Where children develop a lifelong love of learning

As experts in early childhood education, we know that children are steeped in curiosity. We nurture and develop the innate love of learning that is in each and every child so it remains at the core of who they are throughout their lives.

Inspiring children to find their way

While regularly ranking among Alberta’s top schools, we are as different from other schools as our students are from one another. Our teachers follow the child’s lead while directing them on their individual journeys. At River Valley School every child, regardless of age or ability, will flourish.

A Safe and Caring School Environment

Consistent with our mission, vision and values, River Valley School is committed to a safe, caring, respectful, inclusive, equitable and welcoming learning and teaching environment for all students, staff and members of our community!

Carolyn Breland,
Head of School

A sense of wonder and a love of learning are alive in our hallways, our classrooms, our playground, and throughout our dynamic school community. Visit our school and you will feel the difference when you walk through the door.

Development of the whole child

At River Valley School, academic rigor is a given, but social and emotional development are just as important. Children learn to be good neighbours, team players and global citizens. Respect for self and others is expected of everyone and strong personal work habits are developed.

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Creativity is at the core

All children are inherently creative and at River Valley School, we provide conditions and learning opportunities that develop the students’ creative muscles. We offer vibrant music, art and drama instruction, as well as quality programs in physical education, French, and Library.

Accreditations and Affiliations

River Valley is accredited by Alberta Education.

 We are the only school in Alberta that offers the Arrowsmith Program, a scientific approach to help students overcome learning challenges.