Lycée Louis Pasteur is Calgary’s premier French school. As a non-denominational private school, we welcome students ages three years old to Grade 12. We are located in the quiet, residential neighborhood of Altadore. We are the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to offer a program of this nature.
The French curriculum is taught in French by French speakers, the majority of whom have received their teaching credentials from the French Ministry of Education. English is taught beginning in Kindergarten until Grade 12. For more information regarding English hours of instruction, see the FAQ in our Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High, and High School pages. Spanish is added to the curriculum in Grade 6 and is taught until Grade 12.
In addition to offering a unique curriculum, Lycée Louis Pasteur is a member of the AEFE, a network of 496 schools in 137 countries. In Canada, there are eight lycées. Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to be a member of this prestigious network. To learn more about lycée’s, visit our What is a Lycée page. To learn more about Lycée Louis Pasteur, our unique features, and our educational approach, click here and Start Your Journey.
We are the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. This year, the Lycée is home to families from 34 nationalities and all linguistic backgrounds. If your family does not speak French at home, you are not alone! 77% of Lycée families do not speak French at home. Lycée students are educated in a truly multicultural and multilingual environment, preparing them to become responsible citizens and leaders in a global community.
We are not a French immersion school or a Francophone school. These schools teach the Alberta Education curriculum in French. Lycée Louis Pasteur teaches the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. We are the only school in Calgary to offer a program of this nature.
By teaching the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula, students get the best of both worlds. They receive a French education augmented by important Canadian content. Graduates have a deep understanding of both the European culture in which they are educated and the Canadian culture into which they are integrated.
The French curriculum is taught in French by French speakers. This school year, 96% of the teachers delivering the French curriculum have received their teaching credentials from the French Ministry of Education. The Alberta curriculum is taught in English by English speakers. We are the only school in Calgary to be a member of this prestigious network. Students can move from one establishment to another, allowing them to study abroad by joining another lycée. We are the only school in Calgary to offer a program of this nature.
Our approach emphasizes academic performance while also fostering a love of learning and life-long curiosity. Small class sizes ensure individualized attention for students and enhanced communication between parents and teachers. We offer a blended approach to teaching that is unique in Calgary. We use traditional European and progressive Canadian teaching styles. Students benefit from the best each approach has to offer. Classes and activities emphasize academic excellence, physical, intellectual and emotional balance, and responsible citizenship. Homework assignments and class activities are uploaded to educational software include video audio and homework files for parents.
Break camps offer a simple, flexible, and convenient solution to childcare. Your child will love these camps! They will enjoy age-appropriate activities such as field trips, wall climbing, arts and crafts, and plenty of physical activity. The school year is divided into three trimesters. During each trimester, students receive one or two weeks of break. In total, students receive six break weeks during the school year and eight weeks during the summer.
When you enroll your child at the Lycée, you join a prestigious network of 496 schools in 137 countries that all teach the French Ministry of Education curriculum. Lycée students can enjoy a trimester or a year abroad in schools worldwide with zero interruption in their course of study. Studying abroad positively and unequivocally influences the career path, world-view, and self-confidence of students. It is often a defining moment in a young person’s life and continues to impact the participant’s life years after the experience. Grades 9 to 12 students are encouraged to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. To learn more about the AEFE network and the hundreds of Lycées across the globe.
The same year, we also welcome students from lycée is around the world. International students are part of what makes Lycée Louis Pasteur a genuinely multicultural school. International students can study at Lycée Louis Pasteur as an exchange student via our reciprocal student exchange program. Alternatively, they can also enroll through our International Program. Thanks to our partnership with Canada Homestay Network, a non-profit organization specializing in matching students and host families, students can spend one trimester, two trimesters, or an entire school year at Lycée Louis Pasteur. Students are placed with an English-speaking host family, allowing them to improve his/her English language skills while experiencing Canadian culture firsthand.