Governance, Accreditations and Affiliations


On behalf of the Board of Governors, Senior Leadership team and staff, we are thrilled to share River Valley School’s new ‘Inspiring Wonder’ Strategic Plan for 2023-2028.

2023/24 Annual Education Results Report (AERR)  Approved November 30, 2023

Board of Governors

As a not-for-profit charitable society, River Valley School has a Board of Governors that oversees the governance of the organization. Their primary focus is long-term strategic work for the school, maintenance of our mission and vision as well as ensuring that we are operating in compliance with the legal requirements of a charitable society and a private school under the School Act. The Board and Head of School work together in these areas and the Head of School reports monthly on the operational components of River Valley School.

Learn more – board overview.


Rich Lee

Board Chair

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Eric von Engelbrechten

Vice Chair & Treasurer


Jason Schultz



Scott Crews


Heather Draper

Cyril Elbers


Jen Kelly


Ravinder Minhas


Alison Meyers

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Peter Pilarski

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Adam Phillips


Isaac Wing


Tatum Woywitka

Accreditations and Affiliations

River Valley School is accredited by Alberta Education.

We are an accredited member school within the Association of Independent Schools & Colleges of Alberta (AISCA)

River Valley is the only school in Alberta that offers the Arrowsmith Program, a scientific approach to help students overcome learning challenges. LEARN MORE