The Calgary Region has comprehensive educational options from pre-school to post-secondary institutions. Calgary Region primary and secondary schools are consistently ranked among the best in Alberta; in 2008, six of the top eight schools were in the Calgary Region.


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More than 250,000 children attend primary school in the Calgary Region.


Public School System

City of Calgary
Calgary Board of Education

East, West, and North of Calgary
Rockyview School Division

South of Calgary
Foothills School Division


Separate School System (Catholic)

City of Calgary + North of Calgary
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1

South, West and East of Calgary
Christ the Redeemer School Division



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There are five public post-secondary institutions in the Calgary Region, including two major universities:

The University of Calgary

Mount Royal University

SAIT Polytechnic

Bow Valley College

Alberta College of Art and Design

There are a number of private post-secondary schools, including:

St. Mary’s University

Ambrose University

DeVry Institute of Technology

University of Phoenix