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2023 Education Guide

From Preschool to Post-Secondary Education Options

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School Boards

ALBERTA UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE

CALGARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Address: 1000 5 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-500-2000
Website: http://www.cssd.ab.ca

The Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) is the largest Catholic school district in Alberta, serving over 56,000 students in 117 schools located in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere, and Rocky View County. CCSD educates and empowers students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 through its mission of Living and Learning in our Catholic Faith, so that students centered in Christ, realize their full potential. Contact your nearest CCSD school to register. All families are encouraged to inquire.

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION (CBE)

CONSEIL SCOLAIRE FRANCOSUD

Address: #295 - 6715 8 Street NE
Phone: 403-686-6998
Email: infoconseil@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.francosud.ca

FOOTHILLS SCHOOL DIVISION

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

OLDS COLLEGE - CALGARY CAMPUS

PALLISER SCHOOL DIVISION

ROCKY VIEW SCHOOLS

SAIT

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Alternative, Charter & Private Schools

BANBURY CROSSROADS SCHOOL

Address: #201 - 2451 Dieppe Avenue SW
Phone: 403-270-7787
Email: general@banburycrossroads.com
Website: http://www.banburycrossroads.com

Commemorating 40 years, Banbury Crossroads School is a Self-Directed Learning School from early childhood to Grade 12. It’s been founded on mutual respect and communication. What makes us unique is we teach and mentor each child individually. Gifted and self-motivated students thrive with us! Students plan their day and design their assignments depending on their interests and pace. Our atmosphere is relaxed, safe, and stress-free. In small multi-aged groups, we meet individual needs and help students to become self-sufficient while having the freedom to be themselves!

CALGARY ACADEMY

Phone: 403-686-6444
Email: info@calgaryacademy.com
Website: http://www.calgaryacademy.com

At Calgary Academy, we design student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning from Kindergarten to Grade 12. For over 40 years, we’ve refined our innovative Academy and Collegiate programs, woven together by our four pillars and guiding REACH principles, to empower unique learners to pursue a life of passion and purpose. With recent program additions, including Early Years for Kindergarten to Grade 3 and Blended+ for Grades 9 to 12, Calgary Academy helps students develop the independence, skills, and confidence to thrive through extraordinarily small class sizes led by expert teachers.

CALGARY CLASSICAL ACADEMY

Address: 231 6 Ave NE
Phone: 587-943-6505
Email: info@calgaryclassicalacademy.ca
Website: http://www.calgaryclassicalacademy.ca

The Calgary Classical Academy is a tuition-free, classical charter school. We are serving Grades K to 6 in the 2022/2023 academic year, and plan to expand to offer Grades K to 8 in 2023/24. We offer an academically rigorous and traditional liberal arts education, equipping students with the virtues, knowledge, and habits befitting free citizens. 

CALGARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Address: 2839 49 Street SW (Elementary campus)
Phone: 403-242-2896, Ext. 312
Email: admissions@calgarychristianschool.com
Website: http://www.calgarychristianschool.com

A Christian, loving, and nurturing environment where your child’s imagination is stimulated through exploration and discovery. Calgary’s first independent faith-based school, integrating faith and learning since 1963. At Calgary Christian School, we believe in developing the whole child and providing the tools for each to be successful as they discover their place in God’s world. Intellectually - Emotionally - Socially - Physically - Artistically: These five pillars of excellence embrace the cornerstone of our spiritual foundation.

CALGARY JEWISH ACADEMY

Phone: 403-253-3992
Email: info@cja.ab.ca
Website: http://www.cja.ab.ca

The Calgary Jewish Academy is an independent private Jewish day school, catering to students from nursery school to Grade 9. Our approach to education is based upon the morals and values set forth by Jewish heritage and tradition: teaching, learning, respect, leadership, and community. We deliver an innovative program and have a long-standing history of academic excellence. The Calgary Jewish Academy’s mission is to build community, character, and confidence within our students.

CALGARY WALDORF SCHOOL

Address: 515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW
Phone: 403-287-1868
Email: info@calgarywaldorf.org
Website: http://www.calgarywaldorf.org

Offering preschool, kindergarten, and Grades 1 through 9. Central to Waldorf education is a deep respect for childhood. Our enriched curriculum is designed to meet children’s specific developmental needs. Movement and time in nature is built into every student’s daily rhythm. The Waldorf learning experience is hands-on, with low-tech classrooms. The arts – music, story, drawing, painting, and drama – are interwoven through all subjects. Students learn two world languages: French and German. 

