Central Alberta is proud of the region’s education system which includes public and private schools. Year-round schooling and French immersion programs are just some of the other available options.
Universally accessible education is provided through Central Alberta schools, operated by school boards, and overseen by the Government of Alberta. Free education is provided up to the end of high school for all citizens and permanent residents under 20 years of age. Central Alberta residents can choose from a wide range of options in public and private education.
Public School districts in Central Alberta:
- Clearview School Division
- Chinooks Edge School Division
- Golden Hills School Division
- Red Deer Public School District
- Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools
- Wild Rose School Division
- Wolf Creek School Division
Separate School Boards
- East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools Regional Division No. 16
- Red Deer Catholic Regional Division No. 39
- Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 38
Post-secondary institutions in Central Alberta offer a broad range of technical and academic programming, and post-secondary courses. Whether students want to fast-track their way into the work force with a career certificate or diploma program, apprentice in a skilled trade or earn a university degree, our colleges are able to meet their academic needs. Continuing education, academic upgrading, and literacy programs are also available.
Here, you can get an affordable, high-quality education that will put you in good standing in the workforce. Flexible courses of study and programs means that job-ready education is within the reach of everyone.
For more information on Alberta Post-Secondary institutions, visit ALIS – Educators.
Take advantage of ApplyAlberta This online system allows you to apply to one or more post-secondary institutions and transfer your transcripts between participating institutions in the province.
Or, you can get an education without ever setting foot inside a classroom. Here are some e-learning options:
Be sure to check out more on distance learning in Alberta.
The Community Learning Network is a nonprofit organization operating in Alberta that unites the more than 80 Community Adult Learning Centres (CALCs) in Alberta. These CALCs address the part-time, non-credit learning needs of adults within specific geographic boundaries — emphasizing literacy, ESL, and other learning gaps in Albertan communities. Find a CALC near you!