Alberta Education

Alberta’s K-12 education system

How Alberta’s school system works, school locations, and administrative planning, reporting and funding.

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The Minister of Education is the Honourable Demetrios Nicolaides.

Albertans invest each year in public education to educate the Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Alberta’s francophone, public and separate schools. Costs of building and maintaining schools is also necessary.

The provincial government collects taxes and decides each year how much money to allocate to school boards, who decide how to spend that money locally. While taxpayers foot most of the bill for public education, school boards may collect a little money through local fees, selling goods and services, investments and local fundraising.