CLEAR WATER ACADEMY

Phone: 403-217-8448
Email: info@clearwateracademy.com
Website: http://www.clearwateracademy.com

Centrally located in Currie Barracks, Clear Water Academy has been providing Catholic education in Calgary since 1995. We are consistently ranked a top school in Alberta and are the only school in Canada to offer the educational model of Integral Formation, which focuses on four dimensions of formation: Intellectual, human, spiritual, and apostolic. Our approach is purposefully designed to teach, educate, and form each child individually, helping each one grow fully into the person God created them to be. We seek to educate the whole child and accompany them in their personal development. To inquire about an in-person or virtual tour, contact our Admissions Director at admissions@clearwateracademy.com.  

DALHOUSIE COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN

Phone: 403-288-1050
Email: info@dcakids.com
Website: http://www.dcakids.com

Kindergarten is our specialty! We are an independent Kindergarten program that has been in existence for over 40 years. Funded by Alberta Education, we offer small class sizes, an exceptional teacher, and unique learning experiences to support your child’s social, academic, and emotional development. We recognize each child’s individual learning style, and foster a love of learning. Parental input adds distinctive program enhancement. Half-day, M-F program. Limited Junior K spots. All inquiries are warmly welcomed.

GOLDEN HILLS LEARNING ACADEMY

Address: Strathmore, AB
Phone: 403-934-5179
Email: learning.academy@ghsd75.ca
Website: http://www.goldenhillslearningacademy.com

Grades 1 to 12, offering traditional home education, blended, and teacher-directed learning. Full-time, part-time, or upgrading – with over 180 courses to choose from, we can find the right fit for you! Visit our website for more information on our programs. The freedom to learn, anytime, anywhere.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (HCA)

Phone: 403-219-3201
Email: enrolment@hcacalgary.com
Website: http://www.hcacalgary.com

At Heritage Christian Academy (HCA), students from our Early Learning Program (three or more years old) through to Grade 12 are encouraged to discover what they believe through academics, extracurricular, and everyday interaction with a biblical worldview. Opportunities in missions, music, athletics, leadership, retreats, and field trips provide shared experiences that build a strong community. Each student is encouraged to understand their identity in Christ and to become all that God created them to be, using their gifts and talents to serve others.                 

PHOENIX FOUNDATION (THE)

Phone: 403-265-7701
Email: info@phoenixfoundation.ca
Website: http://www.phoenixfoundation.ca

Phoenix Education Foundation is an Alberta-accredited private, non-profit, independent school. Phoenix engages Kindergarten to Grade 9 students in parent-directed or school-directed programming to fulfill the Alberta Education curriculum. Phoenix offers Alberta’s only Kindergarten program for homeschooling families, BlendEd, and home education options for Grades 1 to 9, and ‘in-the-scene’ classes in the Creation Studio, giving students immersive instruction in Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Fine Arts.

PROVIDENCE

Providence offers two unique Alberta Education-funded program streams: those based in our own six schools across Calgary and those based in approved community preschools or child care programs (our LEARN Program). Both programs are designed to support children identified with a delay or disability from ages two years and eight months to six years old. To attend, a child must qualify for special education funding (Program Unit Funding (PUF)) 

RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

Phone: 403-246-2275
Email: info@rivervalleyschool.ca
Website: http://www.rivervalleyschool.ca

River Valley School is an inclusive independent school providing exceptional education and character development to children in preschool (age three) to Grade 6. Students are immersed in play, inquiry, and project-based learning that challenges them to question, explore, and create! Our adaptive model of educational delivery supports different learning styles to ensure that each individual student flourishes.

RUNDLE: ACADEMY, COLLEGE AND STUDIO

Phone: 403-291-3866
Email: contactus@rundle.ab.ca
Website: http://www.rundle.ab.ca

Rundle is a private, post-secondary preparatory, co-ed, day school. Small class sizes, an enriched curriculum, a personalized learning environment, and diverse co-curricular opportunities are pillars of our three distinct academic programs: the College (K to 12), Academy (4 to 12), and virtual Studio (7 to 10). Our Academy and Studio programs specialize in teaching students with diagnosed learning disabilities with or without ADHD.

STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL (STS)

Phone: 403-938-8326
Email: admissions@sts.ab.ca
Website: http://www.strathconatweedsmuir.com

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) is a diverse community where students pursue lives of purpose, flourishing emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Situated on a 220-acre campus near Calgary, STS offers academic excellence and a strong sense of community from Kindergarten to Grade 12 as Alberta’s only independent International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum school. STS offers a rich learning environment where students can expect more, including small class sizes, integrated learning, over 90 co-curricular activities, a focus on health and wellness, city-wide bussing, and scholarships, all in unique, natural surroundings.

NORTH POINT SCHOOL FOR BOYS

Phone: 403-744-5214
Email: info@northpoint.school
Website: http://northpoint.school

TEACHING BOYS – the Way Boys Learn. North Point School for Boys taps into boys’ natural curiosity and energy as a foundation for lifelong learning. A strong academic program is just the beginning. We fuel motivation through real-life learning, digital platforms, our trademark 5R character philosophy, fine arts, and outdoor adventure in order to foster well-rounded, self-motivated learners. This Kindergarten to Grade 9 program is enhanced through our engineering education, financial education, and optional academies such as PEP hockey, soccer, baseball, volleyball, arts, drama and dance.

NORTH POINT SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Phone: 403-744-5214
Email: info@northpoint.school
Website: http://northpoint.school

TEACHING GIRLS – Building Confidence, Discovering Passions. North Point School for Girls is an environment that celebrates girls’ strengths and interests, and nurtures their overall growth within a culture of achievement where discovery and development of a girl’s individual potential is paramount. A strong academic program is just the beginning. We fuel motivation through real-life learning, digital platforms, our trademark 5R character philosophy, fine arts, and outdoor adventure in order to foster well-rounded, self-motivated learners. This Grade 4-9 program is enhanced through our engineering education, financial education, and optional academies such as PEP hockey, soccer, baseball, volleyball, arts, drama and dance.

Associations, Inclusive Programming & Support

ABS PSYCHOLOGY

Phone: 587-894-PSYC (7792)
Email: abs.psychology@gmail.com

ABS Psychological Services was founded by Alexandra Suvanto, Registered Provisional Psychologist. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, and their families. Support for school staff is also offered, along with private assessments. Alexandra’s passion is helping young minds explore their world a little more clearly, allowing the chance for growth and change when ready. Our goal is to work together to open a door to conversation, provide a safe space to express different emotions and problem-solve together.

ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS

Phone: 1-800-272-8843
Website: http://www.optometrists.ab.ca

It’s not uncommon for parents to believe they would know if their child has a vision problem, as these issues can be hard to spot, particularly if there is only a problem in one eye. Because 80 percent of learning is visual, annual comprehensive eye exams with your doctor of optometry are recommended and children’s eye exams are covered by Alberta Health. Use ‘Find an Optometrist’ on our website to find a doctor close to you.

BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND LEARNING CENTRE (BTLC)

Address: #100 - 2107 Sirocco Drive SW
Phone: 403-205-2749
Email: admin@btlc.ca
Website: http://www.btlc.ca

BTLC is the only school in Calgary using the established and well-researched principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to teach preschool and kindergarten students with the unique learning needs and challenges associated with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. BTLC’s success is based on small class size, intensive and individualized programming using effective, research-based teaching strategies, a high ratio of adult support, and opportunities for integration in community schools.

BETWEEN FRIENDS

Phone: 403-269-9133
Email: info@betweenfriends.ab.ca
Website: http://www.betweenfriends.ab.ca

Between Friends provides quality social, recreation, and self-development opportunities for people with disabilities to connect, grow, and belong.

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone: 403-260-2600
Website: http://www.calgarylibrary.ca

DISCOVERY PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Address: 2224 20 Avenue NW
Phone: 403-818-0371
Email: discoverypsych@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.discoverypsych.ca

Through Discovery Psychological Services, your child or youth can receive a psychoeducational assessment to identify their learning strengths and challenges. Intervention and therapy services are also provided to help children, youth, and/or parents discover understanding about emotions, behaviors, or challenges, and develop strategies to help make life easier. Bobbi-Jo Gaetz, psychologist, draws on her knowledge and experience as a psychologist for over 20 years, working in a variety of educational and mental health environments with children, youth, and families.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY

Address: 745 37 Street NW
Phone: 403-270-9400
Email: info@foothillsacademy.org
Website: http://www.foothillsacademy.org

Foothills Academy offers a full-time school program for students with Learning Disabilities from Grades 3 to 12. We provide targeted support in literacy, numeracy, and executive functioning for each student while also covering the full Alberta Education curriculum in small classes and a supportive environment. A wide range of year-round programs and services are open to the broader community, including assessments, individual instruction, social skills programs, recreation, and more.

