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Prairies Private Schools

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 per cent 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 per cent 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 per cent 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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List of Schools in Prairie Provinces

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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
Day
$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
Day
$2,460 to $5,825
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Luther College High School

1500 Royal Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4T 5A5
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.
Traditional / Academic,
Day & Boarding
$5,280 to $22,685
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Prairie Christian Academy

330 4th Avenue North, Three Hills, Alberta, T0M 2A0
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.
Faith Based, Alternative
Day & Boarding
$880 to $23,995
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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,
Day
$8,300 to $14,500
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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
Day
$2,000 to $10,000
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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
Day
$8,500 to $9,500
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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,
Day
$14,000
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Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

P.O. Box 100, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, S0G 5E0
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan offers grades 9 to 12, with 50 day and 275 boarding students, and an average class size of 16.
Traditional / Academic,
Day & Boarding
$17,500 to $36,562
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Progressive Academy

13212 106 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1A3
Progressive Academy offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Edmonton. Its average class size is 12 to 16 students.
Traditional / Academic, Alternative
Day
$7,500 to $9,000
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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.
Alternative
Day
$8,900 to $16,000
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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
Day
$5,700 to $11,900
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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
Day
$6,000 to $11,800
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St. John's-Ravenscourt School

400 South Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 3K5
St. John's-Ravenscourt School offers programs from kindergarten to grade 12 in Winnipeg. Its average class size is 20 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day & Boarding
$13,890 to $45,130
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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
Day
$11,300 to $13,000
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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
Day
$16,650 to $19,530
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