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Edmonton Private Schools

Edmonton Private Schools

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You will find some of Canada's best private schools in Edmonton, Alberta. This includes private schools in downtown Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Beaumont, Ridgewood, Strathcona, Westmount, Garneau, Glenora, Allendale, Cloverdale, and Dovercourt. Edmonton is known for excellent all-boys, all-girls, boarding, Montessori, gifted, preschool, IB, AP, and other private schools that will help your child thrive in and out of the classroom. 



Accredited vs. registered private schools in Alberta

Before selecting a private school in Edmonton, you must understand Alberta's accredited versus registered distinction.

Registered schools do not have to meet provincial requirements. Many parents choose registered private schools because these institutions match their religious or educational ideals. Registered private schools in Edmonton have less governmental interference in teaching, curriculum and educational philosophy. This allows faith-based schools (including Christian and Catholic schools) and alternative schools to thrive and teach material that parents and teachers agree is best for children.

Alberta's accredited private schools receive some public funding and meet provincial requirements. In fact, many of these schools exceed provincial mandates in terms of academic standards, classroom discipline, and other criteria. Accredited private schools are typically more affordable than registered private schools.

Benefits of Edmonton Private Schools

Here are some of the most commonly cited benefits of sending your son or daughter to a private school in Edmonton:

  • Smaller class sizes ensure that a student's class is not an overwhelming environment and that he or she receives sufficient necessary attention.
  • Private schools are typically academically rigorous. Graduates of these schools often go on to impressive post-secondary institutions and careers.
  • Private schools have the capacity to offer you the best resources. Since they are not restricted by provincial budgets, they can pay teachers more (and thus attract better teachers) and provide better facilities (i.e. gyms and information technology equipment). These resources help private schools give your son or daughter many extracurricular activity options.

Paying for Private School

Today's private schools are more affordable than they have ever been. In Edmonton, the number of private schools continues to grow. This increased competition intensifies private education's demand. This makes your child's education better and should also help reduce tuition. There are also other ways to help you pay for private school. Some of these helpful forms of payment assistance could include:

  • Scholarships (i.e. academic achievement, community involvement, artistic, athletic accomplishments, high entrance exam score, essay writing competition)
  • Financial aid in the form of bursaries based exclusively on financial need (applications are necessary in many cases)
  • Sibling discounts (these discounts usually increase in percentage based on the number of children you send to a given private school)
  • Flexible payment plan options (i.e. monthly payments)
  • If you send your child to a private school for students with special needs, the province might help you pay for its tuition. Learn more in our guide to special needs school costs.
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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
$15,300


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15300

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]
  • Montessori
$8,280 to $13,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8280

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
$10,000 to $15,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

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]
  • Traditional
$12,300 to $17,625


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12300

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 $6,260


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 2650

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]
  • Progressive
$9,000 to $13,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9000

Edge School (est. 1999)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (310 students)
At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$13,000 to $18,270


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13000

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 $9,750


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8550

Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (10 students)
  • Day school (375 students)
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]
  • Traditional
$12,700 to $14,350

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 12700

River Valley School (est. 1983)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
River Valley is an inclusive independent school in the heart of NW Calgary that provides exceptional education for 3-year-olds to grade 6 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$7,830 to $13,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7830

Bearspaw Christian School (est. 1998)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (700 students)
Bearspaw Christian School is proud to be a top choice for Christian families in the Calgary area. BCS offers a fully-integrated discipleship-based education from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$2,400 to $7,450


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 2400

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]
  • Liberal Arts
$6,775 to $20,000


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 6775

Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)  

  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (110 students)
An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders. Bursary programs available to qualified applicants. JK to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$8,925 to $10,750


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8925

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
not provided


MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed 9999999999

Delta West Academy (est. 1993)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school
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]
  • Liberal Arts
$9,900 to $17,550


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9900

Calgary Academy & Calgary Collegiate (est. 1981)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (535 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]
  • Traditional
$12,610 to $18,885


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12610

West Island College (est. 1982)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (575 students)
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]
  • Traditional
$16,120 to $21,120


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16120

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]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$7,900 to $15,100

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7900

North Point School For Boys (est. 2014)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • K to 9 Boys
  • Day school (70 students)
North Point School for Boys is a Kindergarten to Grade 9 independent school that taps into boys’ natural curiosity and energy as a foundation for life-long learning. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$7,000 to $12,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys 7000

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (est. 1905)  

  • Okotoks, Alberta
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (675 students)
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is an independent, private coeducational day school for Grades K-12 close to Calgary, AB. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$15,450 to $22,930


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15450

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