G.R.I.T. CALGARY SOCIETY

Phone: 403-215-2444
Website: http://www.gritcalgarysociety.com

The G.R.I.T. program is a non-profit home and community-based early childhood program for young children with disabilities.

LEARNING DISABILITIES & ADHD NETWORK

Phone: 403-630-1616
Website: http://www.ldadhdnetwork.ca

The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network provides free resources and helpful, reliable information for individuals with a Learning Disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as for those who live, play, and work with them. The Network is a collaborative group which fosters action towards meeting the needs of people with LD/ADHD. This non-profit operates through Foothills Academy and is supported by the Calgary Foundation. We're here to help!

NEW HEIGHTS SCHOOL & LEARNING SERVICES

Address: 2521 Dieppe Avenue SW
Phone: 403-240-1312
Email: info@newheightscalgary.com
Website: http://www.newheightscalgary.com

Our K to 12 school was created for students who have autism spectrum disorder or similar learning differences such as sensory integration difficulties, impairments in social interaction, and difficulties with emotional control and interpersonal skills as set out in each student's IPP.

SHELDON PSYCHOLOGY GROUP

Address: 1909 17 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-618-8288
Email: info@sheldonpsychology.com
Website: http://www.sheldonpsychology.com

We are passionate about supporting children and families in finding peace, calm, dignity, and understanding in their lives. We are strength-focused. We believe in being creative and cost-effective, while holding to high standards. Along with the services you might expect from a psychology practice (assessment, counseling, behavior/developmental therapy, gifted learners), we offer various programs. Programs include our outdoor camps, six-week family program, mind-body transformation, educational consultation, and more. Check us out!   

THE WELLNESS STUDIO FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CARE

WOODS HOMES

Phone: 403-299-9699
Email: askus@woodshomes.ca
Website: http://www.woodshomes.ca

Wood’s Homes is a children’s mental health center that provides treatment and support for children, youth and families with mental health needs. We are a non-profit organization and have been working with families since 1914. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to us.

Childcare

KIDS@ CHURCHILL PARK

Phone: 403-266-4656
Email: admin@churchillpark.ca
Website: http://www.churchillpark.ca

Kids@ Churchill Park continues to be a leader in providing accountable, trust-based early learning and child care to Calgary families. With over 50 years experience and eight different programs in the city, we have options for everyone including part-time care, out of school care, and Family Day Home options. Kids@ Churchill Park has been Calgary’s best-kept secret for over 50 years! Join our family and experience the difference that loving and compassionate care makes.

JUVENESCENCE SUMMER CARE

Phone: 587-433-7734
Email: hello@juvenescence.ca
Website: http://www.juvenescence.ca

We are proud to provide our families creative activities where children can explore their interests through play and recreation. Our full-day kindergarten program has a creative curriculum that compliments their classroom learning at school.  We know that through play – based learning and a culture of inquiry, children develop a strong foundation for learning in all areas.  Our fully licensed Before and After School Care programs are for children from Grade 1-6.  We offer a fun and safe way to begin and end every school day.  We use play-based learning to develop a strong foundation of social and life skills. 

MAPLE ROOTS OUT OF SCHOOL CARE

Phone: 403-200-1378
Email: info@maplerootsinc.com
Website: http://www.maplerootsinc.com

We believe that children are inspired & engaged through child care professionals that support their development at an individual level. Maple Roots can provide the opportunities and emotional support to achieve these inspirations in a collaborative approach.

UNIQUE EDUCATION ACADEMY

Address: 1270 73 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-281-8655
Email: letstalk@uea-yyc.ca
Website: http://www.uea-yyc.ca

Unique Education Academy is a premier and multi-faceted provider of child care services, education, and extracurricular programs, all in one location. It comprises two centres: an Early Education Centre that offers childcare, preschool, and a gifted children’s program for kids up to age five, and an Enrichment Centre that offers diverse scholastic, artist, and physical excellence programs for children of all ages.

