Established in 1966, Lycée Louis Pasteur is celebrating 50 years of excellence!

Our Story

Lycée Louis Pasteur is Calgary's premier French school. As a non-denominational private school, we welcome students ages 3 years old to Grade 12.

Originally reserved for children of expatriate French nationals, the school's reputation for quality academic schooling spread and in 1982, the school was open to families from all nationalities and all linguistic backgrounds. 

We are the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to offer programming of this nature.  

The French curriculum is taught in French by French speakers, the majority of whom have received their teaching credentials from the French Ministry of Education. English is taught beginning in Kindergarten until Grade 12. For more information regarding English hours of instruction, see the FAQ in our Maternelle, Elementary, Junior High and High School pages. Spanish is added to the curriculum in Grade 6 and is taught until Grade 12.

In addition to offering a unique curriculum, Lycée Louis Pasteur is a member of the AEFE, a network of 495 schools in 137 countries. In Canada, there are eight lycées. Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to be a member of this prestigious network. To learn more about lycée's, visit our What's a Lycée page.

As a member of this prestigious network, Lycée students can enjoy a trimester or a year abroad in schools around the globe with zero interruption in their course of study.

Lycée Louis Pasteur is located in the quiet, residential neighborhood of Garrison Woods.

To learn more about Lycée Louis Pasteur, its unique features and its approach to education, click here and Start Your Journey!


To provide challenging and stimulating bilingual education within a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.


Education for Participation in the Global Community


At the Lycée Louis Pasteur we value:

  • The integration of the curricula and learning philosophies of Alberta and France
  • Culturally diverse student and educator school population
  • Sustainable academic excellence
  • Student achievement fostered through independent and supportive learning
  • Curriculum embedded art, music and physical education
  • Community awareness and responsibility