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Grade: 
10-12, Year-Round
Address: 
120 - 23 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 2P1
Phone: 
403-777-7630


School Location

Louise Dean Centre is located in the northwest community of Kensington.

About the School

Louise Dean Centre is a schooling program for pregnant and parenting teens. The school currently operates with a September to June traditional program along with a six-week summer school component. Students enter the program throughout the year. Most of the students are residents of Calgary, although students throughout Alberta and other provinces also attend.

To support the young women while they are at Louise Dean Centre, a team consisting of an educator, a social worker, and a health professional works with them to improve academic achievement, social/emotional concerns, and healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their babies. The team also accesses other supports as needed such as medical care, career development, and financial assistance.

Catholic Family Services provides counseling for the students and facilitates support groups for parenting teens, teen fathers, grandparents, and young women considering adoption. In addition to counseling, Catholic Family Services provides the on-site licensed daycare facility, the Dr. Clara Christie Infant Learning Centre, which operates during the school week to provide care for infants under the age of eighteen months. The Centre is licensed for 40 babies. The trained staff also assist the young mothers with parenting skills and offer regular workshops on topics of interest to the students.

Calgary Health Region has staff in the areas of nursing, childbirth education and dental hygiene.


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