If you’re looking for great schools, you’ve come to the right place. Here in Okotoks, and the surrounding communities in the Municipality of Foothills, we have an excellent variety of quality educational facilities to choose from.
Education is covered from preschool all the way through to adult education. Public, Separate, and Private educational facilities are available, all providing diverse learning programs.
All school divisions in the area carry high rankings on the Fraser Institute School Report Cards.
The Foothills School Division operates 19 public schools, three open campus locations providing academic and behavioural support programs, three Hutterite Colony schools, and one residential program.
The Foothills School Division Administration office is at:
P.O. Box 5700
120-5th Avenue W
High River, AB T1V 1M7
Phone: 403-652-3001 or 403-938-6436
You will find a full list of all public schools in the area here: http://www.fsd38.ab.ca/our-schools/. This link includes information on Bell Times, includes Boundary Maps, and the School Calendar. Links to each available School Webpage can be found through this informative this page.
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools Administration office is at:
1 McRae Street
P.O. Box 1318
Okotoks, AB T1S 1B3
Phone: 403-938-2659 or 1-800-737-9383
Christ the Redeemer operates 2 Elementary and 1 Junior High School in both Okotoks and High River, and, 2 High Schools in each town. These schools service the outlying areas of the M.D. including Black Diamond, Longview, Turner Valley, Millarville, DeWinton, and, Heritage Heights.
Links to each School Website can be found through Christ the Redeemer’s main website noted above.
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is an independent country day school, offering Grades 1 through 12. Additional information is located on their website or by contacting them at:
Edison School is a private school located just outside Okotoks. They offer Lower, Middle, and Upper school programs, Grades 1 through 12. Additional information can be found on their website or by contacting them at:
Early Childhood Education
Okotoks and area has a good number of preschool facilities to choose from including French and Montessori programs. Some of these education providers are run through the school divisions, and some are private.
- Kids’ Stop Children’s Centre Preschool Program 403-995-4610
- Ecole Francophone d'Okotoks Preschool 403-815-4662
- Open Arms Catholic Preschool 403-852-8273
- Okotoks Preschool Academy 403-995-1438
- Serendipity Pre-Kindergarten 403-938-2811
- Sunshine Nursery School 403-938-5046
- Big Rock Early Childhood Services E.C.S. 403-938-6666
- Good Shepherd E.C.S. 403-938-4318
- Dr. Morris Gibson E.C.S. 403-938-6221
- Okotoks Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten 403-938-0400
- Percy Pegler E.C.S. 403-938-4449
- Salvation Army Children's Village E.C.S Day
- Treatment Program 403-652-5054
- Leap n' Learn Preschool 403-995-8137
Bow Valley College has campuses in Okotoks and High River for your post-secondary education needs 403-441-2399
Foothills Continuing Education Council 403-850-2187
Okotoks Community Resources & Leisure Learning 403-938-8955
The Town of Okotoks provides a link for finding dayhome options for your little ones as well as Before & After School care here: Okotoks Child Care Options