Wonder lives in a nurturing space where children feel safe and confident to take risks and be leaders.

Student Achievement and Engagement

At River Valley School, we prioritize student achievement and engagement through diverse learning experiences, including hands-on exploration, collaboration, and personalized instruction. Our holistic approach fosters intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

With a focus on growth mindset, our teachers inspire students to embrace challenges and persist in their pursuit of excellence. We emphasize inquiry-based learning, project-based activities, and cross-curricular connections alongside core subjects. Our specialist programs in music, art, drama, health, French, library studies, physical education, and outdoor learning enrich students’ educational journey.

Integrated information and communication technologies (ICT) and our 1:1 iPad program in grades 2 to 6 prepare students for a digital world. At River Valley School, we empower students to unlock their potential and thrive in an ever-changing landscape.

Innovation and Technology

River Valley School promotes student engagement in the domains of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (as well as the fine arts – STEAM). We believe it is imperative for kids to explore, create, play, and make, in order to learn about the world around them.

Students become champions of the Design Thinking process and explore 21st-century learning skills such as entrepreneurship, critical thinking and digital literacies like coding, web design and robotics.

We know that when it is effectively integrated, technology can be used to extend and deepen learning in powerful ways. At River Valley School, we offer:

  • An Imaginarium / Maker Space
  • SMART and/or Apple tech in all classes
  • 1:1 iPads for all students (Grade 2-6)
  • Design thinking, coding & robotics
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT) are integrated within the curriculum areas