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Back-to-School Guide

Going back to school means hard work for parents, too. Let us help you take the frenzy out of Fall! Check out our comprehensive list of local grade A resources and class and program listings you will need to get you and your family started on the right path to school success!

This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best.

Alternative, Separate, Charter & Private Schools

BANBURY CROSSROADS SCHOOL

Banbury Crossroads School is truly a school where you love to be every day! Where you have the freedom to be yourself, where you are seen, heard, and understood. We use an individualized teaching approach, rather than the lecture method. That means the teachers walk around and teach each child individually. Our atmosphere is relaxed, safe, and stress-free. Banbury classes are multi-aged, allowing everyone to interact meaningfully. Our classes are small, so teachers will have quality time with their students. Self-Directed Learning stimulates engagement and happiness. Students also gain great communication and problem-solving skills. We offer full-day Junior-Kindergarten to Grade 12.

CALGARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (CCSD)

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 58,000 students in 116 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. Contact your nearest CCSD school to register. All families are encouraged to inquire. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.

CALGARY FRENCH & INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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

Calgary French & International School is a dynamic learning community for students in preschool to Grade 12. As one of the leading independent schools in Canada, and the top French language immersion school in Western Canada, faculty, staff, and administration work together to create a dynamic learning environment for all CFIS students; centred around enriched learning experiences, a global mindset, and active leadership in and outside the classroom. (2020 Listing)

CALGARY WALDORF SCHOOL

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

Preschool, kindergarten, and Grades 1 through 9. The Waldorf approach recognizes that children have distinct, age-related educational and social/emotional needs which unfold through stages of their development. Through an enhanced curriculum that integrates academic, artistic, physical, and practical pursuits, Waldorf education fosters the creative imagination, sense of social responsibility, and flexibility of mind that are essential in today’s world.

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. (2020 Listing)

EDELWEISS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Address: 600 Northmount Drive NW
Phone: 403-282-4220
Email: epschool@telus.net
Website: http://www.epschool.ca

A Calgary’s Child Parents’ Choice Award winner for “Best Preschool” and “Honourable Mention” for 12 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 4 year olds); or Kindergarten.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY

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

A school and so much more! Foothills Academy offers a full-time school program for students with Learning Disabilities from Grades 3 to 12 following the Alberta Education Curriculum. Class sizes are small with a teacher and a part-time assistant. We focus on a wide range of strategies to help students find success - ensuring students reach their full potential. We also offer a wide range of year-round programs/services open to everyone through Community Services.

LYCÉE LOUIS PASTEUR

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

Established in 1966, Lycée Louis Pasteur is Calgary’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 needed to enroll in our preschool, kindergarten, and French Language Immersive Program (Grades 1 to 5). English Language Arts begins in kindergarten and Spanish in Grade 6.

NORTH POINT SCHOOL FOR BOYS

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

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 fostering well-rounded, self-motivated, independent learners. This kindergarten to Grade 11 curriculum is enhanced through our Engineering Academy, Financial Academy, and the optional PEP Hockey Academy.

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 3) 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 College is a private, co-educational day school for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 focusing on character education, academics, and cocurricular pursuits. The excellence of Rundle College has been repeatedly recognized by independent organizations, such as the Fraser Institute that consistently ranks Rundle College as a top private school in Alberta.

ST. GERARD SCHOOL

STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL (STS)

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

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) develops well-balanced students for a life of purpose by inspiring excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character. Situated on a 220-acre country campus near Calgary, STS offers academic excellence as Alberta’s only full kindergarten to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate (IB), independent school. STS offers a rich learning environment where students can expect more, including small class sizes, integrated learning, over 90 co-curricular activities, city-wide bussing, and scholarships in unique, rural 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 4- and 5-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, metre running track, soccer field, and cross-country trails through the aspens. (2020 Listing)

WING KEI MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Phone: 403-769-1646
Email: admin@wingkeimontessori.org
Website: http://wingkeimontessori.org

At Wing Kei Montessori School, we follow the renowned Montessori approach to interacting with and caring for children. We embrace individuality of each child, indulging their curiosity to be self-directed learners, flexible thinkers, and creative problem-solvers. Our Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) trained teachers create a passionate learning environment that cultivates a love of learning, an appreciation for diversity, and a strong sense of belonging. Our not-for-profit school models and shares Christian values. (2020 Listing)

​​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 5 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.

