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Your Ultimate Guide to Edmonton School Selection

We'll provide you with an overview of the different types of schools in Edmonton to help you find the perfect fit for your children or yourself. Explore what makes each school unique and discover which one will give your kid(s) the best chance at success! 

With our guide in hand, there's no need to stress over which school is right for you. Our powerful, comprehensive guide provides everything an educational-seeker needs - whether it's a top-rated high school, private institution or elementary facility - so that finding a great school has never been easier! 

Scroll up and take advantage of our ultimate guide now! Get instant access today and soon enjoy selecting from only the very best education options available in Edmonton!

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Designated Public Schools

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Discovering the right school for your child in Edmonton is a breeze, as each neighborhood has its own dedicated public school. Rest easy knowing that when you move into a neighborhood, your child is guaranteed a spot in their assigned school

But what if you have a specific school in mind? While it's possible for your child to attend a different school, availability and transportation arrangements may come into play. It's important to note that enrolling in a school outside of your designated area does not guarantee admission.

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Catholic Schools

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Discover a wide selection of Catholic schools in Edmonton that offer a faith-based education for your child. Benefit from the combined support of the Alberta government and the Catholic Church in funding these esteemed institutions.

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Top Rated Edmonton Schools

Find the perfect school for your child with the Fraser Institute's Report Card on Canada Schools. This essential tool simplifies comparisons and highlights schools with the most effective academic programs. Stay informed about school improvements over time and come to interviews prepared with relevant questions.

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Where You Live is Where They Learn

Understanding Edmonton School Zones

Did you know that the school closest to your home is usually where your child attends? It's true! Whether it's just a short walk away or a bus ride, your home is directly connected to your child's education.

But what if you're considering a move? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Find out why researching nearby schools is crucial, especially if your child needs a specialized program. Even if you're not a parent, understanding the reputation of local schools can have a huge impact on property values.

Edmonton Private Schools

Discover exclusive private schools in Edmonton that offer customized education, empowering your child's full potential without government funding. While tuition fees may be higher, these schools provide a tailor-made learning experience for your child to truly set them apart.

The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton

Offers education options from kindergarten to Grade 9.  

Edmonton Academy

Private School for students who have been diagnosed with a specific learning disorder or learning disability (K-12)

Tempo School

Tempo School is a provincially accredited K-12 independent school that focuses on academics while using traditional teaching methods.

Edmonton Language Immersion Schools

Discover a world of language immersion schools in Edmonton! Alongside the standard English-language education system, these schools offer exciting opportunities for your child to learn French, Mandarin, German and more. Give your child the gift of bilingual education with our diverse selection of schools.

Chinese (Mandarin)

Caernarvon School (K-6)

Londonderry School (7-9)

M.E. LaZerte School (10-12)


Forest Heights School (K-6)

Allendale School (7-9)

Strathcona High School (10-12)


St. Matthew Elementary (K-6)

St. Brendan (7-9)

Austin O’Brien High (10-12)


Calder School (K-6)

Killarney School (7-9)

Glengarry School (10-12)

Navigating Alternative Schools

While proximity may determine your options in certain areas, don't limit yourself. Explore newer schools that may welcome students from near and far, offering the chance to access a different kind of educational experience. Don't hesitate to reach out directly to inquire about eligibility!

Dive into a diverse range of specialty options, both public and private, that cater to the unique needs and interests of your child. Language immersion programs provide a gateway to enhanced language proficiency, while Catholic schools offer a faith-based education in both public and private settings. Some institutions are specifically equipped to nurture students with learning disabilities, behavioural challenges, or autism. 

Victoria School of the Arts

School Spotlight

Discover the Victoria School of the Arts, the only school in Canada to offer the complete continuum of IB programmes for grades K-12. They are also proud to be one of the few schools in Canada to offer the new International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme. With six exciting programs to choose from, including Design and New Media, Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, Music, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship, students have the opportunity to explore their passion for the arts while also engaging in inquiry-based learning in their academic classes.

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