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Class, Program & Education 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 grade A resources you will need to get you and your family started on the right path to school success!

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Alternative, Separate, Charter & Private Schools

BANBURY CROSSROADS SCHOOL

Phone: 403-270-7787
Email: general@banburycrossroads.com
Website: http://banburycrossroads.com

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-K to Grade 12. 

CALGARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (CCSD)

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

The Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) is the largest Catholic school district in Alberta, serving more than 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. Contact your nearest CCSD school to register. All families are encouraged to inquire.

CALGARY WALDORF SCHOOL

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

Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 to 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. Join us for a tour to learn how your child will benefit from a Waldorf education. Aftercare available.

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: admissions@foothillsacademy.org
Website: http://www.foothillsacademy.org

Foothills Academy offers a Designated Special Needs 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 part-time assistant. We focus on a wide range of strategies to help students find success - ensuring students reach their full potential. Additionally, Community Services at Foothills Academy offers a wide range of year-round programs to the general community.

JANUS ACADEMY SOCIETY

Phone: 403-262-3333
Email: contact@janusacademy.org
Website: http://www.janusacademy.org

Janus Academy is an accredited, independent, nonprofit school created to meet the unique educational needs of school-aged children with autism. The focus of Janus Academy has always been maximizing the potential of each student by enabling academic success and facilitating lifelong community integration. We offer educational programming for children ages 6 to 18 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis.

KINDERVALLEY MONTESSORI ACADEMY (ALTADORE)

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.

LYCÉE LOUIS PASTEUR

Phone: 403-243-5420, Ext. 123
Email: admission@lycee.ca
Website: http://www.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://www.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, strong mentors, our trademark 5R character philosophy, fine arts, and outdoor adventure, fostering well-rounded, self-motivated, independent learners. Our kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum is enhanced through our Engineering Academy, Financial Academy, and the optional PEP Hockey Academy.

PROVIDENCE

Providence offers two unique Alberta Education-funded program streams: those based in our own six schools across Calgary and those based in approved community preschools or child care programs (our LEARN Program). Both programs are designed to support children identified with a delay or disability from ages 2 years-8 months to six. To attend, a child must qualify for special education funding (Program Unit Funding (PUF)).

RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

River Valley School is an inclusive independent school providing exceptional education and character development for children in Preschool to Grade 6. How we teach students is determined by who they are, how they learn, and what engages them. Through inquiry and project-based learning, we cultivate experiences that inspire and support academic excellence, creativity, and exploration. At River Valley School, we ensure all students will flourish.

WEBBER ACADEMY

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

Associations & Support

LEARNING DISABILITIES & ADHD NETWORK

The Learning Disabilities & ADHD website provides helpful resources and guidance to support children, teens, and adults with suspected or diagnosed Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD. It is also a guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals who support those with learning and attention challenges.

SHELDON PSYCHOLOGY GROUP

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

We are grateful to be able to support children and families in finding peace, calm, dignity, and understanding in their lives. We believe in being creative and cost-effective, while holding to high standards. Along with the services you might expect (assessment, counselling, behavior therapy, gifted), we offer various programs. Programs include our outdoor camps, six-week family program, mind-body transformation, tutoring, and more. Check us out!

Class & Program

CHINOOK SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Students of all ages enjoy lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, flute, ukulele, drums, and theory. We teach all styles and genres of music in our central Marda Loop location and in our students’ homes. Music Kids for babies and toddlers classes incorporate singing, movement, and instrument play. Children experience a joyful and nurturing learning environment while developing fundamental music skills. Other group programs available for all ages!

FREE HOUSE DANCE PLUS LTD.

Address: 2020, 12 Avenue NW
Phone: 403-282-0555
Email: fhdp@telusplanet.net
Website: http://www.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 that spans 32 years, we bring our best professional instructors to the classroom and provide everyone with a fun, educational, and high-caliber dance experience. Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Acro Dance, Highland, African, Bollywood, Belly Dance, Zumba, and more!

KEYBOARD ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Phone: N: 403-277-2987
Website: http://www.keyboardacademy.ca
Phone: S: 403-255-0010

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.

MASTER RIM’S TAEKWONDO

Phone: SW: 403-460-2472
Email: info@masterrim.com
Website: http://www.masterrim.com
Phone: NW: 587-535-6560

Come see for yourself how Master Rim’s TaeKwonDo can help you and your child enhance self-esteem and physical conditioning in a safe, fun, and disciplined environment! Canadian National Team Head Coach, Master Rim, and award-winning instructors will help your child to enhance real-life skills. More than that, the students will learn how to deal with strangers and bullies as a form of self-defence. Find out why our school is recognized worldwide for world-class martial arts education!

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS ALBERTA

Phone: 780-427-8152
Email: rgalberta@gmail.com
Website: http://www.rgalberta.com

We’re so much more than ribbons and rhinestones! Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta offers fun, fitness, AND friendship for every age and AND stage! There is no limit at Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta. We support an Active For Life ideology for all athletes by promoting Long-Term Athlete Development throughout our clubs. From FUNdamentals to world-class excellence, there is a place for everyone in our growing community! Find a club near you at www.rgalberta.com.

UNIQUE EDUCATION ACADEMY

Phone: 403-869-6391
Website: http://www.uea-yyc.ca

Please see our full listing under “Early Learning & Child Care.”

YOUTH SINGERS OF CALGARY - KIDS & MUSIC

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

"Kids make great music… Music makes great kids!" KIDS & MUSIC is an innovative, dynamic music education program using games, movement, and creative teaching to enhance learning and make it fun! Small classes ensure that your child receives individualized instruction as well as benefiting from healthy interaction with other children. KIDS & MUSIC is a progressive four-level program designed to develop musical abilities in children with some, little, or no musical background. The program is divided into age-appropriate levels for children ages 3.5 through Grade 2.

Early Learning & Childcare

KIDS@ CHURCHILL PARK

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

Kids@ Churchill Park is proudly in our 51st year of offering accountable, trust-based early learning and child care to Calgary families. With 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. 

UNIQUE EDUCATION ACADEMY

Phone: 403-869-6391
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.

Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten

BANBURY CROSSROADS SCHOOL

Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Separate, Charter & Private Schools.”

CALGARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (CCSD)

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

Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Separate, Charter & Private Schools.”

CALGARY WALDORF SCHOOL

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

Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Separate, Charter & Private Schools.” 

EDELWEISS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

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

Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Separate, Charter & Private Schools.”

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 5 years old. We believe that a balance of child-directed and purposeful play helps children grow and develop.

PROVIDENCE

Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Separate, Charter & Private Schools.”

RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

Phone: 403-246-2275
Email: admissions@rivervalleyschool.ca
Website: https://www.rivervalleyschool.ca

Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Separate, Charter & Private Schools.”

SPRINGBANK PLAYSCHOOL

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

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

THINK SUN PRESCHOOL (THE)

It’s time to get back to normal. Learning should be fun, safe, secure, private cohort classes. Educating preschoolers for 31 years. The Think Sun Preschool offers an enriched learning program including art, music, play, and intro-French. We observe and exceed all COVID-19 regulations. Registration ongoing, space permitting. Virtual tours are available.

TRAIL KIDS

Address: Apple Tree Preschool - Bridlewood
Email: info@appletreepreschool.ca
Address: Kids@Play Preschool - Cranston
Email: register@kidsatplaypreschool.ca
Address: Supported by TRAIL Kids ECS
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.

UNIQUE EDUCATION ACADEMY

Please see our full listing under “Early Learning & Child Care.”

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