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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 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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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 email@example.com. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ads in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue and page 37
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
Rundle College Society is an independent, accredited, coeducational school in Calgary. It has over 1100 students in two separate programs: Rundle College and Rundle Academy. Rundle College is an academic, university preparatory program for students in kindergarten to Grade 12 and Rundle Academy offers an academic, university preparatory program for students in Grades 4 to 12 with diagnosed learning disabilities. Rundle’s success is built on providing small classes with dedicated teachers that provide individual attention, encouraging all students to reach their full potential. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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, and city-wide bussing and scholarships in unique, rural surroundings. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
Bricks 4 Kidz combines learning and fun in our hands-on Lego®-based programs for kids ages 3 to 13 and up. Interactive lessons introduce children to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) vocabulary and principles incorporating real-world objects and cool themes! Participants will take their building to the next level with our proprietary motorized technic models, traditional brick builds, character figures, gallery mosaics, and more. We believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. Our projects encourage imagination and critical thinking as kids are challenged to expand understanding. Classes, Camps, Field Trips, Birthday Parties, and Special Events. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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! See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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! See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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! See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
We’re open for play! Providing exceptional experiences for you is our top priority. Visit our website to learn more. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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! See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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, 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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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! See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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! See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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. See our ad in Calgary's Child Fall Back to School Issue.
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