YW CALGARY

Phone: 403-232-1594
Email: childcare@ywcalgary.ca
Website: http://www.ywcalgary.ca/childcare

YW Childcare is a safe and flexible daycare located in a new state-of-the-art center in Inglewood. Our licensed and accredited facility offers full-time, part-time, and drop-in spaces for children up to five years old. We believe in quality child care that encourages your child’s individual development, emphasizing creative play and child-centered activities. Register today online.

Languages: Bilingual & Immersion

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CALGARY

Phone: 403-245-5662
Email: info@afcalgary.ca
Website: http://www.afcalgary.ca

Learning French is fun with Alliance Francaise! Whether your kids are complete beginners or can already converse in French, they will enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the diverse activities. Small group sizes allow for more interaction and the communicative approach will immerse kids into the language with lively activities. These classes are available for children from three to 16 years and they are designed to develop fluency and confidence in French!

CALGARY FRENCH & INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Phone: 403-240-1500
Email: admissions@cfis.com
Website: http://www.cfis.com

At CFIS, we start small – literally – with a play-based, licensed early childhood program for students as young as three. We are an independent, community-focused school for children from preschool to Grade 12. Our immersive French language learning environment inspires children’s unique curiosity and exploration of the world around them through International Baccalaureate, UNESCO and travel studies programming. By the time they graduate high school, our students are bilingual in French and English and speak fluent Spanish.

CONSEIL SCOLAIRE FRANCOSUD

Address: #295 - 6715 8 Street NE
Phone: 403-686-6998
Email: infoconseil@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.francosud.ca

FrancoSud provides a Francophone education to more than 3,600 students across 15 schools in Southern Alberta, 11 of which are public and four are Catholic. We believe it is essential that our schools not only focus on academic success but also on the personal and social development of each student. Through cultural pedagogy, we allow students to build their identity, to define and recognize themselves as Francophones. All our schools offer full-day kindergarten and free bus transportation.

LYCÉE INTERNATIONAL DE CALGARY

Phone: 403-243-5420, Ext. 123
Email: admissions@lycee.ca
Website: http://www.lycee.ca

Lycée international de Calgary is the city’s premier private French school (preschool to Grade 12). We are the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula, offering students a unique bilingual education. No prior French experience needed to enroll in our preschool, kindergarten, and French Language Intensive Program (Grades 1 to 2).

Preschools - Southeast

ÉCOLE DE LA SOURCE

Address: 360 94 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-255-6724
Email: lasource@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.lasource.francosud.ca

ÉCOLE NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-PAIX

Address: 809 Willingdon Blvd SE
Phone: 403-271-5544
Email: ecolendp@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.ndp.francosud.ca

SANKALPA PRESCHOOL AT WYMBIN

Phone: 403-452-2549
Email: hello@wymbinyoga.com
Website: http://www.wymbinyoga.com/preschool

Sankalpa is a licensed preschool located at the Wymbin Yoga studio in Inglewood (underneath Junction 9 Yoga + Pilates). Our program is Reggio-inspired and complemented by yoga, mindfulness, arts, and nature exploration. Our young learners build school readiness skills such as communication, empathy, emotional regulation, self/spatial awareness, and teamwork. Wymbin is close to several parks and field trip locations, including the Calgary Central Library, Calgary Reads Children’s Reading Place, the Esker Foundation Contemporary Art Gallery, and more.

TOT SPOT PRESCHOOL

Address: 1507 Acadia Drive SE
Phone: 403-271-8894
Email: info@totspotpreschool.ca
Website: http://www.totspotpreschool.ca

Located in Lake Bonavista, our bright and spacious preschool offers play-based programs that enrich your child’s learning process through thematic, fun activities. Your child will benefit from targeted learning spaces and participate in a wide variety of activities daily: sand play, building materials, water play, books, listening center, puzzles, crafts, play dough, stories, songs, gym, and imaginative play. Our teachers have Alberta certification and 70 collective years of teaching experience. Come check us out!

SUMMIT START

Phone: 403-477-5437
Email: hello@summitstart.ca
Website: http://www.summitstart.ca

OAKS & ACORNS MONTESSORI

Address: 500 Midpark Way SE
Email: director.midnapore@oaksandacorns.com
Website: http://www.oaksandacorns.com
Address: 4963 Front Street SE
Email: director.seton@oaksandacorns.com

Oaks & Acorns Montessori offers Montessori programs and childcare for Pre-Toddlers (13 to 19 months of age), Toddlers (19 months to 3 years of age), and Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years to 6 years of age) including an option for a Montessori ECS/Kindergarten certified by Alberta Education.