Associations & Eye Health Support

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 a problem in one eye only. Because 80 percent of learning is visual, annual comprehensive eye exams with your doctor of optometry are recommended and are covered by Alberta Health. Use ‘Find an Optometrist’ on our website to find an optometrist close to you.

BLINK EYEWEAR

Address: Three Locations
Phone: (West Springs): 403-242-0999
Email: west@blinkeyewear.ca
Website: http://blinkeyewear.ca
Phone: (Creekside): 403-516-2292
Email: creek@blinkeyewear.ca
Phone: (Crowfoot): 403-547-5417
Email: crow@blinkeyewear.ca

With three locations serving the Calgary area, Blink Eyewear’s team of highly-trained optometrists and opticians are ready to serve every member of your family from infant to senior, using the latest technologies and products. Our wide range of quality frames, designer brands allow you to express who you truly are. We build lasting relationships with our patients through consistent, high-quality care and a shared commitment that each patient leaves our clinic seeing and looking their very best. (2020 Listing)

CALGARY YOUTH PHYSIOTHERAPY (SOUTH)

Address: South location: Suite #203, 7720 Elbow Drive SW
Phone: 403-259-8534
Email: info@calgaryyouthphysio.com
Website: http://www.calgaryyouthphysio.com

At Calgary Youth Physiotherapy (CYP), we think kids are pretty cool! Our skilled team of physiotherapists understand that kids’ bodies are different from adults, and their development, pain, and injuries need to be treated differently. With clinics in north and south Calgary, we have provided expertise in pediatric physiotherapy for more than 30 years. Our goal is to help children and families feel their best and develop to their full potential while having fun!

DISCOVERY PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Phone: 403-818-0371
Email: discoverypsych@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.discoverypsych.ca

LEARNING DISABILITIES & ADHD NETWORK

LUNA - CHILD AND YOUTH ADVOCACY CENTRE

Phone: 403-428-5300
Email: reception@calgarycac.ca
Website: http://www.calgarycac.ca

SHELDON PSYCHOLOGY GROUP

Phone: 403-618-8288
Email: info@sheldonpsychology.com
Website: http://www.sheldonpsychology.com

WELLNESS STUDIO (THE) - FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CARE

Phone: 403-228-5433
Email: info@thewellnesstudio.ca
Website: http://www.thewellnessstudio.ca

YW CALGARY

Phone: 403-232-1594
Website: http://www.ywcalgary.ca
Classes, Programs & Educational Fun

CALGARY YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE

Address: Various Locations
Phone: 403-242-7118, Ext. 1
Email: cypt@cypt.ca
Website: http://cypt.ca

Calgary Young People’s Theatre is proud to present our exciting lineup of Fall and Winter Drama Classes for youth ages 4 to 17! Join us as we explore exciting theatrical techniques and skills through various dramatic exercises and games. Our classes provide a unique opportunity for kids to build confidence and teamwork skills, all while having fun! 

CANTARE CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Come sing with us…More than music… a place to be you! Come sing with the Cantarè Children’s Choir! Boys and girls aged 6 to 18 are invited to join one of our four award-winning ensembles, led by Catherine Glaser-Climie. Concerts, tours, retreats, and much more. We offer a combination of online and in-person instruction to provide an exceptional music experience. Includes ensemble work, small groups, and one-on-one coaching.

CHINOOK SCHOOL OF MUSIC (CSM)

Phone: 403-246-8446
Email: info@chinookschoolofmusic.com
Website: chinookschoolofmusic.com

Private Lessons: At CSM, students of all ages enjoy lessons in Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello, Flute, Ukulele, Drums, Composition, and Theory in studio and in home settings. Music Kids for Early Childhood: Music Kids is Chinook School of Music’s early childhood music program for ages 6 months to 5 years. Our modern approach to music education integrates scientific research supporting the positive role that music plays on brain development. Classes incorporate singing, movement, and instrument play. Children experience a joyful and nurturing learning environment while developing fundamental music skills. (2020 Listing)

CREATIVE EXPRESSION DANCE ACADEMY

Phone: 403-809-6931
Email: admin@creative-expression.ca
Website: http://creative-expression.ca

Located two minutes west of northwest Calgary, our family-oriented studio is perfect for recreational and competitive dancers. Our small class size affords optimal learning in a nurturing environment. We offer full-year classes in all genres and sessional classes for adults, homeschool students, and preschoolers. We take our students’ health seriously and have aggressive cleaning and sanitizing procedures in place. We are excited to announce our new location in Citadel for October 2020! (2020 Listing)

FREE HOUSE DANCE PLUS LTD.

