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 northwest Calgary.
Drawing from the best educational pedagogies (including Montessori, Reggio and Progressive models), we facilitate experiences that inspire and support academic excellence, exploration, creativity and student well-being. The wonder children possess is encouraged, stimulated and celebrated through our inquiry-based programming where learning is driven by big ideas and big questions; all within a warn, nurturing and innovative environment.
Beyond the enriched core subjects, River Valley School also offers a robust offering of specialist programs including Art, Drama, Music, French Language, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Library; starting as early as age 3!
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 busing services to our students that service specific communities in the SW, Central and NW quadrants of the city.
VISION: We spark a love of learning in every child through the discovery of their individual best.
MISSION: We ignite the natural wonder of childhood by cultivating personal connections and rich opportunities for learning.
VALUE STATEMENT: We value social and character development as much as academic achievement.
We serve a diverse population with families from many countries and cultures, and students with a variety of learning styles and abilities.
All of our classes operate with a low student to teacher ratio which maximizes instructional time and supports 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.
We offer a robust offering of specialist programs for ALL students including art, drama, music, French, outdoor and physical education and library; all starting at age three!