There are many after-school activities such as theatrical skills, chess, sports. Kids can go out at lunchtime after grade 7 and discover the neighbourhood in groups. The school is located in one of the most secure neighbourhoods of Calgary, in Mardaloop. Most kids know each other, regardless of their age, there is a hot lunch program if kids and parents choose to enrol as well. Parents are very involved, either by volunteering or participation in the gatherings. There is school gala once every year. Because of the size of the school, there is a big brother/sister attitude that older students have informally and in a very positive way shown towards younger students. There is science labs, computer room, music room, art room. Every term, there is parent teacher meetings 3 times in an education year.
I presently have 2 children there - and we are going to be sending a 3rd in the fall. They love going to school. Obviously every child has their days where they do not want to go, but they enjoy arriving at school and seeing their friends or even going into class with the teachers. I can not comment on any improvements for the quality of life. I think Lycée Louis Pasteur has so much going for it and it is really beyond my words as to how I am happy with our year. With us just moving to Calgary last Sept and the kids starting french school right away, our 2nd born had a little of anxiety and so did our 1st but I will say within a few weeks the adjustment came and they were doing so well. The teachers were so encouraging that the transitions for them went really smoothly. Our oldest did the FLIP and he excelled way better then we thought it would.