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Alberta Christian schools

Find the top private Christian schools in Alberta


Below, we cover private Christian schools in Alberta, which includes schools in CalgaryEdmonton, Red Deer, and Banff. For a more complete guide to Christian education, including a detailed discussion of curriculum and approach, start with our Christian school guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of Christian schools in Alberta

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at Alberta Christian schools

  4. Compare Christian schools

  5. Christian private schools in Alberta
  6. Further resources


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There are lots of private Christian schools in Canada. For instance, there are Christian schools in Toronto, Ontario, Edmonton, and Calgary. These schools vary in terms of their religious curriculum, extracurriculars, and approach to Christian study and Bible study. The schools below reflect this diversity. You can filter them for a wide range of features.

  School NameTypeReligious affiliationCost

Glenmore Christian Academy (est. 1980)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (938 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
Christian$2,950 to $6,980

Clear Water Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
A Catholic school that goes beyond academics to help our students realize and use their talents to their fullest potential, in order to become all that God has created them to be. Open to families of all faiths. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Christian$7,900 to $21,000




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School nameDateLocation
Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • October 03, 2020 10:00 amCWA St. Thomas More Hall
    3910 Quesnay Wood Dr. SW Calgary AB T3E 8G1
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • October 03, 2020 11:30 amCWA St. Thomas More Hall
    3910 Quesnay Wood Dr. SW Calgary AB T3E 8G1
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • October 14, 2020 7:00 pm



    The cost of Christian schools in Alberta is, on average, lower than the cost of other private schools in Alberta. It’s also on the lower side of private school tuition in general. In Alberta, the only public Christian schools are Catholic—schools fully funded by the government.

    Many schools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. Other schools offer scholarships, which are given based on merit—for instance, in academics or athletics. You can learn more about needs- and merit-based financial aid in our dedicated guide.

    Below, you’ll find the range of costs for private Christian schools in Alberta:


     
    Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • $13,950 to $21,00010%1 - 12$5,000



     
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Glenmore Christian Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (938 students)
  • $2,950 to $6,980
  • 198050%93885
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • 199575%42030




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Glenmore Christian Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (938 students)
  • $2,950 to $6,980
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous20 to 25Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 18Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration





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     ADHD

    Learning disorders:
     Dyslexia
     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
     Autism
     Asperger's

    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
     Multiple physical
     
     
    Glenmore Christian Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (938 students)
  • $2,950 to $6,980
  • Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000




  •  
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Glenmore Christian Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (938 students)
  • $2,950 to $6,980
  • Day: rollingK - 950%
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • Day: rollingJK - 1275%Oct 3, 2020




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
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    Glenmore Christian Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (938 students)
  • $2,950 to $6,980
  • 100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • 100%90%90%90%75%75%75%70%70%70%70%70%70%70%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
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     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Glenmore Christian Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (938 students)
  • $2,950 to $6,980
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPragmatismCommunicativeCreative
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance




     
     
    Student council
    School newspaper
    Yearbook
    Radio club
    Photograph club
    Art club
    Choir
    Band
    Dance club
    Yoga club
    Drama club
    Debate club
    Chess club
    Math club
    Science club
    Robotics club
    Computer club
    Environmental club
    Outdoor club
    Community service
    Glenmore Christian Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (938 students)
  • $2,950 to $6,980
  • Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000




  •  
     
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    Glenmore Christian Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (938 students)
  • $2,950 to $6,980
  • Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000




  • Sending your child to a Christian school allows them to participate in an enhanced educational experience, one that often offers more—at times considerably more—than they would find in a secular or non-denominational school.

    Many parents of Christian school students appreciate the strong sense of community schools create. Shared values foster a tight-knit atmosphere for both parents and students and this communal feeling cultivates a school where everyone is comfortable getting involved.

    Christian schools offer a full curriculum while also providing a strong foundation in the values, character, and the traditions of Christian life. In addition to the core curriculum, they typically also have required religion courses in the faith of the school.

    Christian schools welcome students of all beliefs.  While schools provide an education conducted through the lens of basic Christian values, students come from a wide range of traditions and backgrounds. What faith-based schools offer is an enhanced curriculum, one that provides an explicit attention to values, ethics, character, and the students' spiritual life. 

    Above, you will find a comprehensive list of Christian schools, including Catholic schools, in Alberta. Click on the links to learn more about each school listed.

    Private schools in Alberta

    There are many great places to raise a family in Alberta, including Calgary and Edmonton. These can also be great places to attend a private Christian school.

    Private Christian schools in Alberta focus a lot on Christian studies. They also provide a great community for both children and their families. And, they provide children with a strong overall education (in both religious and secular studies), which gives them a great foundation for future studies.

    Alberta is a province in western Canada. It borders British Columbia to the west, and Saskatchewan to the east. Alberta is Canada's fourth-most populous province. Its capital is Edmonton, and its largest city is Calgary.

    One of Alberta's most important resources is crude oil, which is found mostly in the Alberta Oilsands. Alberta has a strong economy, supported by the burgeoning petroleum industry, but also by the agriculture and technology sectors.












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