Grande Prairie is fortunate to be served by Alberta’s world-class education system with exciting program options for students at any stage.


From pre-kindergarten right through to post-secondary, choice is abundant with many daycare and day home facilities, approximately 32 schools in four districts, and the Northwestern Polytechnic.

Each school district offers unique and specialized possibilities, including French Immersion, Francophone Education, and Montessori programming. The college offers post-secondary programs from trades and diplomas to university-transfer programs and on-campus completion agreements with universities across Canada. 

Whichever educational path you decide to take, you’ll be set up for success starting in Grande Prairie.


The Grande Prairie Public School District

The Grande Prairie Public School District (GPPSD) offers French Immersion programming for students from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12, Montessori programming for preschool to Grade 6 and International- Baccalaureate programming for Grades 10–12.

GPPSD also includes the Academy, a performance driven academic and athletic training program for students in hockey, dance, soccer, and golf. Additionally, GPPSD students have the opportunity to earn credits towards their post-secondary studies thanks to dual credit partnerships with the Grande Prairie Regional College and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.


The Grande Prairie & District Catholic School Division

The Grande Prairie and District Catholic School division serve students of all faiths and backgrounds. French Immersion Programming is available through the Catholic school system to students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and the Celtic Academy, a multi-sport based program is offered to students in Grades 4–12 and is based on the Long-Term Athlete Development program.


The Northwest Francophone Education Region

The NorthWest Francophone Education Region No 1 (Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest No 1 - CSNO) offers preschool to Grade 12 student’s high quality Francophone education at École Nouvelle Frontière, Grande Prairie’s only Francophone school. École Nouvelle Frontière offers Alberta Education’s curriculum, along with a rich cultural programming which supports a sense of belonging to the francophone community.


Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) is a comprehensive community institution offering university transfer, diploma and certificate programs; apprenticeship and pre-employment trades training; and adult high school equivalency completion.

The highly qualified faculty, affordable tuition, small classes, personal contact, and extensive scholarship and awards program offered by NWP attract students from across the country.