COVID-19 Update

We are still accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Applications are completed online and interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

While River Valley School is closed for on-site tours, we will be offering virtual tours as of Tuesday, April 14. Please use the tour scheduling app to the right to select a date and time that is convenient for your family.

For more information, please contact

Enrolling your Child

At River Valley School, we are inclusive by design. Our school community is made up of passionate and engaged students, teachers, families and staff, bound by a belief that private school education should not be exclusive or just for the elite. In fact, inclusivity is what sets us apart.

Admission’s at RVS is based on several factors, the most important of which is knowing that you have found the right place for your child. At River Valley School academic testing is not required as part of the admissions process. It’s our job to find out how they learn, what they enjoy and what steps need to be taken to ensure that every student, regardless of age or ability will flourish academically and socially.

Please note: We are limited by our facilities and expertise, so are unable to provide for children Grades 1-6 with medical fragility and severe emotional and oppositional defiance disorders.

International students residing in Canada with their parents may not be eligible for the Alberta Education Funding for Resident Students. Consequently, these students may assume the total cost of education for each year they attend the school. We do not offer boarding or a homestay program.

Application Process

For more information please contact or call 403-246-2275

Book a Tour

All families interested in RVS are asked to take a tour of our school and meet our Director of Admissions to discuss our programs, learn about your child, and commence the enrollment process.

We invite you to take a virtual tour of the school to get a feel for our physical space and to learn about our community and spirit. During your visit we will discuss our programs and how they fit with your child.

If you are unable to find a time that works for you, please contact or call 403-246-2275.

Application for Admission

In addition to the application, the following is required prior to an admission decision:

  • A $150 non-refundable application fee (per child) payable online, or by cheque/cash
  • A copy of the student’s birth certificate, citizenship, or permanent residence card
  • (If school aged) Two copies of the student’s most recent report cards
  • (If applicable) Recent copies of any IPP’s, psychoeducational evaluations and/or assessments related to the students emotional, behavioral, medical or learning needs

*In some cases, students may be asked to join us for an informal observation or classroom trial to determine a good fit. 


Annual Tuition

Half Day Program (Offered for Pre-Junior Kindergarten Only): $8,470

Full Day Program (Pre-Junior Kindergarten – Grade 6): $15,040

Part-time Arrowsmith Program (Grade 1-6 only): $21,220

Full-time Arrowsmith Program (Grade 1-6 only): $27,400

*Family discounts of 5% for the second child and 15% for the third and subsequent child apply, with the exception of the Arrowsmith Program

Tuition Deposits

A non-refundable deposit equal to three-month’s tuition is required. The remaining balance may then be paid either in a lump sum or divided into monthly payments (monthly payments incur a $50/month surcharge).


Additional Fees

  • A non-refundable $2,500 Registration Fee is required for each student. The registration fee is charged as membership into the River Valley School Society, and ensures funds are available for capital expenses and the long-term sustainability of River Valley School. This fee is phased in for students enrolled in Pre-Junior Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten and a cumulative total of $2,500 is paid by the Kindergarten year OR $2,500 for first year of school from K – 6.
  • A non-refundable Student Account Fee of $350 is due annually (June 1). This fee covers the incidental costs associated with school supplies, technology, STEAM programming, classroom projects, field trips, and enriched Specialist and Physical Education activities. Other extracurricular activities may require payment per activity.
  • Please note: bussing, Before & After School Care and Uniforms are not included in school fees.

 Full-fee prepayment, lump sum or monthly payment methods are available and are payable by:

  • Cheque
  • Automatic Withdrawal (pre-authorized payment)
  • Visa/MasterCard/Amex (may be subject to a processing fee)

 Please note monthly payments incur a $50/month surcharge

NSF Cheque Fee: $50