STUDENT LIFE

Lycée international de Calgary offers an expansive platform of student-life services to develop and encourage well-rounded students.

At Lycée international de Calgary, learning and growth extend far beyond the classroom!

Before and After School Programs

Our Before and After School Program supports busy parents and positions students to succeed in much more than just their academic endeavours!

The Before and After School Program includes:
• Daycare (before and after school)
• Extra-curricular activities & clubs
• Study hall

Qualified staff supervise all aspects of the program

Parents can enrol their child every weekday or select the weekday(s) they wish to attend. For example, you can register for Tuesdays only. Registration for the Before and After School Program occurs prior to the start of each trimester.

View the Before and After School Program fees here.

Daycare

Daycare is available to students from 3-years-old to Grade 9.

Daycare is available on school days from 7:30 am each morning and until 6:00 pm each evening.

Families can register for the entire school year or per trimester.

View the Daycare fees here.

Extra-Curricular Activities

A number of extra-curricular activities such as sports, STEM, art, music, leadership, and more are available to students.

Registration for extra-curricular activities occurs prior to each trimester.

View the Extra-Curricular Activities fees here.

Study Hall

Supplementary academic support (study hall) is available to students in grades 1 through 9, Monday through Thursday from 3:35 to 4:30 pm.

During Study Hall, students tend to their homework and lessons with the guidance of a certified teacher.

Families can register for the entire school year or per trimester.

View the Study Hall fees here.

We offer an optional hot lunch service for families. Sign up today and make your morning rush easier!

HOT LUNCH PROGRAM

Lycée international de Calgary offers a healthy and nutritious hot lunch program for families on the go.

Available to ALL students, these tasty meals are prepared daily by a professional chef whose menu emphasizes healthy, fresh, and locally sourced ingredients.

Meals are served daily and include:

• A fresh starter course (options include – crudités, salad, cheese, etc.)
• Hot entrées (gluten-free and vegetarian available on request)
• Two sides (one starch, one vegetable)
• Fresh fruit
• Healthy, dairy-based dessert
• Yogurt drinks and juice are available on occasion.

The Hot Lunch Program supports Lycée Calgary’s objective to provide a healthy and stimulating learning environment for students. You won’t find vending machines filled with junk food at the Lycée. Pop, sweets and fast food are not available for purchase.

Registration can be made for the entire year or prior to the start of each trimester. More information about the cost of the Hot Lunch Program is available here.

Our break week day camps and summer childcare supports working parents while providing a fun and stimulating environment for your little one!

Break Week Camps

The school year is divided into three trimesters, each with one or two weeks of break. There are a total of six weeks throughout the school year, and eight weeks of summer vacation.

Day camps are offered each school break week and over summer vacation. Break week day camps offer a flexible and convenient solution to your childcare needs. Your child will love these camps! Day camps include age-appropriate activities such as field trips, climbing, arts and crafts, and plenty of physical activity.

Camp activities vary depending on the age of your child. Age groups include 3 and 4-year-olds, 5 and 6-year-olds, and 7 to 12-year-olds.

2021-2022 break weeks are:

October 25 to October 29, 2021
December 17, 2021 to December 31, 2021 – No camps over the holidays
February 22 to February 28, 2022
April 25 to May 6, 2022

Lycée international de Calgary emphasizes academic excellence, responsible citizenship, along with physical, intellectual and emotional well-being for all students.

Competitive Sports Teams

Is your child a budding athlete? We think they would look great in a Phoenix uniform.

Phoenix Teams are Lycée Calgary’s competitive sports teams – open to students in grades 7 through 12. These teams compete against other private schools in Calgary throughout the school year.

Competitive sports teams include basketball, golf, badminton, cross-country, track and field, and soccer.

Junior high student playing sports

CLIMBING WALL

Lycée international de Calgary is proud to be one of the only schools in Calgary with an indoor climbing wall for student use. Rock climbing tests both physical and mental abilities, making it a great activity for students as they can learn new problem-solving skills.

The Lycée’s ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) certified climbing instructor guides students through various climbing routes, games and activities designed to develop climber’s confidence, both on and off the wall.

Students from 3-years-old to Grade 3 learn to use our state-of-the-art TRUBLUE belays – a fully automatic system giving the climber the freedom to climb the wall safely without the need for a ground belayer*. Students also learn basic climbing/movement techniques, helping them progress as climbers.

Students in Grade 4 and above learn “Top Rope Climbing” – a style of roped climbing where the climber is attached to a rope that leads to the top of the wall, allowing them to climb up while attached to a ground belayer below. Students learn more advanced climbing techniques – allowing them to climb more efficiently and progress up to more difficult walls/climbing routes.

*All Lycée climbing equipment (harnesses, ropes, belays, holds, etc) is carefully and thoroughly inspected on a regular basis by our ACMG certified instructor.

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Technology at Lycée

With the use of technology ever increasing, the Lycée prepares students for the responsibilities and the reality of digital citizenship. The school works closely with faculty and parents to ensure students are ready for tomorrow’s digital world.

The Lycée currently has iPads and Macbooks dedicated for student use. Each grade level is distributed a number of iPads, based on need and number of students, that are used for individual and/or group work.

Student playing with VR
Private school student writing on white board

All classrooms are equipped with a projector and screen, and most have AppleTVs and interactive whiteboards.

Students in Grades 6 -12 are lent a Macbook for the school year. Students in Grade 5 and below have access to an iPad (1:1) that can be used during class time (at the teacher’s discretion), or for homework or Distance Learning (as needed).

Online safety is an important component of technology use; especially in today’s world of social media. Students take part in regular internet safety workshops that teach best practices while online, techniques to protect personal information and the importance of their digital footprint.

SOFTWARE

Student, Teacher & Parent Communication

Seesaw is a classroom software used by the 3-year-old to Grade 5 classes to keep track of classroom work activities. Parents are given login information each year and teachers regularly post messages (reminders, homework, photos of classwork) on the platform. Parents can see homework, school projects, and communicate directly with the teacher as needed.

Pronote is a French school administration software used in Grade 6 and above. The software allows administrators to create student and teachers timetables, view room availability, assign homework, track attendance, etc. It also contains parents’ contact information and is used to send out report cards. Teachers, administration, students and parents are provided with usernames and passwords at the beginning of the school year.

Google Classroom is also used by teachers and students in grades 6 to 12 for classwork, group work and homework.

students working with technology

LIBRARY

The Lycée library contains over 14,000 publications in three different languages (French, English and Spanish).

The Lycée is proud to offer students a uniquely designed and accommodating space to read and learn. With nooks for private, quiet reading, as well as group sectionals – our students are able to expand their minds.

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Your child will belong to an exclusive global network of schools that provides a unique opportunity to study overseas for up to a year!

Study Abroad

When your child joins the Lycée Community, they join a prestigious network of over 500 schools in 140 countries that teach the French Ministry of Education curriculum.

Lycée students can enjoy a trimester or up to a year abroad in schools around the globe.

Studying abroad positively and unequivocally influences the career path, worldview, and self-confidence of students. It is often a defining moment in a young person’s life and continues to impact their life for years after the experience.

Grade 9 to 12 students are encouraged to take advantage of this amazing opportunity and study at one of the 500 schools within the international AEFE network.

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First Day of School:

September 2, 2021

Fall Break:

October 25 to October 29, 2021

End of Year Break:

December 17 to December 31, 2021

Winter Break:

February 22 to Feb 28, 2022

Spring Break:

April 25 to May 6, 2022

Last Day of School:

June 29, 2022