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Action for Bright Children (ABC) Calgary Society

Schools in Calgary: publicly-funded gifted and enrichment programs

K-12 congregated gifted


Westmount Charter School


K to gr 4, WCS elementary campus, 728-32 St NW
403.217.0426 

gr. 5 to 12, WCS mid-high campus, 2215 Uxbridge Dr NW
403.217.9427 

Middle and High School Gifted Programs

Calgary Board of Education (CBE) GATE Programs include:

Hillhurst Community School, gr. 4-6, 1418 - 7th Ave NW
403.777.6360

Nellie McClung School, gr. 4-6, 2315 Palliser Dr SW
403.777.8620

John Ware School, gr 7-9, 10020 - 19 St. SW
403.777.7930 

Queen Elizabeth Jr./Sr. High School,
gr.7-12, 512 - 18th St NW
403.777.6380

Calgary Catholic School District, Gifted and Talented Program

Blessed Cardinal Newman School, K-gr 9, 16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd. SE
403.500.2092

St. Jean Brebeuf School, gr 7-9, 5030 Northland Dr NW
403.500.2046

international baccalaureate


International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs for Sr. High:

CBE - IB

Henry Wise Wood High School, 910 - 75 Ave SW
403.253.2261

John G.Diefenbaker High School, 6620 - 4th St NW
403.274.2240

Lester B. Pearson High School, 3020 - 52nd St NE 
403.280.6565

Sir Winston Churchill High School, 5220 Northland Dr NW
403.289.9241

Western Canada High School, 641 - 17th Ave SW
403.228.5363



CSSD - IB

Bishop O’Byrne, 500 - 333 Shawville Blvd. SE
403.500.2103

Father Lacombe, 3615 Radcliffe Drive SE
403.500.2066

Notre Dame, 11900 Country Village Link NE
403.500.2109

St. Mary's, 111 - 18 Avenue SW - also combined IB/extended French
403.500-2024

St. Michael, 4511 - 8 Avenue SW
403.500.2021

Advanced placement


Advanced Placement (AP) Programs for Sr. High:

CBE - AP

Centennial High School, 55 Sun Valley Blvd. SE
403.256.8140

Central Memorial High School
, 5111 - 21st St SW
403.243.8880

Crescent Heights High School, 1019 - 1st St NW
403.276.5521, ext.2108

Dr E.P.Scarlett High School, 220 Canterbury Dr SW
403.281.3366

Ernest Manning High School, 20 Springborough Blvd. SW
403.249.3131

Forest Lawn High School, 1304 - 44th St SE
403.272.6665

Lord Beaverbrook High School, 9019 Fairmount Dr SE
403.259.5585

Queen Elizabeth Jr./Sr. High School
, 512 - 18th St NW
403.283.8434

William Aberhart High School, 3009 Morley Tr NW
403.289.2551

Charter - AP

Foundations for the Future High School, 1919-76 Ave SE
403.243.3316

Westmount Charter Mid-High School, 2215 Uxbridge Dr NW
403.217.9427

CSSD - AP

Bishop Carroll, 4624 Richard Road SW
403.500.2056

Bishop Grandin, 111 Haddon Road SW
403.500.2047

Bishop McNally, 5700 Falconridge Blvd. NE
403.500.2091

Notre Dame, 11900 Country Village Link NE
403.500.2109

St. Francis, 877 Northmount Drive. NW
403.500.2026

Science-infused curriculum

Langevin School (CBE), grades 2-9, 107 - 6A St NE
403.777.7350

CSSD has three Science & Technology Schools:
Our Lady of the Assumption, gr 7-9, 7311 - 34 Ave NW
403.500.2045

St Cyril, gr 7-9, 2990 Cedarbrae Dr. SW
403.500.2070

St Rose of Lima, gr 7-9, 2419 - 50 Street NE
403.500.2071

Bilingual Programs

CBE programs offered in Mandarin Chinese, German and Spanish; a total of 10 school sites: click here for info.

CSSD programs offered in Italian, Filipino and Spanish at several school sites: click here and pick "program" and then "languages".

French Immersion Programs:located at 20 CBE schools and 14 CSSD schools.
For K - 12 students who wish to become proficient in the French language while studying regular subjects, check links above.

other schools

New Horizons Charter School, Ardossan, AB (K to grade 9)

Private Schools in Canada for Gifted students

Hoagies list of Gifted Ed programs - Canada and elsewhere