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Elementary Program

Grade 1 – Grade 6

At River Valley School, our Elementary students embark on a journey of discovery through immersive inquiry and project-based learning opportunities that inspire them to question, explore, and innovate.

Central to our approach is the integration of design thinking principles, which serve as a guiding framework for students as they navigate complex challenges. By equipping students with a structured process – from identifying issues to brainstorming solutions and testing ideas – we empower them to become adept problem solvers and critical thinkers. Our goal is to foster an environment where curiosity thrives, where students are encouraged to explore their interests, and where every challenge is seen as an opportunity for growth and innovation.

Our curriculum is rich and diverse, offering a holistic education that extends beyond core subjects. Students are immersed in enriched programming encompassing Music, French, Art, Health, Drama, Physical and Outdoor Education, Library, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). Through these varied experiences, students not only develop academic proficiency but also cultivate creativity, resilience, and a lifelong love of learning.

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Achieving your personal best

River Valley School is committed to nurturing the personal growth and academic excellence of every student. We firmly believe in the power of inquiry-based learning, project-based exploration, and cross-curricular connections to ignite curiosity and foster deep understanding.

Our approach to student achievement and engagement is multifaceted, encompassing diverse learning experiences that prioritize hands-on exploration, collaborative endeavors, and the cultivation of independence. Through tailored instruction, we embrace differentiation to meet the unique needs of each learner, ensuring that every student receives the support and challenge necessary for their intellectual, social/emotional, and physical development.

At River Valley School, we are dedicated to empowering students to reach their personal best, both inside and outside the classroom, laying the foundation for lifelong success and a joy for learning.

Leading with kindness and compassion

At River Valley School, we believe in cultivating leaders who lead with kindness and compassion, both within our school and in the wider community.

Our Student Government (Stu-Go) is a cornerstone of student leadership, providing a platform for student voices to be heard and valued. Through democratic elections held in each grade from 1 to 6, students select representatives who serve as advocates for their peers.

In fostering a culture of empathy and support, we also implement a ‘Buddy Program’ that fosters meaningful connections between students of different ages. This program serves as a powerful tool for nurturing social and emotional skills while fostering a strong sense of community. Through these interactions, older students mentor and guide younger peers, fostering a culture of mutual respect and understanding.

It’s all about instilling values of kindness, empathy, and responsibility in every student, empowering them to make a positive impact in the world around them.