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April 29, 2020

Watching your kid score a touchdown. Seeing your daughter act in her first school play. Dropping your son’s lunch off because he forgot it (again). These are important things in the lives of Legacy parents. They’re vital elements in each family’s school routine, shaped to work best for their own individual lifestyles. And developing those school routines gets a little easier when there’s a wide variety of schools nearby to choose from. That variety is something Legacy parents definitely have—there’s no shortage of schools to pick from—and three more will be built right in Legacy by the time the community is finished.

Whether you’re looking for public, private, athletic programs, advanced placement, French immersion or more, all of Legacy’s designated schools are located within an 18-minute drive from the community.

Public Schools

Prince Of Wales School
Grades: K-6 

School Programs: Regular 

Fraser Institute Ranking: 6.5/10 

With close proximity to Fish Creek Park, Prince of Wales School uses a variety of teaching methods to ensure they address the needs of diverse learners, ensuring all students reach their full potential. With a focus on critical thinking, problem solving and inquiry learning, Prince of Wales School strives to reach learning excellence by encouraging continuous and self-directed learning, developing leadership skills, encouraging students to participate in extra-curricular activities and celebrating individual successes.

Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School

Grades: 10-12 

School Programs: Regular, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Early French Immersion, Late French Immersion, Off-Campus Work Experience, Spanish Bilingual 

Total Enrollment: 1,637 

Athletic Programs: Badminton, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, rugby, soccer, swim & dive, track & field, volleyball, wrestling 

Fraser Institute Ranking: 8/10 

Located in Southwest Calgary, Dr E. P. Scarlett High School is ranked by the Fraser Institute as 28th in the province against all other high schools. Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School prepares graduates who are self-confident and lifelong learners through the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and responsibility. Dr. E. P. Scarlett offers a wonderful array of courses in dual credit classes, advanced placement, and early and late French immersion. It also offers a Spanish bilingual program and has several off-campus work experience courses for students.  

Wilma Hansen School

Grades: 5-9 

School Programs: Regular Programming 

Athletic Programs: Badminton, basketball, cross country, soccer, track & field, volleyball, wrestling 

The mission of Wilma Hansen School is to encourage a life-long commitment to quality learning, emotional development and responsible citizenship by providing diverse opportunities to promote the development of skills that encourage independent thinking, healthy attitudes and a sense of self-worth. With an excellent athletic program, outstanding access to technology and a wide variety of Career and Technology Foundation (CTF) opportunities such as woodworking, design and digital media, students can develop leadership skills to prepare them for high school. 

Catholic Schools

St. Catherine School

Grades: K-6 

School Programs: ELL Preschool, Regular Programming

Fraser Institute Ranking: 7/10 

Serving the communities of Canyon Meadows and Legacy, St. Catherine School is a Catholic school committed to the achievement of academic excellence for each student within a faith-based learning environment. The school serves area students from kindergarten to grade 6 and offers an ELL Preschool program for children with minimal or no English language skills.

St. Teresa of Calcutta

Grades: K-6 

School Programs: French Immersion only

St. Teresa of Calcutta school offers a well-rounded, faith-based education in a caring, inclusive and nurturing environment. St. Teresa of Calcutta believes that language learning and bilingual education is an important part of a student’s education, contributing to each individual’s educational experience, personal growth and development of higher-level critical thinking skills. 

St. Matthew School

Grades: K-9 

School Programs: Early (Kindergarten or Gr. 1) and Late French Immersion (Gr. 7-9), Educational Support II, Regular Programming 

Athletic Programs: Badminton, basketball, cross country running, dance works, flag football, track & field, volleyball, wrestling 

Fraser Institute Ranking: 7/10 

St. Matthew School is a Catholic school that empowers students to become positive and productive decision makers by providing a faith-based education that promotes life-long learning and student-centered academic excellence. St. Matthew School offers an Educational Support II (ESII) elementary and junior high program for students with moderate cognitive disabilities. This program addresses the individual needs of each student and emphasizes the development of essential and supportive skills including communication skills, motor skills, academic skills and life skills.

St. Stephen School

Grades: K-9 

School Programs: Regular Programming 

Athletic Programs: Badminton, basketball, cross country, flag football, track & field, volleyball, wrestling 

Serving the communities of Canyon Meadows, Legacy, Southwood and Woodbine, St. Stephen School has a mission to engage, encourage and embrace all students within a faith-based learning environment. Its kindergarten program focuses on seven areas of learning including literacy, early numeracy, citizenship and identity, environment and community awareness, personal and social responsibility, physical skills and well-being, and creative expression. As students move into elementary and junior high, they are offered opportunities for a variety of supplementary courses, options and services in addition to core curriculum. 

Bishop O’Byrne High School

Grades: 10-12 

School Programs: Dual Credit, International Baccalaureate, Hockey Canada Skills Academy, Regular Programming 

Athletic Programs: Badminton, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, rugby, soccer, swimming, track & field, volleyball, wrestling 

Fraser Institute Ranking: 7/10 

Ranked by the Fraser Institute as 56th in the province against other high schools, Bishop O’Byrne High School is a Catholic school that believes learning is most effective when it occurs in the context of a healthy, caring relationship involving all stakeholders in the teaching and learning process. Following a faith-based foundation, teachers, students and parents work together to provide a solid structure for learning, including addressing the individual needs of students through well-designed, engaging and interactive courses and opportunities for full curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

All Saints High School

Grades: 10-12 

School Programs: Advanced Placement, Extended French, Hockey Canada Skills Academy, Regular Programming 

Athletic Programs: Cross country, football, soccer, volleyball 

Located in Legacy, All Saints High School is a Catholic school that celebrates diversity and centers student learning within a faith-based educational environment, supporting all members of the school community to be the best they can be through educational programming and diverse co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. In addition to core curriculum, a variety of supplementary programming is available at All Saints High School. Fine arts programming offers instrumental music, visual arts and dramatic arts. Career technology studies courses include culinary arts, mechanics, cosmetology, communication technology, construction technology and sports medicine.  Find where All Saints High School is by checking out our community map!

Private Schools

Tanbridge Academy

Grades: K-9 

School Programs: Regular, Athletic Training 

Athletic Programs: Dance, equestrian, hockey, soccer

Tanbridge Academy is a private school in Southwest Calgary providing students with a well-rounded education that combines strong academic programming and enhanced athletic electives to create outstanding academic achievement, athletic skill development, sportsmanship and personal character. In addition to the core curriculum, Tanbridge Academy offers several complementary courses including art, digital media, leadership, physical education/health, culinary arts, Spanish, outdoor education, music and drama. 

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

Grades: K-12 

School Programs: Regular, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Global Scholar Diploma, Educational Technology 

Athletic Programs: Badminton, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, rugby, track & field, volleyball

Fraser Institute Ranking: 9/10 

Ranked 11th in the province by the Fraser Institute, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is guided by a mission to develop well-balanced students for a life of purpose by inspiring excellence in scholarship, leadership and character in a faith-based learning environment. Recognized nationally and internationally for delivering exceptional programs and a strong sense of community, learning and decision-making, actions at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir are guided by six core values: integrity, kindness, respect, responsibility, safety and service. 

Upon completion, there will be three more schools within Legacy itself! Register here to stay up to date!