / Academic,
$8,300 to $14,500
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Banbury Crossroads School

201-2451 Dieppe Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7K1
We use a student-paced approach with tutorial instruction in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Collaboration within meaningful, trusting relationships enhances learning.
Gifted, Alternative
$8,500 to $9,500
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Delta West Academy

414 11 A Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 4P3
Our connectedness provides a stimulating and interactive learning context to develop critical thinking, creative problem solving and greater achievement.
$8,900 to $16,000
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Mountain View Academy

B4 2452 Battleford Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7K9
Challenging students to think outside the box, create change, be comfortable with their final decision, receive critique and be able to appropriately verbalize their thoughts.
Alternative, Traditional / Academic
$2,000 to $10,000
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Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

RR 2, Okotoks, Alberta, T1S 1A2
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School offers programs from grades one to 12 in Okotoks. Its average class size is 16 to 20 students.
Traditional / Academic
$16,650 to $19,530
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