Board of Education


The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is the public school board in Calgary.

There are over 123,400 students enrolled in the CBE’s 246 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.

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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 142 elementary schools (Kindergarten – Grade 6)
  • There are 28 elementary/junior high schools combined
  • There are 51 junior high schools (Grades 7 – 9) 
  • There are six junior/senior high schools; combined
  • There are 19 senior high schools (Grade 10 – 12) 
  • There are 16 unique settings and outreach programs
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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 sizes, and special education  that are worth researching if you are looking for further information in those areas.

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