Preschools - Northeast

ÉCOLE DE LA MOSAÏQUE

Address: 199 Martindale Blvd NE
Phone: 403-277-2344
Email: lamosaique@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.lamosaique.francosud.ca

KING’S KIDS PRESCHOOL

We are a non-profit, community-based preschool with Christian values offering an affordable and well-rounded program for children from 33 months to five years old. We believe that a balance of child-directed and purposeful play helps children grow and develop.

Preschools - Northwest

DISCOVERY CORNER PRESCHOOL

Discovery Corner Preschool is an accredited and licensed preschool located in the community of Springbank in Rocky View County; we also serve the communities of Crestmont and Valley Ridge. Our curriculum integrates Montessori ideas and materials, with specific objectives for each age level and child. Preschool classes start at 2.5 years to kindergarten with full-time and part-time options.

ÉCOLE DE LA ROSE SAUVAGE

Address: 2512 4 Street NW
Phone: 403-230-3112
Email: rosesauvage@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.larosesauvage.francosud.ca

ÉCOLE DU NOUVEAU-MONDE

Address: 220 Scenic Acres Dr NW
Phone: 403-910-3851
Email: nouveaumonde@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.nouveaumonde.francosud.ca

ÉCOLE TERRE DES JEUNES

Address: 3720 42 Street NW
Phone: 403-247-2458
Email: terredesjeunes@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.terredesjeunes.francosud.ca

EDELWEISS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Address: 600 Northmount Drive NW
Phone: 403-282-4220
Email: info@edelweissprepschool.ca
Website: http://www.edelweissprepschool.ca

A Calgary’s Child Parents’ Choice Award winner for "Best Preschool" and "Honourable Mention" for 14 years! We offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), Jolly Phonics, Learning Without Tears curriculum, weekly Music classes, Science experiments with Captain Science, Spanish classes, daily Gym equipment and games, creative movement, and Yoga. Our literacy-rich program includes an Author of the Month study, author readings, journaling, and a Home Reading program. We have a monthly Virtues Program, Environmental Awareness program, Outdoor Education, Cultural and Art presentations, and class field trips. Register for two-day preschool (for three year olds); two-, three-, or five-day Jr. Kindergarten (for four year olds); or Kindergarten.

FUN 2 LEARN PRESCHOOL

Address: 5511 Baroc Road NW (in Dalhousie Community Church)
Phone: 403-239-2033
Website: http://www.fun2learnpreschool.com
Phone: 403-880-6711

Our preschool has been established for more than 30 years. We offer a learning through play program for three- to five-year-olds, offering two, three, and five half-day programs. Caring, qualified teachers (two teachers per class) provide a happy, stimulating environment for children to learn and play. We offer a non-volunteer program, but parents are always welcome in our bright and cheerful classroom. We supply a healthy snack and water. The facility is equipped with a large gym, where we play games and use a variety of gym equipment for the last 15 minutes of every class. A subsidy program is available.

RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

Phone: 403-246-2275
Email: info@rivervalleyschool.ca
Website: http://www.rivervalleyschool.ca

River Valley School is an inclusive independent school providing exceptional education and character development to children in preschool (age three) to Grade 6. Students are immersed in play, inquiry, and project-based learning that challenges them to question, explore, and create! Our adaptive model of educational delivery supports different learning styles to ensure that each individual student flourishes.

Preschools - Southwest

ÉCOLE SAINTE-MARGUERITE-BOURGEOYS

Address: 4700 Richard Road SW
Phone: 403-240-2007
Email: ecolesmb@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.smb.francosud.ca

KINDERVALLEY MONTESSORI ACADEMY

Kindervalley Montessori Academy is a private school established in Altadore that is proud to offer an authentic Montessori education for infants from 12 months to children of five years. We believe in the principle of ‘Help me do it myself,’ and an education for independence – not just for school, but for life. Kindervalley Montessori Academy is unique in its hands-on interactive approach of authentic Montessori materials, and also its low student-to-teacher ratio. This allows for a family-like learning environment, which allows every teacher to help children learn at their own pace and to their full potential.

LEARNING ADVENTURES PRESCHOOL (AT CALGARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

Address: 2839 49 Street SW
Phone: 403-242-2896, Ext. 312
Email: admissions@calgarychristianschool.com
Website: http://www.learningadventures.ca

A Christian, loving, and nurturing environment where your child’s imagination is stimulated through exploration and discovery. Calgary’s first independent faith-based school, integrating faith and learning since 1963. At Calgary Christian School, we believe in developing the whole child and providing the tools for each to be successful as they discover their place in God’s world. Intellectually - Emotionally - Socially - Physically - Artistically: These five pillars of excellence embrace the cornerstone of our spiritual foundation.

