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2024 Education Guide

Education Guide

From preschool to post-secondary, education options for every age, stage and learning style!


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School Boards

ALBERTA UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

Website: http://auarts.ca

AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE

CALGARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Address: 1000 5 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-500-2000
Website: http://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)

Website: http://cbe.ab.ca

FOOTHILLS SCHOOL DIVISION

Phone: 403-652-3001
Email: info@fsd38.ab.ca
Website: http://foothillsschooldivision.ca

Foothills School Division (FSD) provides quality, inclusive educational opportunities from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 across its 25 schools in the Foothills Region. Program options include French Immersion, Fine Arts, Montessori, nature-based learning, career technologies, online learning, and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program — just to name a few. FSD learners are a part of our culture where education is at the centre of a flourishing community.

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

OLDS COLLEGE - CALGARY CAMPUS

PALLISER SCHOOL DIVISION

ROCKY VIEW SCHOOLS

SOUTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (SAIT)

Website: http://sait.ca

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

Website: http://stmu.ca

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://banburycrossroads.com

Banbury Crossroads School is the only Self-Directed Learning private school in Calgary. It was founded in 1979 on the principle that recognizes that each student has different learning styles, rates, interests, and talents. This learning philosophy is based on the idea that having some control and direction over their own learning helps students develop self-confidence, initiative, perseverance, and a sense of well-being. Enriched by these foundations students have gone on to lead successful lives. 

CALGARY ACADEMY

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

Phone: 403-532-3020
Email: admissions@caaschool.com
Website: http://caaschool.com

CAA is a K to Grade 12 Alberta Public Charter School with a focus on academic excellence, through Arts Immersion learning. Our innovative and progressive learning environment engages children in the five fine arts: music, visual art, dance, drama, and literary arts to become confident learners and spirited citizens.

CALGARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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

Address: 231 6 Avenue NE
Phone: 587-885-3688
Email: info@calgaryclassicalacademy.ca
Website: http://calgaryclassicalacademy.ca

The Calgary Classical Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school in the Bridgeland neighborhood near downtown Calgary. We offer an academically rigorous, traditional liberal arts education focused on nurturing a love of truth and beauty. Ours is a community of learning and friendship, in which we preserve the wisdom of the past, cultivate it today, and build upon it for future generations.

CALGARY GIRLS CHARTER SCHOOL

Phone: 403-220-0745
Email: office@mycgcs.ca
Website: https://www.calgarygirlsschool.com

Calgary Girls Charter School (CGCS) is a public school for girls and young women. We value achievement, courage, integrity, respect and community. Our vision is to create generations of strong, confident young women.

CALGARY WALDORF SCHOOL

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

Central to Waldorf education is a deep respect for childhood. Our rich Waldorf curriculum fosters intellectual flexibility, creative thinking, academic success, with an eye to ethics and morality. Movement and time in nature is built into every student’s daily rhythm. Classroom instruction is free of technological devices, ensuring a tactile learning environment. The arts, encompassing music, storytelling, visual arts, and drama, are interwoven through all subjects. Students learn two world languages: French and German. Offering Jr. Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 through 9.

CLEAR WATER ACADEMY

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

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.

PHOENIX FOUNDATION (THE)

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

RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

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

WEBBER ACADEMY

Phone: 403-277-4700
Email: hblake@webberacademy.ca
Website: http://webberacademy.ca

Our school mission is to prepare students to thrive in university and beyond. This mission will be accomplished by creating an environment of high expectations of achievement, behavior, and service. Webber Academy was incorporated in 1997 as a non-profit company with a mandate to be a high-quality, non-denominational, coeducational, university preparatory, accredited private school. Facilities consist of a Kindercentre for four- and five-year-old students, a main campus building with two large gymnasiums for Grades 1 to 12, a modern High School Science Centre, a Performing Arts Centre, meter running track, soccer field, and cross-country trails through the aspens.

Inclusive School Programs

BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND LEARNING CENTRE (BTLC)

Address: Suite 100 2107 Sirocco Drive SW
Phone: 403-217-5876
Email: admin@btlc.ca
Website: http://btlc.ca

BTLC uses 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.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY

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

NEW HEIGHTS SCHOOL & LEARNING SERVICES

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

PACEKIDS PROGRAMS

Phone: 403-234-7876
Email: info@pacekids.ca
Website: http://pacekids.ca

Pacekids provides preschool and Kindergarten programs for children aged two-years-and-eight-months to six years that can be accessed through Program Unit Funding (PUF) with Alberta Education.

PROVIDENCE

Phone: 403-255-5577
Email: info@providencechildren.com
Website: http://providencechildren.com

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)).

RUNDLE: ACADEMY, COLLEGE AND STUDIO

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

Our Academy and Studio programs specialize in teaching students with diagnosed learning disabilities with or without ADHD.

Associations & 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.

