​During a health emergency when access to school buildings is being limited for everyone's safety, please follow the Registration instructions outlined on the CBE website.

New to the CBE

Registration Process During a Health Emergency

To register new students during the COVID-19 pandemic follow the steps outlined in Registration on the Calgary Board of Education website. Look on the Kindergarten to Grade 9 or High School Registration pages.

General Registration Information

If you have questions for our school, contact us for information.

It is not possible to register at the school on holidays and during the summer. During the summer break you can find more information and dates on our Back to School page.

Non-Canadian students have a different registration process: please see our Non-Canadian Students page for details.​

​​​​Transferring between CBE schools

At the CBE, when you are transitioning from elementary to middle school, or from middle school to high school, you will be automatically registered at your designated school according to your home address.​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​

If you would like to transfer from one CBE school to another, visit our Transfer page for details. Please note that some schools are quite full and may not be able to accept all transfer requests​​​​.


How to Register

Discover Montessori at CBE

Information and Registration Guide 2021 (available under Resources)

Killarney School Montessori Program **Watch for further Open House information coming to our website January 15, 2021

Why Alternative Programs?

  • Providing families choices to meet the unique learning needs of each student
  • Programs focus on a particular language, culture, subject (Arts, Science), or teaching philosophy
  • Informed choice is essential what is THIS particular program about and how does it meet MY child’s needs?

Key Messages

  • Each program has unique features
  • Integrity of the program remains the same across sites
  • All sites follow Alberta Programs of Study with ATA certificated teachers
  • All schools requiring a lottery follow the CBE lottery process
  • Align with CBE system timeframe for registration

Unique to CBE Montessori Programs

  • Alberta Programs of Study are developed through the Montessori philosophy, methodology and materials
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Geometry
  • Botany/Zoology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Multi aged cohorts where possible to promote long lasting relationships and peer mentorship
  • Cosmic Education with a focus on interconnectedness
  • Peace Education to promote stewardship of community and social responsibility
  • Leadership promoted through active service in the community
  • Montessori trained teachers on staff provide leadership and ongoing professional development of Montessori principles and materials

Registration Information

Registration Timeline

January 11 - Registration opens. Forms found online and submitted digitally to the school (not first come, first served)
February 9 - Registration closes at noon
February 10 - Lottery of registrations (order drawn determines acceptance)
March 1 - Deadline for acceptance email to be sent to successful lottery candidates. Families have 10 days to accept/decline the placement after receiving the email

Registration / Lottery Process

Priority 1 - Siblings attending Killarney during 2021-22 school year and family lives in walk zone
Priority 2 - no siblings attending Killarney and family lives in walk zone
               -  siblings attending Killarney during 2021-22 school year and family lives outside walk zone
Priority 3 - Family lives in Killarney designated attendance area (see map on school profile)
Priority 4 - Non-residents of CBE (see registration form for details) The lottery process is used where a program
is oversubscribed

Registration / Transportation Considerations

  • K 6 yellow bus transportation provided following CBE congregated stop guidelines for alternative programs
  • Parents pay an annual fee for CBE yellow bus service 2021-2022
  • Congregated stops are reviewed annually and informed by pre-registration for transportation, online
    through MyCBE/PowerSchool
  • Congregated stops may not be within walking distance and alternate arrangements may be required to
    access the congregated stop
  • Transportation info on CBE website


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What School is Next​ 

Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose. If you are going to be attending your designated school in your current program, registration is done automatically through your current school’s main office. To find out what your designated school is, use our Find a School​ ​tool. You can apply to attend any school, even if it is not your designated one. Each principal determines if their school has capacity to accept out-of-boundary students, usually after enrolment numbers are determined. For more information, contact ​the school you are interested in attending. Transportation services may not be available if you are attending a non-designated school.​​​​​ 

Visit the CBE website to see when other schools are having open houses, should you want to learn more about your next school.​​​​​​

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