Education

The Palliser region has numerous educational systems that range from Public, Private, Catholic, Christian and Francophone. There are also numerous libraries in the region that are part of the Shortgrass Library System.

For a complete list of educational institutions, visit our Community Profiles or school divisions below.

Primary and Secondary Education

We are proud of our history of exemplary school system performance. In the Fraser Institute’s 2011/12 Report Card, South Central High School in Oyen, McCoy High School in Medicine Hat, and St. Joseph’s High School in Brooks all ranked in the top 50 out of 279 schools analyzed.

The region’s school divisions include:

Grasslands Public Schools
Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education
Medicine Hat School District No. 76
Prairie Land Regional Division
Prairie Rose Regional Division No. 8
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools
Greater Southern Public Francophone Region
CAPE Chartered School

Post-Secondary Education

Medicine Hat College

Medicine Hat College is the region’s largest post-secondary education offering courses over six major program areas. The College attracts over 8,000 learners from both in and outside of the Palliser region. Visit our dedicated webpage for more.

Cypress College

Cypress College (in Medicine Hat) offers diploma programs in Administrative Technologies, Computer Technologies and Sales & Business Management.

Athabasca University

Athabasca University is Canada’s leading distance-education and online university, making it possible for students to earn a university education regardless of location.

Out of Region Schooling

Many Alberta-based post-secondary institutions exist outside the Palliser region, with two major ones being the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.

Financial Assistance

Many students with College aspirations have unique financial circumstances and needs. As such, local Universities and Colleges and the province of Alberta offer Financial Aid and Awards to assist you in reaching your full potential.

Student Aid Alberta
Government of Canada Student Financial Assistance