Phone: 403-282-0555
Email: fhdp@telusplanet.net
Website: http://freehousedance.com

Dance is Serious Fun at Free House Dance Plus where we welcome, engage, and inspire all ages - kids, teens, and adults. With a credible reputation in the dance community spanning 33 years, our professional instructors provide everyone with a fun, educational, high-caliber, and safe dance experience. Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Acrodance, Highland, African, Bollywood, Bellydance, Zumba, and more! Virtual options available. 

KEYBOARD ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Address: B, 8411 Elbow Drive SW
Phone: 403-255-0010
Website: http://keyboardacademy.ca
Address: 203, 4803 Centre Street NW
Phone: 403-277-2987

Music lessons for ages 5 and up. Two locations offering piano, organ, keyboard, and accordion since 1979. Popular, classical, and theory programs with exam preparation from qualified teachers. Private and semi-private classes. Beginner’s trial program also offered! Call for more information or to register. 

KODALY MUSIC EXPLORERS

Kodàly Music Explorers has been Calgary’s most beloved early childhood music program for more than 30 years. Children ages 3 to 7 are nurtured by Artistic Director Catherine Glaser-Climie to discover the music within - singing, rhymes, movement, games, children discover and develop their own singing voice and lay the foundation of musical knowledge that will instill a lifelong love of music, all in a playful, child-centered atmosphere. 

LONG & MCQUADE MUSIC LESSONS CENTRES

Address: Calgary Chinook: 225 58 Ave SE
Phone: 403-252-8506
Email: calgarychinooklessons@long-mcquade.com
Website: http://long-mcquade.com/lessons/Alberta/Calgary
Address: Calgary East: 3404, 5 Avenue NE
Phone: 587-296-6648
Email: calgaryeastlessons@long-mcquade.com
Website: http://long-mcquade.com/lessons/Alberta/Calgary_East
Address: Calgary Royal Vista: 10 Royal Vista Drive NW
Phone: 587-794-3196
Email: calgaryroyalvistalessons@long-mcquade.com
Website: http://long-mcquade.com/lessons/Alberta/Calgary_North

Music lessons for every age, level, and style. At Long & McQuade, we believe every person is capable of acquiring the skills and knowledge required to make playing a musical instrument a rewarding activity. We have a wide variety of carefully-chosen professional instructors offering year-round music lessons. In studio and online video lessons available. 

MUSICA ACADEMY YAMAHA SCHOOL LTD.

Address: Two Locations
Phone: (Northwest): 403-681-3117
Email: info@musicaacademy.com
Website: http://musicaacademy.com
Phone: (Southwest): 403-619-9990

Musica Academy Yamaha School connects people through making music together. We create a fun, creative, and respectful environment using the Yamaha way for children ages 2 to adults. Currently operating in northwest and southwest Calgary. Call for a free demo class! We also offer private RCM piano, guitar, violin, and voice lessons. Accepting registration for the 2020 school year. For more information, check out our website.

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE

This Fall, keep the kids active in the pool. Group swim lessons start at 4 months or check out private lessons offering a more customized approach. There’s the Junior Masters Swim Club for more advanced swimmers, and older kids may be ready to train to become a lifeguard. New this Fall: Active Living Recreation program for kids 2 to 5 years old. Sign up for just one day a week or up to five days a week. Also new for fall 2020: Teen Warrior Kickboxing for kids 13 to 17 years old!