THINK SUN PRESCHOOL ACADEMY (THE)

Address: 10 5555 Strathcona Hill SW
Phone: 403-240-4466
Email: http://www.thethinksunpreschool.com

Educating preschoolers for 32 years, The Think Sun Preschool offers an enriched learning program including art, music, play, and intro-French. The playroom is a vital part of the program and is where your child will develop social, decision-making, and independent judgment skills and have fun while learning. Your child will graduate as a confident learner prepared to read and write, ready for Kindergarten. Registration is ongoing. In person tours available.

Preschools - Multiple Locations

CITY OF CALGARY PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Address: Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623, 56 Street NE
Phone: 403-366-3900
Website: http://www.calgary.ca/preschool
Address: Southland Leisure Centre: 2000 Southland Drive SW
Phone: 403-648-6555
Address: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary: 2425 9 Avenue NE

Register in person at Village Square or Southland Leisure Centres. Preschoolers love to be active - they run, jump, sing, leap, and climb at every opportunity. Active learning develops active children who learn to make physical activity part of their lives. Our programs, designed for children 2- to 4-years-old, promote learning through play, crafts, stories, and educational themes using a variety of resources and amenities under the guidance of our experienced instructors.

FUELING BRAINS ACADEMY (FORMERLY KIDS U)

Address: Seven locations in Calgary, one in Strathmore
Phone: 403-258-0498
Email: info@kidsu.ca
Website: http://www.fuelingbrains.ca

Fueling Brains Academy is an award-winning daycare and preschool that accepts infants and children up to kindergarten-age. We offer parents a safe, clean, caring environment with a strong educational program, based on the latest in brain development research. Our learning environments encourage the wonderment of play, physical movement, and social interaction. Our educational approach integrates right brain, left brain, and movement learning into a program designed to build strong, healthy, whole-brain children. There are seven locations in Calgary and one in Strathmore.

KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS PRESCHOOL

Address: Three locations
Phone: 403-547-1020
Email: office@kalkids.com
Website: http://www.kaleidoscopekidspreschool.com

We offer Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten programs for children ages three and four. Since children explore, discover, and learn through play, we offer an enriched environment for this exploration. Our programs include music and movement, gym time, crafts, sand/water tables, numerous play-based centers, and much more! For more information, visit our website. Voted Best Preschool by parents in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Parents’ Choice Awards.

MONTESSORI CASA

Address: Two locations
Phone: admin@montessoricasa.com
Website: http://www.montessoricasa.com

Montessori Casa offers AM and PM Toddler and Montessori Preschool (Casa) classes and Montessori-inspired Out of School Care (OSC) with Before-Care, Lunch, and After-Care options for Kindergarten to Grade 4. We maintain a working relationship with the nearby Montessori Public Schools, which are located in Killarney and Lake Bonavista.

MY KINDERHOUSE PRESCHOOL

Address: Four locations
Phone: 403-975-0103
Email: icontact@mykinderhouse.org
Website: http://www.mykinderhouse.org

A unique, innovative, and integrative approach to early childhood education for children ages two to five featuring literacy, math, STEM, arts education, nature play, and outdoor stewardship. Our program combines the best of the early childhood methods of Montessori, Reggio, and Gardner Multiple Intelligences Theory. Small class sizes, qualified and experienced staff, beautifully appointed classroom environment, and a comprehensive and enriched curriculum are hallmarks of our approach. Our integrative education program prepares children for life! Visit us today.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Address: Sunnyside School: 211 7 Street NW
Phone: 403-605-2988
Email: Register@PreKindergartenEd.com
Website: http://www.Pre-KindergartenEd.com
Address: Captain John Palliser School: 1484 Northmount Drive NW
Address: Marion Carson School: 5225 Varsity Drive NW
Address: Hope Lutheran Church: 3527 Boulton Road NW
Address: Genesis Centre: 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Address: Braeside School: 1747 107 Avenue SW

Programming includes pre-Kindergarten, half-day Kindergarten Enhancement, and out of school care. Please check the website and choose the school location for specific programs available. Pre-Kindergarten is a three- to five-year-old program combining play with learning. We nurture emergent literacy and each class includes music, large motor movement opportunity, circle time, and center time in our well-equipped and child-centered classrooms. Kindergarten Enhancement is an early literacy half-day program which combines with the child’s half-day in Kindergarten to create a full day at school. Out of school care is for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6.

