Calgary Public Schools

How many public schools are in Calgary?

Calgary Public Schools are run by the Calgary Board of Education (CBE). The CBE has over 245 schools educating 121,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

The Calgary Board of Education offers more than 50 programs specially tailored to meet the diverse learning styles, interests and abilities of all students including programs for:

  • High school education
  • International and advanced high school diplomas
  • Special needs and/or at-risk students
  • Immersion/bilingual French and international languages
  • Creative and fine arts
  • Learning and instructional alternatives
  • Sports-focused
  • Culture

Are public schools free?

Public schools provide basic education taught along the Alberta curriculum and are universally accessible to all children of Alberta residents. The public school program is paid for by the Province of Alberta, however any extra fees (transportation, school supplies, class trips etc.) are paid for by the student's parents.

How do I find a Calgary public school by address, community or program?

Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose.

Find a Calgary Public School

Is my child guaranteed to get into a designated school?

According to the Calgary Board of Education a number of CBE schools can no longer accommodate all the students designated to them, due to a significant growth in the school-age population.

Parents should phone the designated school for the Calgary community they are considering buying a home in and confirm if there is available space.

How do I find out more about future Calgary public schools being built?

If you are looking to purchase a home in a new Calgary community, you need to know where future schools are being built.

Check the link below to find out which Calgary neighbourhoods have future planned schools or schools currently under construction and the completion date.

Future Calgary Public School Projects

Contact the Calgary Board of Education

Contact the Calgary Board of Education

Education Centre
Calgary Board of Education
1221 - 8 Street SW
Calgary AB T2R 0L4
Phone: 403-817-4000

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