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Subject Matter Science Program

Science Program

Is the Science Program the Right Choice for My Child?

A successful student demonstrates:

  • a love of science and curiosity about how the world works
  • willingness to take risks in learning and is comfortable with ambiguity
  • a resiliency for learning in outdoor environments in all weather conditions
  • a willingness to conform to uniform regulations when/where expected

Characteristics of a Science​​ Program

  • Fosters critical thinking through science and technology perspectives
  • Emphasizes the development of scientific literacy
  • Engages students through the practice of scientific inquiry
  • Investigating problems, formulating hypotheses, testing, and reporting their observations and findings
  • Instills a collaborative approach to seeking solutions to complex problems
  • Engages with experts in the field of science and technology
  • Explores opportunities to participate in science across all areas of curriculum
  • Instructional focus on inquiry, experiential learning and integrated project work using the Alberta Education curriculum
  • Monthly or bi-weekly field studies per year for each student, parents are required to volunteer for a minimum of 3 field studies per registered student
  • Fees will be assessed for each student per year to cover the cost of field studies


How to Register for the 2023-24 School Year​

Alternative and Language Programs have their own registration process. Visit the Alternative Program Registration page for information on how to register. ​


  • See Fees page for fees that apply to all CBE students
  • Kindergarten = up to $100 (field study)
  • Grade 1 to 9 = up to $200 (f​ield study)


Please see Transportation for Alternative Programs​ for important information. Parents will want to carefully consider the transportation services to and from the alternative program they want to enrol their child in.

Find a School

Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose.

Find your designated school with our find a school tool along with the school's contact information and website address. Be sure to use the drop down arrow for 'Program Options' to select 'Science'.


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