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Lycée Louis Pasteur
Lycée Louis Pasteur
4099 Garrison Blvd SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6G2
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Lycée Louis Pasteur

Lycée Louis Pasteur

4099 Garrison Blvd SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6G2

Liberal Arts
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 12 (Coed)
$11,400 to 13,400/year
Main Language:
English & French
Avg. Class Size:
Day: 400 (Gr. PS - 12), Homestay: Varies (Gr. 9 - 12)

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School Address
4099 Garrison Blvd SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6G2

About this school:

Lycée Louis Pasteur is a non-denominational bilingual private school offering full-time programs from 3 years old to Grade 12. We are the only school in Calgary accredited by both the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education. French is taught by native French speakers allowing children to adopt ideal pronunciation and intonation. Our Intensive French Program is unique in Calgary and allows us to welcome Grade 1-5 students who have no prior exposure to French. Spanish is also offered beginning in Grade 6.


Curriculum Liberal Arts

Primary Curriculum: Liberal Arts

What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: Lycée Louis Pasteur encourages students to develop an appreciation for learning while also nurturing their intellectual, emotional, social and physical potential. We teach a core set of academic skills and offer an enriched curriculum, including the French curriculum and Spanish from Grade 6 onwards. Assessment is primarily based on testing and an emphasis is placed on knowledge acquisition and theoretical and academic learning, but the real focus is on cultivating the intellect of our students.

  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  

    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.

    Early Reading
    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  

    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Traditional

      In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  

    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    Social Studies Thematic

      The Thematic approach organizes the curriculum around certain themes or cultural universals. Students might spend time focused on food. Then they might focus on transportation or government, and so on.
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  

    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  

    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   12
    • Languages Offered: • French • Spanish • ESL

    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  

    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  

    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    • LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR 's approach to sex-ed: This information is not currently available.

    Religious Education
    • Religious Curriculum (percentage)

      We have no compulsory religion courses
      Up to 25% of our courses are religious courses
      More than 25% of our courses are religion courses
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    Preschool/K Curriculum Academic

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

    What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: Lycée Louis Pasteur offers a full-time Maternelle program for children aged 3 to 5. The Maternelle program is more than a daycare: it is the first step in learning. Through games, discovery, artistic activities and a range of diverse exercises, children learn to express themselves, they acquire a broader vocabulary and discover the written word. The main goal of the Maternelle program is for the child to acquire rich, organized language and to be understood by others and prepares them for the next step in their education.

    Curriculum Pace Student-paced

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.

    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.

    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Intellectual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: Lycée Louis Pasteur seeks to provide a challenging and stimulating bilingual education within a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. We seek to develop responsible, dynamic citizens, capable of playing an important role in the future of the world.

    Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

    Mild difficulties

    LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR can provide support for mild disablities. LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR does NOT provide specialized support for moderate-to-severe learning disabilities, developmental disabililties, behavioural/emotional disorders, or physical disabilities.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Extra support

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.



    This information is not currently available.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Ice Hockey
      Track & Field
      Field Hockey
      Martial Arts
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Audiovisual Club
      Chess Club
      Computer Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Poetry/Literature club
      Science Club

    Tuition & Financial Aid




    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    3rd child (sibling)Day$500

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 400
    Average enrollment per grade25
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.



    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview1 - 12
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    Homestay students:

    What LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student Lycée Louis Pasteur is looking for: This information is not currently available.

    Day Homestay

    Student Entry Points

    Student TypePSJKSK123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    Homestay Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)

    University Placement

    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class sizeN/A
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)

    Stories & Testimonials


    « How it feels to be part of the Lycée community »

    In the ten years she has been a student, Chloé Ligier has dived into the wide range of programs and experiences offered by the Lycée Louis Pasteur.

    A challenging dual French and Albertan curriculum

    The youngest child of a family of five with a French dad and Canadian mom, Chloé loves the small class sizes at the Lycée and, in her words, the teachers who “do their utmost not to leave anyone in the dust”. She recognizes the high standards of the dual French and Albertan curriculum at the Lycée and how they help her to push and challenge herself, with particular reference to her baccalaureate program and its supervised project work.  Chloe relishes the bonds and kinships that are formed at the Lycée and has chosen to remain a long term student – much to the delight of her parents!

    Like her two older sisters who attended the Lycée before her, Chloé has worked hard on both her French and English since kindergarten, or what is known as Grande Section in the Lycée’s Maternelle program. She confided that French became much easier after grade 6 when she felt that more students arrived from France and she began to make lots of French friends and speak their language with them socially.

    A strong third language made fun with exchange programs

    While Chloé started Spanish classes in grade 6 with her classmates, she really wanted practice beyond her classroom setting. You can imagine how thrilled she was when the Lycée Louis Pasteur signed an exchange program convention with the Lycée Français d'Alicante Pierre-Deschamps (LFA) in Spain! In the fall trimester of 2013, an exchange student came to Calgary to stay with the Ligier family and attended the Lycée with Chloé. In January 2014, it was Chloé’s turn to travel to Alicante where she stayed with her exchange family, who live just 15 minutes’ drive from the LFA. Her host family was really easy to get along with and even took her on trips to Madrid and Cordoba. They spoke exclusively in Spanish and Chloé found her language skills improving by leaps and bounds. She still gets in touch her new Spanish family, as well as a school friend, on birthdays and special holidays.


    She treasures friendships with students from different places and makes the most of the lively multicultural debate in classes because she believes they foster open-mindedness. She has had a chance to meet students from countries including Colombia who study at the LLP for a year through its homestay program, and still touches base with several friends from the institution who have returned to their home countries over the years.


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    All grade 9 students were successful in the Brevet while all grade 12 students obtained their French Baccalaureate. ...


    • Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE) Associations
    • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
    • Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta (AISCA) Associations

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