Aspen Woods is a great place to raise a family. The southwestern Calgary community is home to many great schools and neighbourhood facilities. The Fraser Institute offers school ratings and ranks in four Canadian Provinces. Here is Aspen Woods' current list of top elementary schools according to the Fraser Institute.

Aspen Woods' Top Elementary Schools According to the Fraser Institute

Number Three: Calgary French and International Thinks Globally

Calgary French and International has a rating of nine out of ten according to the Fraser Institute. With an average parent income of approximately $150 000, Calgary French and International school has an ESL percentage of 15.5 percent. The private school is a part of the Calgary French and International School Society, and is ranked 19th in a total of 782 Alberta schools.

Calgary French and International teaches all levels from Pre-K to Grade 12, and offers many services for students and their families. The impressive facilities feature two fully equipped cafeterias as well as libraries and resource rooms. There are also two full-sized gymnasiums available for rental on evenings and weekends. Transportation is available throughout Calgary, and Calgary French and International offers before and after-school programs to families of Kindergarten to Grade Six students.

Educational programs at the school go beyond regular curriculum and include the resources and support children need to reach their full potential. This rich learning environment goes beyond the classroom as children learn and explore the world on a local and global scale. Calgary French and International is well-deserving of the number 3 spot on our list of Aspen Woods top elementary schools.

Number Two: St. Joan of Arc Catholic School

St. Joan of Arc Elementary is the second highest rated school in Aspen Woods. With a Fraser Institute rating of 9.1, the school is ranked 16 out of a total of 782 Alberta schools. The school is a part of the Calgary Catholic School District, and offers education at both the elementary and junior high levels. The average parent income for this school is around the same as that of Calgary French and International.

The school has an ESL percentage of 8.9, and has good programming for both ESL and special needs students. The test scores for St. Joan of Arc are high, with average scores in all subjects ranging from 76.0 to 85.0 percent. Language Arts for both the grade 3 and grade 6 levels represent the lowest scoring test results.

Number One: Webber Academy Tops Test Scores

Webber Academy is not just one of the best schools in Aspen Woods, it's also ranked by the Fraser Institute as the number one school in Alberta. With a perfect rating of 10, Webber Elementary caters to resident children with average parent income of just over $200 000. The school has maintained the number one spot for years, and regularly produces impressive test scores.

Located in a beautiful setting, Webber Academy's facilities include a Performing Arts Centre and cross-country trails that run through the aspens. The school offers education at all levels, and offers a Modern High School Science Centre for older students. With a mandate to be a university preparatory, co-educational, non-denominational, high quality accredited private school, Webber Academy has been recognized by Revenue Canada as a charitable organization.

Aspen Woods is home to many schools that are ranked highly by the Fraser Institute. Being home to the number one school in Alberta is just one more reason that this southwestern Calgary community is a valuable investment for your family's future. For more information on Aspen Woods schools and other community resources, or for any Aspen Woods real estate inquiries, contact Ross Pavl at (403) 837-8100.

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