Board of Education


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

There are over 125,300 students enrolled in the CBE’s 365 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 219 schools offering elementary programs (Kindergarten – Grade 6) 
  • There are 91 schools offering junior high programs (Grade 7 to 9) 
  • There are 47 schools offering high school programs (Grade 10 – 12)  
  • There are 5 schools offering 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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