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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 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

    School NameTypePaceCost

    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

    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$15,650 to $20,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15650

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

    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]
    • Liberal Arts
    Student-paced$12,200 to $14,300Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay12200

    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]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$10,810 to $12,720Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10810

    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]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    Standard-enriched$7,400 to $13,100Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day7400

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

    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]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$9,000 to $13,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9000

    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

    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$15,600 to $16,640Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15600

    Foothills Academy (est. 1979)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 3 to 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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$15,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15000

    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

    V.I.K. Academy Ltd

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS 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. [View profile]
      Standard-enriched$5,000 to $10,000Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day5000

      Bearspaw Christian School (est. 1998)

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • JK to 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. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$2,210 to $6,885Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day2210

      Montessori Alberta

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS 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. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$3,250 to $4,500Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day3250

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