SOGO ADVENTURE RUNNING

Website: http://sogo.run

It’s a simple idea that’s rooted in nature, grown through physical activity, and at the heart of each of our experiences. We’re SOGO Adventure Running, offering high-quality innovative programs for youth aged 2 to 18, since 2012. Our Fall season dates are August 31 to October 8 (kids 2 to 5), and until November 8 (kids 6 to 18). This season, we are modifying our program and activities to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. To find out more about our Fall program and other SOGO events, visit our website. (2020 Listing)

VIVO FOR HEALTHIER GENERATIONS

Phone: 403-532-1013
Email: guestservices@vivo.ca
Website: http://vivo.ca

We’re open for play! Providing exceptional experiences for you is our top priority. Visit our website to learn more. (2020 Listing)

WINSPORT

Phone: 403-247-5452
Email: info@winsport.ca
Website: http://winsport.ca

WinSport’s purpose is to inspire human potential through the spirit of sport and it’s something that is woven into all of our year-round, award-winning programming. Our passionate, expert instructors will help your child learn a sport, get better at it, and develop a lifelong love for being active. We have summer camps and programs in mountain biking, hockey, ringette, figure skating, and in specialized sport training. Come out and play with us! (2020 Listing)

WP PUPPET THEATRE

Phone: 403-228-3373
Email: admin@wppuppet.com
Website: http://wppuppet.com

WP Puppet Theatre is going online! Thoughtful curriculum-linked workshops for kindergarten to Grade 12 students, patterns, supply kits, one-on-one video feedback, and more. Enjoy our ‘best of the past’ selection of short puppet shows. Check out our Courage Journey suite of programs supporting mental health and wellness. Affordable introductory prices. Fun and creative. 

YOUTH SINGERS OF CALGARY

Phone: 403-234-9549
Email: yscadmin@youthsingers.org
Website: http://youthsingers.org

Sing! Dance! Act! Youth Singers of Calgary (YSC) is a vibrant performing arts company and an exceptional education program that encompasses singing, dancing, and theatre arts for ages 3.5 to adult. We offer year-round programming, musical theatre camps, and classes for those with cognitive delays. Build your skills and confidence to perform locally, nationally, and internationally! No matter your age or musical experience, YSC has a program for you. (2020 Listing)

Family Resource Networks

FAMILIES MATTER

Phone: (Southeast): 403-288-1446
Website: http://familiesmatter.ca
Phone: (Northeast): 403-205-5178

Families Matter is all about healthy and resilient thriving families. ALL families. We promote optimal child development by empowering families to be resilient and to foster positive family relationships. We envision a connected community in which children and families are nurtured and supported to be happy, healthy and productive.

YW FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORK

Phone: 403-262-0497
Email: familynetwork@ywcalgary.ca
Website: http://ywcalgary.ca/FRN

The Family Resource Network provides free virtual workshops and home visitation for families with young children and teens, focused on prevention and early intervention support. Caregivers and parents learn skills to strengthen family relationships, support their children and teens to cope with challenges, and further positive development by building resilience and fostering well-being. 

Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten

BANBURY CROSSROADS SCHOOL

Banbury Crossroads School is truly a school where you love to be every day! Where you have the freedom to be yourself, where you are seen, heard, and understood. We use an individualized teaching approach, rather than the lecture method. That means the teachers walk around and teach each child individually. Our atmosphere is relaxed, safe, and stress-free. Banbury classes are multi-aged, allowing everyone to interact meaningfully. Our classes are small, so teachers will have quality time with their students. Self-Directed Learning stimulates engagement and happiness. Students also gain great communication and problem-solving skills. We offer full-day Junior-Kindergarten to Grade 12.

BELLA CASA MONTESSORI

Address: Bay 104, 5430 - 17 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-313-7235
Email: kidsmart@shaw.ca

For 3 to 6 year olds. We provide a Montessori curriculum where children develop academic skills and knowledge using an extensive selection of carefully-designed educational materials. Montessori students, especially those who begin at a younger age, usually excel at academics during the later years. Academic achievement is not the goal of the Montessori Program, it is the result of them. (2020 Listing)

BRAINEER ACADEMY LTD.

Phone: 403-453-9696
Email: info@braineer.ca
Website: http://braineeracademy.com

We are Braineer Academy - a licensed child care facility in Brentwood, northwest Calgary. We are offering a preschool that starts in September 2020 and before- and after-school care that starts September 2020. We have tours every day, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. Call beforehand to arrange a tour. Our pedagogy is Reggio-influenced, and we focus on brain-building through exposing kids to STEM and Coding concepts. We have a state-of-the-art learning and playing environment and adopt the most stringent health and safety standards that are above AHS requirements. (2020 Listing)

CALGARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (CCSD)

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 58,000 students in 116 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. Contact your nearest CCSD school to register. All families are encouraged to inquire.

