Cochrane schools fall under Rocky View Schools and the Calgary Catholic School District. There is also an active home-schooling network, Cochrane Home Educators.
Public school in Alberta generally starts with half-day kindergarten; full-time classes start in grade one and continue until grade 12. There are programs that include religious instruction, French immersion, and more.
* French immersion
*** Conseil scolaire FrancoSud
Buses for local schools are handled by Southland Transportation. For tutors and other support services, look in the online Business Directory under Educational Services. Cochrane Family Resource Network (FRN) also offers developmental screening for children under six years old and Family Support workers.