SUMMIT KIDS

Phone: 403-477-5437
Email: hello@summitkids.ca
Website: http://www.summitkids.ca

SUMMIT KIDS

Phone: 403-477-5437
Email: hello@summitkids.ca
Website: http://www.summitkids.ca

TRAIL KIDS

Address: Apple Tree Preschool - Bridlewood
Email: info@appletreepreschool.ca
Address: Kids@Play Preschool - Cranston
Email: register@kidsatplaypreschool.ca
Email: admin@trailkids.ca

At TRAIL Kids, and within our preschool group, we view each child as a Mighty Learner. Current neuroscience indicates that engaging children in interactive, meaningful, and socially interactive playful learning experiences sets them up for future success. Our holistic view of early learning encourages fundamental development with equal focus placed on physical, social, cognitive, creative, and emotional skills.       

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YMCA PRESCHOOL

Address: Offered in all quadrants of the city at most YMCA locations
Email: info@ymcacalgary.org
Website: http://www.YMCACalgary.org

Help your child enjoy the fun of learning in our well-rounded preschool program. Your child will enjoy story time, art, drama, music activities, a recreational swim (or swim lesson), and lots of time exploring and getting active at the Y. Our play-based curriculum introduces children to physical activity, literacy, mathematics, and science. A fun way to build physical literacy, friendships, and get school-ready! Register for a full or half-year!

Preschools - Outside of Calgary

ÉCOLE BEAUSOLEIL

Address: 70 Ranchers Meadows, Okotoks
Phone: 403-995-1160
Email: beausoleil@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.beausoleil.francosud.ca

ÉCOLE FRANCOPHONE D'AIRDRIE

Address: 1165 Ravenswood Drive, Airdrie
Phone: 403-948-6995
Email: efairdrie@francosud.ca
Website: http://www.efairdrie.francosud.ca

ÉCOLE NOTRE-DAME DES VALLÉES

Address: 132 Quigley Drive, Cochrane
Phone: 403-851-0244
Email: 403-851-0244
Website: http://www.ndv.francosud.ca

FUELING BRAINS ACADEMY (FORMERLY KIDS U)

Address: Seven locations in Calgary, one in Strathmore
Phone: 403-258-0498
Email: info@kidsu.ca
Website: http://www.fuelingbrains.ca

Fueling Brains Academy is an award-winning daycare and preschool that accepts infants and children up to kindergarten-age. We offer parents a safe, clean, caring environment with a strong educational program, based on the latest in brain development research. Our learning environments encourage the wonderment of play, physical movement, and social interaction. Our educational approach integrates right brain, left brain, and movement learning into a program designed to build strong, healthy, whole-brain children. There are seven locations in Calgary and one in Strathmore.

MY KINDERHOUSE PRESCHOOL

Address: Four locations
Phone: 403-975-0103
Email: contact@mykinderhouse.org
Website: http://www.mykinderhouse.org

A unique, innovative, and integrative approach to early childhood education for children ages two to five featuring literacy, math, STEM, arts education, nature play, and outdoor stewardship. Our program combines the best of the early childhood methods of Montessori, Reggio, and Gardner Multiple Intelligences Theory. Small class sizes, qualified and experienced staff, beautifully appointed classroom environment, and a comprehensive and enriched curriculum are hallmarks of our approach. Our integrative education program prepares children for life! Visit us today.

SPRINGBANK PLAYSCHOOL

Address: C32224 Springbank Road (second floor, inside Springbank All Seasons Park)
Phone: 403-830-7294
Email: springbankpsinfo@gmail.com
Website: http://www.springbankplayschool.ca

Springbank Playschool is a nonprofit, parent cooperative preschool. We strive to give our students a positive first learning experience. Our classroom integrates new ideas with tried-and-true favorite activities. Our smaller class sizes allow the teachers to play to the strengths and interests of the students, adjusting activities to best suit the needs of the children on any given day. Field trips, special days, and exciting guests are ongoing throughout each school year.

SUMMIT STEPS

Phone: 403-477-5437
Email: chestermere@summitsteps.ca
Website: http://www.summitsteps.ca

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