Accreditations and Affiliations

River Valley is the only school in Alberta that is a member of the prestigious Cambridge University Students Union Innovation 800 (affiliated with Cambridge University), representing schools worldwide dedicated to innovative and fresh thinking.

River Valley is accredited by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) for all of our Montessori programs, which include Casa, Lower Elementary & Upper Elementary. In January 2014, the CCMA released a video to illustrate what accreditation by the Council means.

River Valley holds current affiliations with the International Montessori Council (IMC) and the Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta (AISCA).

All of our programs in both the Montessori and Progressive program are accredited with Alberta Education.

River Valley is the only school in Alberta that offers the Arrowsmith Program, a scientific approach to help students overcome learning challenges. Arrowsmith certified teachers focus on the science of neuroplasticity to retrain the brain and give students the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and in life.

River Valley School is a CAIS Candidate School . This accreditation will be complete in 2017.