ACORN PSYCHOLOGY

Phone: 403-640-7667
Website: http://acornpsychology.ca

Acorn Psychology is dedicated to nurturing individuals to thrive by comprehending their unique strengths and challenges. Our team of Ph. D. level psychologists specializes in top-quality psychological and psychoeducational assessments designed for toddlers, children, teens, and young adults. We conduct evaluations for conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disorders, Giftedness, and ADHD, aiming to provide personalized support for growth and development.

ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS

Phone: 1-800-272-8843
Website: http://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.

ALONG DUSTY TRAILS SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (SLP)

Phone: 403-519-7786
Website: http://alongdustytrails.com

We provide community and outdoor/nature-inspired, as well as conventional, speech-language pathology services for children with diverse needs. Our goal is to foster joy, confidence, and competence in communication, using a holistic and play-based lens. Now providing 'drop-off' language and social-skill-focused therapy groups for neurodiverse and neurotypical children, as well as traditional assessment and intervention services. Call or email for a free 15-minute consultation to determine if we are a fit for your child and your family!

BETWEEN FRIENDS

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

Use your free Calgary Public Library card for access to programs, books, movies, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and online resources for the entire family. Students can access free online tutoring with Brainfuse, prepare for tests and final exams with Solaro, and receive personalized, librarian-endorsed book recommendations from Beanstack. Head to your nearest library location for free drop-in programs including School Support, where trained volunteers help with language arts and math assignments, and Math Quest, where students explore the library while completing numeracy challenges.

CONNECT SOCIETY (D.E.A.F. SERVICES)

Phone: 403-828-1937
Email: jbremner@connectsociety.org
Website: http://connectsociety.org

Founded in 1963, Connect Society exists to strengthen connections among Deaf, hard-of-hearing and DeafBlind people. We are a nonprofit community agency providing individuals and families with resources to help them fully participate within families, relationships and the community. We believe the ability to communicate fully is an essential and basic need. This is our purpose.

G.R.I.T. CALGARY SOCIETY

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

G.R.I.T. Calgary Society is a long-standing program of excellence meeting the diverse needs of preschool children with developmental disabilities in and around the Calgary area. This Alberta Education funded program provides specialized and individualized home, community and school-based education. A team of experienced professionals work in collaboration with parents to provide an effective and dynamic educational experience. With the core belief that communication is the foundation for lifelong learning, the multidisciplinary team supports all developmental areas of need and endeavors to ensure that children become full participants at home, school and in their community. 

LEARNING DISABILITIES & ADHD NETWORK

Phone: 403-630-1616
Website: http://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!

MACDONALD PSYCHOLOGY GROUP

Dr. Macdonald and his team at Macdonald Psychology Group offer relationship-oriented counseling and assessment services for children, adolescents, and young adults.

PSYCHED ABOUT KIDS

The Psyched About Kids philosophy is based on a heart-centred approach to parenting and uses strategies from the latest brain-science research.

SHELDON PSYCHOLOGY GROUP

We are passionate about supporting children and families in finding peace, calm, dignity, and understanding in their lives. 

WOODS HOMES

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

Languages: Bilingual & Immersion

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CALGARY

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. 

CALGARY FRENCH & INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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

FrancoSud provides a Francophone education to more than 3,600 students across 15 schools in Southern Alberta.

LYCÉE INTERNATIONAL DE CALGARY

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

CITY OF CALGARY PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Address: Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623 56 Street NE
Phone: 403-366-3900
Website: http://calgary.ca/preschool
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 two- to four-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.

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FUELING BRAINS ACADEMY - BRIDGELAND CAMPUS

Address: 985 McPherson Road NE
Email: bridgeland@fuelingbrains.com
Website: http://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.

FUELING BRAINS ACADEMY - MCKNIGHT CAMPUS

Address: 5220 4 Street NE
Email: mcknight@fuelingbrains.com
Website: http://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.

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.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Address: Genesis Centre: 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Phone: 403-605-2988
Email: Register@PreKindergartenEd.com
Website: http://pre-kindergartened.com

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 centre 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.  

TRELLIS SOCIETY

Address: 731 13 Avenue NE
Phone: 403-267-9981
Email: KDougherty@growwithtrellis.ca
Website: http://growwithtrellis.ca/preschool

Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) is a play-based, emergent curriculum preschool designed for children ages three to five with locations in the communities of Bowness, Renfrew and Penbrooke. Our teachers are excited to have your child in the class! We hope that each child will have fun while learning and growing, whether they are experiencing preschool for the first time, or getting ready for Kindergarten.

YMCA PRESCHOOL

Address: Saddletowne YMCA
Email: info@ymcacalgary.org
Website: http://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 - Northwest

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EDELWEISS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

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

KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS PRESCHOOL

Address: 1062 11300 Tuscany Boulevard NW
Phone: 403-547-1020
Email: office@kalkids.com
Website: http://kaleidoscopekidspreschool.com
Address: 212 8 Nolan Hills Boulevard NW
Address: 33 Edgevalley Circle NW

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 centres, and much more! For more information, visit our website. Voted Best Preschool by parents in the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023 Calgary’s Child Parents’ Choice Awards.

