River Valley School is an independent school offering an exceptional, one-of-a-kind early childhood and elementary school experience from Pre-JK (Age 3) to Grade 6. We are a growing school of approximately 250 students situated in a beautiful riverside campus in in the heart of Calgary, Alberta.
Drawing from the best educational pedagogies (including Montessori, Reggio and Progressive models), 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 inquiry-based, student-centred program where learning is hands-on, contextual and centred around big ideas and questions that engage our students.
Our before and after school program offers a safe, caring environment for children ages 3 to grade 6 from 7 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Fridays year-round. We also offer bussing to our students that service specific communities in the SW, Central and NW quadrants of the city.
MISSION: River Valley School is an exceptional educator that embraces the unique talents of every child. Our adaptive model of educational delivery supports different learning styles to ensure that every student is capable of achieving their personal best.
We serve a diverse population with families from many countries and cultures, and students with a variety of learning needs.
All of our classes from pre-school to grade 6 operate with a low student to teacher ratio. This small learning environment maximizes instructional time and the personalization of learning.
River Valley School employs 15 full-time Instructional Aides to support teaching and learning through one-on-one and small group work.
STUDENT POPULATION: 250
FROM AGE 3 TO GRADE 6
WE OFFER A LOW STUDENT-TO TEACHER RATIO
FULL-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES IN EVERY CLASS
River Valley School values the benefits of cross curricular opportunities to learn. With a robust offering of programs, students are engaged in a variety of experiential, artistic, physical and cultural experiences. And It’s not just that we offer classes in Physical & Outdoor Ed., French, Drama, Music and Art, but we have dedicated specialists in these areas who share their knowledge and experience with the students, starting from age 3!