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Banff Private Schools

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Banff, a picturesque town that is part of Banff National Park, offers academically rigorous private schools. While Banff's independent schools are free to venture beyond provincial mandates, Alberta Education, nonetheless, establishes clear requirements and methods of oversight for all schools in the province. Here, you and your child will enjoy all of the unique benefits private schools offer, such as: Read more



Private School Funding and Affording Tuition

There are many ways to help you pay for private school in Banff or, more specifically, Alberta. In this province, some accredited private schools receive funding and are usually more affordable than other schools. There are also schools in the nearby areas of Lake Louise, Canmore, Cremona, Didsbury, and Parson.

At these schools, students write provincial tests and instructors teach them according to the Alberta curriculum. The province also funds Designated Special Education Private Schools at the same amounts as those given to the public system. In contrast, registered private schools, which need not teach the Alberta Programs of Study, are not funded. However, like all schools in Alberta, registered private schools' educational standards must meet provincial mandates. In short, accredited schools receive funding, while registered don't.

Private schools in Banff are more affordable today than ever. Even if you are concerned about your personal financial situation, there are many ways to make private school a viable option for your son or daughter. Some of these strategies or opportunities include:

When you apply to a private school in Banff, be sure to disclose all of your financial information, as the school needs to determine whether there is a fit or whether you need financial aid. In addition, ask the administrators about any hidden costs, like uniforms, textbooks, and field trips.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Banff private schools?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.

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