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Calgary School System

Finding information on Calgary schools can be challenging at best.  The Calgary Board Of Education (CBE) has a page of their own to make things a little easier however the process is still confusing.  This page is here to make the process of finding information on Calgary schools a little less challenging, and provides information from the most popular areas of the CBE website as well as others and puts it all together in a more uniform package.

Public School District

Calgary public schools are run by the Calgary Board Of Education the (CBE), which manages more than 210 schools. All the schools in the CBE system are divided into five areas, each with a website  which corresponds to specific neighbourhoods or  communities in Calgary.

The CBE offers a great interactive map which outlines which communities correspond to which schools.

Area 1 – Parkdale Centre

The Parkdale Centre region is the fastest growing region in Calgary, and is made up of 28 communities in the SW and NW regions of the city. The enrollment is over 17,000 students.

Area 2 – Mount View Centre

Mount View Centre has an enrollment of 22,000 students and serves 37 communities in the NW and NE of Calgary.

Area 3 – Willowglen Business Park

Willowglen  includes 23 communities in the NE and SE of Calgary, and is also the most culturally diverse . It offers a very strong English as a Second Language (ESL) program as well as many other multi cultural programs.

Area 4 – Ernest Manning High School

The Ernest Manning High School region of Calgary boasts 22 per cent of the city’s population. It serves the SW and SE areas of Calgary.

Area 5 – Haysboro Centre

The Haysboro Centre area serves SW and SE Calgary and has the highest enrollment of students in the city: 24,097.


Catholic School District

The Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) offers students a faith based Catholic education.  The CCSD offers programs in language arts, mathematics, religious education, sciences and social studies. The program also offers courses in career and technology, physical education, aboriginal studies, ESL, fine arts and language studies. The CCSD recognizes that parents play a integral role in children’s educational and lives, and the programs offered reflect this throughout the curriculum.

Charter and Private School District

Calgary also has many, independent and private schools. Not all of these schools have websites; however their contact information can be found here.

Some of the most popular private schools are listed below:

French Immersion District

French immersion programs in Calgary  cover Kindergarten through to Grade 12  and are offered at a number of schools by The Calgary Board of Education (CBE), The Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) and the following private schools:

For more information on all program in Calgary’s French immersion district, please visit Calgary French Immersion Schools

All French School District

Calgary also offers two all French Schools as well as 2 more in the outlying communities of Canmore and Cochrane.

Canmore French School

Cochrane French School


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