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. 

Registration at Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools is not determined on a first come, first served basis. Registration and admission to schools in CBE are governed by the Education Act and Administrative Regulation 6090 | Child and Student Registration and Admission.

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Kindergarten

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 17 - Registration opens. Expression of Interest Form is required to be completed. Forms found online and submitted digitally to the school (not first come, first served)
February 15 - Registration closes at noon
February 16 - Lottery of registrations (order drawn determines acceptance)
March 11 - 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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