Girls’ schools have been shown to have a role in disrupting the patterns and the messages that accrete around an understanding of gender, ability, and possibility. Studies by the National Association for Choice in Education (NACE) and others have shown that girls in a single-sex environment are more likely to explore non-traditional subjects and activities. Absent from boys, girls perceive new areas of opportunity, something that is encouraged by the presence of female mentors and role models.
In other ways, participation is the result of little more than the environment itself. To be the best hockey player in the school—rather than the best female hockey player in the school—can provide an added motivation. Girls are more likely to join a robotics club, for example, when they don’t run risk being the only girl in the room, or when participation won’t be read as an act of defiance to a perceived status quo. Certainly, that’s the tradition that girls’ schools in Canada continue to this day. It’s not about isolation, it's about providing a space for a greater freedom of interest, engagement, and identity.
On this page, find a list of girls' schools in Alberta. This includes schools in Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, and Red Deer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Alberta girls' schools are there?
There is 1 Alberta girls' school that is an Our Kids trusted member.
How much is tuition at Alberta girls' schools?
Tuition fees for Alberta girls' schools range from $8,000 to $15,500 per year with an average tuition of $12,333 per year.
What’s the largest school?
Of the Alberta girls' schools, the largest is North Point School with 165 students in Grades K to 12.
Are Alberta girls' schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Alberta girls' schools on this page.
Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Alberta girls' 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.