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, 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 Emilia, special needs, Christian, preschool, gifted, AP, and IB. These schools have wide-ranging costs, from as low as $3000 per year.
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:
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.
Learn more from the private schools listed below.
West Island College (est. 1982)
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]
|$15,650 to $20,200||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||15650|
Calgary Academy & Calgary Collegiate (est. 1981)
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]
|$12,010 to $18,885||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||12010|
Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)
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]
|$12,200 to $14,300||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay||12200|
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (est. 1905)
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is an independent, private coeducational day school for Grades K-12 close to Calgary, AB. [View profile]
|$15,000 to $22,285||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||15000|
Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)
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]
|$9,000 to $13,000||Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||9000|
Edge School (est. 1999)
At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs. [View profile]
|$13,000 to $18,270||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||13000|
Glenmore Christian Academy (est. 1980)
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]
|$2,650 to $6,260||Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||2650|
North Point School For Boys (est. 2014)
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]
|$7,000 to $12,000||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Day||7000|
Foothills Academy (est. 1979)
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]
|$15,300||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||15300|
Delta West Academy (est. 1993)
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]
|$9,900 to $17,550||Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||9900|
The Third Academy (est. 1997)
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]
|$10,000||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||10000|
Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)
Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students. [View profile]
|$10,810 to $12,720||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||10810|
Rundle College (est. 1985)
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]
|$11,900 to $16,300||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||11900|
River Valley School (est. 1983)
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]
|$7,400 to $13,100||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day||7400|