We are a growing school of approximately 300 students within two beautiful campuses in Bowness, Calgary, Alberta.
Drawing from the best educational pedagogies, we foster each child’s inherent intellectual and creative potential, while fulfilling their innate desire to learn – in a nurturing and innovative environment. It is an enquiry-based, student-centred program where learning is hands-on, contextual and centred around big ideas and questions that engage our students. We ensure the outcomes of the Alberta Program of Studies are being met and operate with low pupil-teacher ratio, maximizing instructional time and the personalization of learning.
With our Before and After School programs, River Valley School offers a safe, caring environment for children ages 3 to grade 6 from 7 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Fridays year-round.
Early Learning Campus
3-year-olds to Kindergarten
Our Early Learning Campus offers full-day programs for 3-year-olds to Kindergarten.
A half-day option is also available for 3-year-olds.
Our Early Learning Students participate in introductions to AIM French, Kodaly Music, Physical Education, Library as well as Friday Specials.
Grades 1 – 6
Our Elementary Campus offers programming for Grades 1-6.
All children are immersed in learning experiences that challenge them and inspire learning and exploration. In addition to core curriculum, students enjoy exceptional instruction in Music, Art, Drama, Physical Education, French, Library and Digital Literacies.
A Day in the Life
The Arrowsmith Program
The Arrowsmith Program is a scientific approach to help students overcome their 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. We are the only school in Alberta that offers the Arrowsmith Program. There is a full or part-time option available in this program.