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.

School-owned Campus

After years of strategic planning, late nights and tireless work by our Board of Directors, Head of School and Senior Leadership Team, we are proud to share that River Valley School has recently finalized the purchase of our current school site at 3127 Bowwood Drive NW. 

This momentous event comes with a commitment to important and transformative work ahead. With a school-owned facility finally secured, we now have the opportunity to make it our own; to improve upon and expand this amazing campus on the Bow.

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Creativity is at the core

Creativity is not just about being artistic. At River Valley School, children learn creative processes such as mind mapping, growth mindset, divergent thinking, deferring judgment, risk taking, self-assessment and reflection. Everyday we provide conditions and opportunities to engage and “stretch” the students’ creative muscles, not only in Music, Art and Drama classes, but in all subject areas.

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.