Middle schools in each province generally cover 2 to 3 years that form the bridge between elementary and high school. In most provinces, middle school includes grades 6-8, and students then continue on to secondary school in grade 9.
Education in Canada is overseen by the different provincial education ministries, rather than one federal ministry. Therefore, there may be differences between the middle school programs of different provinces, and even between different school districts within Alberta. These might include differences of terminology, of grading and assessment, of the specific curriculum, and even of which grade levels a middle school covers.
To learn more, follow the links in the right-hand menu to read about how to prepare for and apply to middle schools in Alberta, about going from middle to high school in Alberta, and about general middle school experience you can expect. We've also compiled a list of common questions about middle schools in order to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this unique part of the provincial education system.