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Prairie Private Schools

Prairie Private Schools

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Private Schools in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.



Private and independent schools vary greatly across the prairies. There is everything from small rural faith-based schools to an academy in the Canadian Rockies geared to elite athletes seeking adventures in snowboarding and backcountry skiing. There are a multitude of choices along the continuum, whether parents are seeking enriched academics, religious instruction or other alternative education programs.

There is also diversity as far as the guidelines and regulations that impact private and independent schools in these provinces.

Private schools in Alberta have been officially recognized since 1946 and have received some form of public funding since 1967. About 25,000 students attend private and independent schools in Alberta or about 4.6 per cent of the province's students (According to Measuring Choice and Competition in Canadian Education, a report released by the Fraser Institute in February, 2014). The majority of students enrolled in private and independent schools in Alberta attend a denominational school. Seventy percent go to religious schools, including Hebrew, Mennonite, Muslim, Christian and various other denominations. The other 30 per cent of students in Alberta's private and independent schools are enrolled in programs that focus on enriched academics or alternative programs, including First Nations, Montessori, Waldorf or those catering to students with special needs.

Alberta's Department of Education website states that it "recognizes that parents have a choice as to how and where education is provided to their children". To ensure students have access to a certain level of instruction, private and independent schools receiving provincial grants in Alberta must meet provincial curriculum guidelines and other requirements. Alberta's accredited private and independent schools receive 60 percent of the basic instruction per-pupil grant given to public and separate schools. Extra funding is also available to them for special needs students, materials and transportation costs. The vast majority of private and independents schools operating in Alberta have provincial accreditation.

In Saskatchewan, the provincial government provides partial funding, as of the 2011-12 school year. In order to receive funding, independent schools must meet certain criteria: follow provincial curriculum and policies, employ only certified teachers, and take part in student assessments and inspections (among other conditions). Meeting these criteria entitles schools to receive half of the per-student average provincial funding. Read the announcement as covered on our blog: Saskatchewan announces private school funding.

Both funded and non-funded independent schools operate in Manitoba. According to Measuring Choice and Competition in Canadian Education, published by the Fraser Institute in February, 2014, enrollment in Manitoba private schools is approximately 7.4% of the total student population.

To receive funding, schools must meet the provincial standard curriculum and hire Manitoba certified teachers. Funded independent schools in Manitoba receive 60 percent of the basic public school per-pupil grant. Manitoba private and independent schools classified as non-funded still receive an annual grant of $50 per student annually for textbooks.

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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. K to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
$8,925 to $10,750


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8925

Calgary Academy & Calgary Collegiate (est. 1981)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (510 students)
Our school has two programs: Academy, for students with learning difficulties who have yet to consistently perform at grade level, and Collegiate, for students at or above grade level and looking for new challenges. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Traditional
$12,010 to $18,885


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12010

Clear Water Academy (est. 1994)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (440 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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Liberal Arts
$6,775 to $20,000


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 6775

North Point School For Boys (est. 2014)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • K to 9 Boys
  • Day school (65 students)
North Point taps into the natural curiosity and energy of boys as a foundation for life-long learning. A strong academic program is just the beginning - we fuel motivation through real-life learning, digital platforms... [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
$7,000 to $12,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys 7000

Briercrest Christian Academy (est. 1946)  

  • Caronport, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (85 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
BCA combines a private Christian school experience with the best of public education and Saskatchewan curriculum. Our small school shares facilities with Briercrest College and Seminary on a campus of 900 students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Traditional
$3,075 to $32,155

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HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 3075

Progressive Academy (est. 1983)  

  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Progressive Academy's programs inspire students from preschool to grade 12 in Edmonton, Alberta. Wonderful faculty, wide range of experiential opportunities and high expectations ignite a desire to learn. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$8,550 to $9,750


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8550

Rosthern Junior College (est. 1905)  

  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (3 students)
  • Day school (36 students)
  • Boarding school (38 students)
RJC offers a program of academic excellence for students in grades 10-12 from any faith or culture. Students are challenged to serve, teach and learn, encourage, share, lead and above all offer each other mercy and love. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$7,435 to $25,350

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• User reviews (7)
Homestay Day Boarding Coed 7435

Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS 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
$9,000 to $13,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9000

Edge School (est. 1999)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (310 students)
At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$13,000 to $18,270


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13000

Montessori School of Calgary   

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
The Montessori School of Calgary offers a preschool through Grade 6 program led by experienced guides and teachers who support each child with trust, respect, and proven academic success. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Montessori
$8,280 to $13,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8280

Foothills Academy (est. 1979)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 3 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (289 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
$15,300


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15300

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
$9,900 to $17,550


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9900

Glenmore Christian Academy (est. 1980)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 Coed
  • Day school (919 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


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 2650

West Island College (est. 1982)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (575 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
$16,120 to $21,120


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16120

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1920)  

  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (275 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
Notre Dame is a private, independent co-educational high school with an exceptional educational & boarding experience with a balance of strong academic, athletic and spiritual growth in a safe & caring prairie community. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$10,100 to $49,900


HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 10100

River Valley School (est. 1983)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
River Valley is an inclusive independent school in the heart of NW Calgary that provides exceptional education for 3-year-olds to grade 6 students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
  • Waldorf
$7,830 to $13,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7830

Luther College High School (est. 1913)  

  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (100 students)
  • Day school (355 students)
Luther students, from many different social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of a tightly woven community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$7,550 to $32,310

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• User reviews (3)
HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 7550

Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (780 students)
Calgary French & International School graduates will be active global citizens with a foundation for life-long success, and our school will be the leader in French immersion and international education. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$7,490 to $14,310

User
reviews (1)

• User reviews (1)
Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7490

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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$15,450 to $22,930


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15450

Third Academy (est. 1997)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (450 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]
  • Progressive
$10,000 to $15,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

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
$12,300 to $17,625


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12300

Bearspaw Christian School (est. 1998)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (700 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


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 2400

Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (AB) (est. 2000)  

  • Red Deer Area, Alberta
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (1 students)
Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$1 /program


MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed 1

Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (375 students)
  • Homestay school (10 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
  • Traditional
$12,700 to $14,350

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 12700

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