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Alberta special needs schools

Alberta special needs schools

Find special needs schools in Alberta listed below.

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With a high quality of education and private schools that top school rankings, Alberta is a great province to send your child to a special needs school. Residents in cities such as Calgary and Edmonton may enjoy a lower cost of living without provincial or harmonized sales taxes. As a result, for many parents with special needs children, private or independent schools may be a more affordable option offering invaluable resources that foster children's academic, social and personal success.

How special needs schools foster academic success

Because of small class sizes, teachers can provide individualized attention for each student to ensure that he or she does not fall behind. In addition, staff at special needs schools are trained to deal with a wide range of issues, such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or ADD (attention deficit disorder), Asperger's syndrome (AS), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). While public schools may also have professionally-trained teachers, they may not be able to provide sufficient attention and support for special needs children, since they typically have larger class sizes.

To learn more about special needs school benefits, in Alberta and elsewhere, read our guide.

How special needs programs nurture social skills

Extracurricular activities

Extracurricular programs, such as soccer or chess clubs, allow students with similar interests to learn how to work in a team, get along with others and build friendships.

Supportive learning environment

At many Alberta special needs schools, small class sizes allow education to become a participatory and collaborative process in which all students learn from each other and encourage one another to succeed.

Community atmosphere

Many private or independent special needs schools in Alberta have small enrolment numbers. These schools are small communities where everybody knows each other, rather than large intimidating institutions.

How special needs programs encourage personal success

The combination of academic and social development breeds personal success. Education is not only about getting good grades. It's about being well-rounded and preparing students for life outside the classroom. Indeed, private and independent schools mold individuals with character, emotional intelligence, and the essential life skills needed for future success.

Tips and resources to pay for private school in Alberta

If you are concerned about private school costs, browse our database of scholarships and bursaries and learn the essential tips to help pay for tuition. Investigate the scholarships, bursaries and resources available in the community. For instance, the Prosser Charitable Foundation's Parent's Choice Bursary covers up to $3,500 of tuition annually per student for private schools not funded by any regional school board in the Calgary area.

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List of dedicated Alberta special needs schools


These are dedicated special needs schools in Alberta, where 100% of the students have special needs. They provide full-time special needs support for all students in the school, through accommodations, modifications, and remediations.

 
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  School Name Type Conditions Cost

Third Academy (est. 1997)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (450 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]
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$10,000 to $15,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed10000ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Suicidal thoughts Clinical Depression ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Deafness Blindness Blindness Deafness

Foothills Academy (est. 1979)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 3 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (289 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
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
$15,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed15300ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Asperger's Syndrome

Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (AB) (est. 2000)  

  • Red Deer Area, Alberta
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (1 students)
Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$1 /programMiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed1ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Calgary Academy & Calgary Collegiate (est. 1981)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (510 students)
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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
$12,010 to $18,885Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed12010ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

List of other (non-dedicated) Alberta schools with special needs support


These Alberta schools offer special needs support to a segment of students through a wide range of placements. Environments offered may include dedicated, integrated, and withdrawal special needs classes, as well as regular classes with resource support and in-class adaptations.

 
  School Name Type Conditions Cost

Glenmore Christian Academy (est. 1980)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 Coed
  • Day school (919 students)
Glenmore Christian Academy (GCA) is a private school in Calgary with specialist educators in academics, arts, and athletics. Our mission is to Teach Truth, Inspire Excellence, Experience Christ and Serve through Love. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$2,650 to $6,260Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed2650

Clear Water Academy (est. 1994)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (440 students)
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. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Liberal Arts
$12,475 to $13,700Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed12475ADHD (moderate to severe)

Montessori School of Calgary   

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
The Montessori School of Calgary offers a preschool through Grade 6 program led by experienced guides and teachers who support each child with trust, respect, and proven academic success. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Montessori
  • Learning disabilities
$8,280 to $13,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed8280ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)

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
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical
$12,300 to $17,625Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed12300Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Deafness

Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (780 students)
Calgary French & International School graduates will be active global citizens with a foundation for life-long success, and our school will be the leader in French immersion and international education. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$7,490 to $14,310Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed7490ADHD (moderate to severe)

Progressive Academy (est. 1983)  

  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Progressive Academy's programs inspire students from preschool to grade 12 in Edmonton, Alberta. Wonderful faculty, wide range of experiential opportunities and high expectations ignite a desire to learn. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$8,550 to $9,750Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed8550

Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS 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
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$9,000 to $13,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed9000ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Asperger's Syndrome Clinical anxiety Multiple physical

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. K to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$8,925 to $10,750Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed8925ADHD (moderate to severe) Autism Autism ADHD (moderate to severe) Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Language Processing Disorder Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

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