Board of Education


There are over 103,000 students enrolled in the Calgary Board of Education’s 221 public schools, from kindergarten to high school.

The school board’s programs are designed to enrich the lives of our students and to promote quality learning.

Photo: Creative Commons Safran Centre (Central High School) by Bill Longstaff. An office space for the Calgary Board of Education. It remains one of the city's most picturesque sandstone buildings.Used under CC from Flickr.
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Public Schools


Here are some quick facts about public schools in Calgary:

  • The first public school was founded in the city in 1884
  • There are 132 elementary schools (Kindergarten – Grade 6)
  • There are 28 elementary/junior high schools combine
  • There are 22 junior high schools (Grades 7 – 9) 
  • There are six junior/senior high schools; combined
  • There are 16 senior high schools (Grade 10 – 12) 
  • There are 16 unique settings and outreach programs
Photo: Creative Commons Central Memorial High School 1 by Thivierr. Used under CC from Wikipedia.
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Alternative Programs

Alternative Programs

The school board offers more than 50 alternative programs including:

  • Academic enrichment for critical and analytical thinkers
  • Adult high school upgrading
  • Continuing education
  • English as a second language
  • Home-based learning and homeschooling
  • Language programs supporting studies in Mandarin, French, German, Spanish and others
  • Special education
  • Sports-enhanced learning opportunities

The Alberta government’s website has sections related to class sizesspecial education and curriculum for each grade level that are worth researching if you are looking for further information in those areas.

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