CALGARY WALDORF SCHOOL

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

Preschool, kindergarten, and Grades 1 through 9. The Waldorf approach recognizes that children have distinct, age-related educational and social/emotional needs which unfold through stages of their development. Through an enhanced curriculum that integrates academic, artistic, physical, and practical pursuits, Waldorf education fosters the creative imagination, sense of social responsibility, and flexibility of mind that are essential in today’s world.

CITY OF CALGARY (THE) PLAYSCHOOL PROGRAMS

Address: 2000 Southland Drive SW
Phone: 403-648-6555
Website: http://www.calgary.ca/playschool
Address: 2623, 56 Street NW
Phone: 403-366-3900
Address: 2425, 9 Avenue SE
Phone: 311

Preschoolers love to be active - they run, jump, sing, 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 using a variety of resources under the guidance of our experienced instructors. Registration for our 2021/2022 school year is now open.

EDELWEISS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Address: 600 Northmount Drive NW
Phone: 403-282-4220
Email: epschool@telus.net
Website: http://www.epschool.ca

A Calgary’s Child Parents’ Choice Award winner for “Best Preschool” and “Honourable Mention” for 12 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 4 year olds); or Kindergarten.

FUN 2 LEARN PRESCHOOL

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

Our preschool has been established for more than 25 years. We offer a learning through play program for 3 to 5 year olds, offering two, three, and five half-day programs. Caring, qualified teachers 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 snack and juice. 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. 

GLENBROOK COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

Phone: 403-686-6868
Website: http://glenbrookpreschool.org

Children learn through play.  Play is a child’s work. Register your child in our classes for 3 or 4 year olds, and let them explore our beautiful room. We are a child-directed, play-based program that offers a variety of centres where children can delight in the journey of play. Staff are trained in Early Childhood Education, and our class sizes are small. No volunteering required. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.

HEART SMART MONTESSORI

Address: 2024-B, 21 Avenue NW
Phone: 403-284-4510
Email: heartsmartmont@yahoo.ca
Website: http://heartsmartmontessori.com

Heart Smart Montessori, a dynamic Pre-School program, gives your child all that is needed to unlock their full potential. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s ‘Help to Life’ method, the environment is carefully prepared to nurture and enhance your child’s joy of mastering basic academic, practical life, social, motor, and artistic skills. (2020 Listing)

KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS PRESCHOOL

Address: Three Locations in Calgary
Phone: 403-547-1020
Email: office@kalkids.com
Website: https://www.kaleidoscopekidspreschool.com

KIDS@CHURCHILL PARK

Phone: 403-266-4656
Email: admin@churchillpark.ca
Website: http://www.churchillpark.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 5 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.

KING’S KIDS PRESCHOOL

King’s Kids Preschool is community-based with Biblical Christian values and committed to provide a quality, affordable program for children from 33 months to 5 years old in Rundle and surrounding neighborhoods. We provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment for all children.-

MRS. CHANDLER TEACHES

Phone: 403-813-9499
Email: mrs.chandler.teaches@gmail.com
Website: https://mrschandlerteaches.wixsite.com/abcs

Virtual, interactive, individual pre-kindergarten with caring teacher (B.Ed., CDS certificate, 19 years’ experience), adapted to your unique child. Learners will extend their acquisition and use of language; enhance pre-reading, pre-math, and fine motor skills through quality literature; music, games, phonics; Handwriting Without Tears and Animated Literacy curriculum. Health, safety, social learning, and science included. Choose one to three Skype sessions per week. Christian content, kindergarten/Grade 1 tutoring available upon request. Stay safe. (2020 Listing)

MY KINDERHOUSE PRESCHOOL

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

A unique, innovative, and integrative approach to early childhood education for children ages 2 to 5 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. (2020 Listing)

PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Reopening September 2020. Check the website for specific locations in the northeast, northwest, and southwest. Click the ‘COVID’ button on our website for information regarding safety measures. Offering three program types: 1. Pre-Kindergarten Academy for ages 3 to 5, combining “Play with Learning.” An Early Literacy Preschool program with options for two or three half-days per week. 2. Kindergarten Enhancement half-day child care programs for kindergarten students. 3. Out of School Care for Grades kindergarten to Grade 6 in northwest Elementary Schools.

RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

River Valley School is an inclusive independent school providing exceptional education and character development to children in preschool (age 3) 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. 

SOUTH CALGARY COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

Phone: 403- 281-6755
Email: info@southcalgary.org
Website: http://sccpreschool.ca

South Calgary Community Preschool is a bright, cheery, ‘learning-through-play’ based preschool with experienced, knowledgeable, loving teachers who recognize that each child is a precious and unique gift from God. Our theme-based units are carefully designed to stimulate your child’s natural curiosity and love of learning. We strive to ensure your child’s first school experience is a successful one. Located in Cedarbrae. 

SUMMITKIDS

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

THINK SUN PRESCHOOL ACADEMY (THE)

Phone: 403-240-4466
Website: http://thethinksunpreschool.com

Your bright child will be prepared for kindergarten with our tried-and-true program incorporating art, music, intro-French, and play activities. We exceed all COVID-19 protocols and offer a variety of ways to attend our preschool. Now in our 31st year of preparing bright imaginative preschoolers for kindergarten. Book a virtual meeting. 

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 iterative, 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.

YMCA Calgary

Help your child enjoy the fun of learning in our well-rounded preschool program! In this multi-day program, preschoolers will be introduced to physical activity, literacy, mathematics and science through play-based, progressive learning experiences. Your child will have fun in the preschool room participating in story time, art, drama and music activities, and will enjoy lots of active time in YMCA spaces while working on gross motor, spatial awareness and movement fundamentals. Our preschool program supports children to build positive relationships and gain confidence with early learning concepts.

​​UNIQUE EDUCATION ACADEMY

Phone: 403-869-6391
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.

School Boards

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION (CBE)

CALGARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (CCSD)

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 58,000 students in 116 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. Contact your nearest CCSD school to register. All families are encouraged to inquire.

FOOTHILLS SCHOOL DIVISION

PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOL DIVISION

ROCKY VIEW SCHOOLS

Supplies & Services

AMARANTH STORES

Address: Three Locations in Calgary
Website: http://amaranthfoods.ca

Since 1994, Amaranth has provided the best in healthy groceries and supplements. We have everything you need from allergen-friendly choices to hard-to-find bulk herbs and spices. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our friendly staff. Thanks for supporting us, Calgary! (Don't miss their coupon in our Back-to-School issue!)

BEANERS FUN CUTS FOR KIDS

At Beaners Fun Cuts, our experienced stylists give the whole family great hair in a fun-filled atmosphere. Maybe it’s the themed chairs, movie screens, video games or the ball pit, but we love kids, and they love us. We also offer clipper art, ear piercing, up-dos, braiding, baby’s first haircut, and professional hair care products. Book online at one of four Calgary locations. Experience our haircuts!

CANADIAN HOME EDUCATION RESOURCES

COUNTRY HILLS VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTRE

Address: 5149 Country Hills Boulevard NW
Website: http://www.chvshopping.com
Website: http://www.instagram.com/chvshopping

Located in Northwest Calgary, Country Hills Village is your neighborhood Shopping Centre. Our convenient location makes it easy for you to shop, dine, or take care of you and your household with a variety of professional and health services. Choose Country Hills Village Shopping Centre to help make life a little simpler.

REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE

Address: Various Locations in Calgary
Website: http://realcanadiansuperstore.ca

We bring you great prices on your favorite products and services all together under one roof. Discover our great quality and variety of foods, stylish products for your home, and a complete pharmacy to serve all of your family’s needs. 

WESTHILLS TOWNE CENTRE

Address: Stewart Green SW
Website: http://www.westhillstownecentre.com

WestHills Towne Centre is your Southwest Calgary shopping centre with dining, grocery, entertainment, fashion, family-friendly options and professional services. Designed with convenience in mind, we help make busy lifestyles easier. Choose WestHills Towne Centre for shopping, fun, and everyday needs for the whole family.

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