MY KINDERHOUSE PRESCHOOL - COUNTRY HILLS & ROYAL OAK CAMPUSES

Phone: 403-975-0103
Email: contact@mykinderhouse.org
Website: http://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://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

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 centre 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.   

RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

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

TRELLIS SOCIETY

Address: 36 7930 Bowness Road NW
Phone: 403-267-9981
Email: KDougherty@growwithtrellis.ca
Website: http://growwithtrellis.ca/preschool

Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) is a play-based, emergent curriculum preschool designed for children ages three to five with locations in the communities of Bowness, Renfrew and Penbrooke. Our teachers are excited to have your child in the class! We hope that each child will have fun while learning and growing, whether they are experiencing preschool for the first time, or getting ready for Kindergarten.

YMCA PRESCHOOL

Address: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Email: info@ymcacalgary.org
Website: http://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 - Southeast

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FUELING BRAINS ACADEMY - NEW BRIGHTON CAMPUS

Address: 1035 New Brighton Drive SE
Email: newbrighton@fuelingbrains.com
Website: http://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.

FUELING BRAINS ACADEMY - WALDEN CAMPUS

Address: 101- 250 Walden DrIve SE
Email: walden@fuelingbrains.com
Website: http://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.

TRELLIS SOCIETY

Address: 6098 Penbrooke Drive SE
Phone: 403-267-9981
Email: KDougherty@growwithtrellis.ca
Website: http://growwithtrellis.ca/preschool

Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) is a play-based, emergent curriculum preschool designed for children ages three to five with locations in the communities of Bowness, Renfrew and Penbrooke. Our teachers are excited to have your child in the class! We hope that each child will have fun while learning and growing, whether they are experiencing preschool for the first time, or getting ready for Kindergarten.

YMCA PRESCHOOL

Address: Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Email: info@ymcacalgary.org
Website: http://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 - Southwest

CITY OF CALGARY PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Address: Southland Leisure Centre: 2000 Southland Drive SW
Phone: 403-648-6555
Website: http://calgary.ca/preschool

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 two- to four-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.

ÉCOLE SAINTE-MARGUERITE-BOURGEOYS

FUELING BRAINS ACADEMY - BRAESIDE CAMPUS

Address: 11422 Braeside DrIve SW
Email: braeside@fuelingbrains.com
Website: http://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.

FUELING BRAINS ACADEMY - CENTENNIAL CAMPUS

Address: 505-555 2 Avenue SW
Email: centennial@fuelingbrains.com
Website: http://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.

FUELING BRAINS ACADEMY - WEST 85TH CAMPUS

Address: 430 8560 8A Avenue SW
Email: west85@fuelingbrains.com
Website: http://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.

KINDERVALLEY MONTESSORI ACADEMY

LEARNING ADVENTURES PRESCHOOL (AT CALGARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

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

MY KINDERHOUSE PRESCHOOL - HERITAGE/HAYSBORO & SPRINGBANK/ASPEN CAMPUSES

Phone: 403-975-0103
Email: contact@mykinderhouse.org
Website: http://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.

PAPERNY FAMILY JCC

Phone: 403-253-8600
Email: http://calgaryjcc.com

Everyone is welcome to attend our licensed early childhood programs! Our full-time daycare offers an emergent, Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum. Our part-time preschool programs aim to get children two- to four-years-old ahead of the academic curve before they move into grade school.  

PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Address: Braeside School: 1747 - 107 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-605-2988
Email: Register@PreKindergartenEd.com
Website: http://pre-kindergartened.com

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 centre 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.   

THINK SUN PRESCHOOL ACADEMY (THE)

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

Educating preschoolers for 32 years, The Think Sun Preschool offers an enriched learning program including art, music, play, and intro-French. 

Preschools - Multiple Locations

CITY OF CALGARY PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Address: Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623 56 Street NE
Phone: 403-366-3900
Email: http://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 two- to four-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

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

KIDS@ CHURCHILL PARK

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

Kids@ Churchill Park continues to be a leader in providing accountable, trust-based early learning and child care to Calgary families. Our childcare programs are designed for infants to school-aged children (Children may stay in our enriched pre-school program until they attend grade 1). 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.

MY KINDERHOUSE PRESCHOOL

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

TRELLIS SOCIETY

Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) is a play-based, emergent curriculum preschool designed for children ages three to five with locations in the communities of Bowness, Renfrew and Penbrooke. Our teachers are excited to have your child in the class! We hope that each child will have fun while learning and growing, whether they are experiencing preschool for the first time, or getting ready for Kindergarten

YMCA PRESCHOOL

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

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