Canmore, Banff & Area Schools

 Canmore Schools

Canmore, Banff & Area Schools

Are you considering a move to or within Canmore, Banff, or elsewhere in the Bow Valley, but are unsure of the options for schools? The schools available may influence your choice in neighbourhood or community when purchasing your next home.

Quality education your children is so important in today’s day and age. A foundation of knowledge and skills will se them up for a lifetime of success and happiness. We all hopefully have fond memories of walking or biking to and from school as children. Canmore, Banff & the Bow Valley are world-class locations to raise your children, and our schools show that in spades.

Canmore, Banff & Area Schools – Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Schools

Elizabeth Rummel School

Canmore Schools

School Website Here

  • Kindergarten – Grade 3
  • Principal: Brian Wityshyn
  • Phone: (403) 678-6292
  • Fax: (403) 678-3918
  • Address: 1033 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 1C8

This charming Kindergarten -Grade 3 school is located in the centre of the Cougar Creek neighbourhood, in very close proximity to Benchlands, Eagle Terrace, Lady Macdonald and Grotto areas. This is the closest school to the Silvertip neighbourhood.

Lawrence Grassi Middle School

Canmore Schools

School Website Here

  • Grade 4 – Grade 8
  • Principal: Natasha Miles
  • Phone: (403) 678-6006
  • Fax: (403) 678-4881
  • Address: 610 – 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 2H5

This downtown landmark school has great sports fields and a large playground. Grades 4-8. Walking distance for all of downtown & South Canmore. Lions Park, Hospital Hill, Larch, Railway & Bow Valley Trail neighbourhoods are all within close proximity as well.

Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy

Kindergarten to Grade 12 – see below for full info

Alpenglow School

Kindergarten to Grade 6 – see below for full info

Banff Elementary School

Banff Elementary

School Website Here

  • Kindergarten – Grade 8
  • Principal: Nadine Trottier
  • Phone: (403) 762-4465
  • Fax: (403) 762-4036
  • Address: PO Box 748, 325 Squirrel Street, Banff, AB T1L 1K1

This newly renovated, gorgeous school is in a very quiet location in central/downtown Banff. Steps to downtown and the Norquay exit for parents who may need to commute to Banff and drop kids off. Very accessible with bussing for most Banff residents.

Exshaw School

School Website Here

  • Kindergarten – Grade 8
  • Principal: Nadine Dack-Doi
  • Phone: (403) 673-3656
  • Fax: (403) 673-2111
  • Address: PO Box 40, 27 Mount Allen Drive, Exshaw, AB T0L 2C0

The Exshaw School is well located for Exshaw residential access. This kindergarten to grade 8 school is perfect for local families with young children.

Canmore, Banff & Area Schools – High Schools

Canmore Collegiate High School

Canmore Schools

School Website Here

  • Grade 9 – Grade 12
  • Principal: Chris Rogers
  • Phone: (403) 678-6192
  • Fax: (403) 678-1902
  • Address: 1800 – 8th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2

Canmore Collegiate High School offers grades 9 through 12. Located between Lions Park and Larch neighbourhoods, this high school is easy to access from South Canmore, and busses are available from all over town. Excellent sports facilities.

Banff Community High School

Banff

School Website Here

  • Grade 9 – Grade 12
  • Principal: Chris Rogers
  • Phone: (403) 762-4411
  • Fax: (403) 762-9220
  • Address: PO Box 748, 330 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1K1

Located just on Banff Avenue, this is another landmark school. A convenient public transit hub is just out front, and a great sports field that doubles as an ice rink in winter. Central access for most Banff residents with bussing.

Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy

Kindergarten to Grade 12 – see below for full info

Canmore Catholic Schools, Canmore Specialized Schools

Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy

Canmore Schools

School Website Here

  • Kindergarten – Grade 12
  • Vice-Principals – Targa, Remo – Vice Principal / Religion / Junior Science. Watson, Sarah – Vice Principal
  • Phone: 403-609-3699
  • Address: 3100A Stewart Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 3M6

The Bow Valley’s only Catholic school. This wonderful school offers a full scope of Catholic education, from kindergarten through to grade 12. Located in the Three Sisters community, this school has a large footprint and ample playing fields. Close to Three Sisters and Stewart Creek, with bussing from across the entire Bow Valley including Banff.

Alpenglow School

School Website Here

  • Kindergarten – Grade 6
  • Principal: Chris Rogers
  • Phone: (403) 678-6192
  • Fax: (403) 678-1902
  • Address: 1800 – 8th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 1Y2

From the school: “Guided by the principles of Waldorf education and nature connection experiences, our programs are designed to match the natural stages of human development and to allow children to build a sense of wonder and thirst for knowledge. Compassion, imagination and creativity are nurtured in our home-like school environment and a strong foundation for future learning and development is established by integrating the arts, academics and nature immersion. We strive to empower children and to guide them to explore their full potential.”

Located centrally in South Canmore. Walking distance from downtown, Lions Park, Larch and close to Railway & Bow Valley Trail neighbourhoods.

Canmore & Banff Post-Secondary & Adult Education

The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity

School Website Here

  • 403.762.6100
  • 107 Tunnel Mountain DrivePO Box 1020 Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L 1H5

The Banff Centre is an unmistakeable feature of Banff, located up on Tunnel Mountain and looking down across the town of Banff and valley. First established in 1933 and continually evolving throughout the years, the Banff Centre offers programs in the performing and fine arts, as well as leadership. It also hosts artist-in-residence. This community hub boasts a library, conference and concert facilities, world-class performances and amazing community initiatives. I highly recommend walking the campus for yourself!

Bow Valley College

School Website Here

While Bow Valley College unfortunately closed their physical Canmore campus in August 2020, they still offer many opportunities for Canmore and area learners – from GED to University transfer courses and career programs.

Canmore, Banff & Area Schools

With so many excellent options for your children’s education, it’s no wonder so many young families choose the Bow Valley to raise their families. If you have any questions about Banff or Canmore Schools and which neighbourhoods might be the best fit for your family, please don’t hesitate to contact me today. Cheers!

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