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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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    Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • JK 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
    Student-paced$9,000 to $13,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9000

    River Valley School (est. 1983)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to 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. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    Standard-enriched$7,400 to $13,100Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day7400

    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]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$18,780 to $21,660Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day18780

    Luther College High School (est. 1913)  

    • Regina, Saskatchewan
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (361 students)
    • Boarding school (92 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
    Standard-enriched$7,050 to $29,560HighSchools Coed Boarding Day7050

    West Island College (est. 1982)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 7 to 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 [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$15,650 to $20,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15650

    The Third Academy (est. 1997)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (150 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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$10,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10000

    Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (780 students)
    Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$10,810 to $12,720Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10810

    Caronport High School (Briercrest) (est. 1946)  

    • Caronport, Saskatchewan
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (90 students)
    • Boarding school (50 students)
    CHS 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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$3,216 to $31,538HighSchools Coed Boarding Day3216

    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
    Standard-enriched$9,900 to $17,550Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9900

    LCBI High School (est. 1911)  

    • Outlook, Saskatchewan
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (65 students)
    LCBI provides a high quality education for youth, helping them discover their gifts, develop their full potential as inquiring, knowledgeable and caring members of the family of God. “We Would See Jesus” John 12:21 [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$5,000 to $22,720HighSchools Coed Boarding Day5000

    Calgary Academy & Calgary Collegiate (est. 1981)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 2 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (500 students)
    Calgary Academy is a school for children that may benefit from a different kind of learning environment. We offer a program for students with learning difficulties as well as a traditional academic program. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$12,010 to $18,885MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day12010

    North Point School For Boys (est. 2014)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • K to 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. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$7,000 to $12,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Day7000

    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
    Standard-enriched$11,900 to $16,300Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day11900

    Progressive Academy (est. 1983)  

    • Edmonton, Alberta
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Progressive Academy offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Edmonton, Alberta. Students are not restricted to their grade level, but encouraged to work ahead. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$8,100 to $16,400Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day8100

    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. JK to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$8,925 to $10,750Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day8925

    Foothills Academy (est. 1979)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 3 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (288 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
    Standard-enriched$15,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15300

    Edge School (est. 1999)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (320 students)
    At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$13,000 to $18,270Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day13000

    Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (400 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
    • Liberal Arts
    Student-paced$12,200 to $14,300Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay12200

    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1920)  

    • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (50 students)
    • Boarding school (275 students)
    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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$10,100 to $49,900HighSchools Coed Boarding Day10100

    Glenmore Christian Academy (est. 1980)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • JK to 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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$2,650 to $6,260Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day2650

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