River Valley is an independent school providing exceptional education and character development for children aged 3 to Gr. 6. We are an ever-growing school with approximately 300 students within two beautiful campuses in Bowness, Calgary, Alberta. All of our classes
have a low pupil teacher ratio, maximizing instructional time and the personalization of learning. Our diverse community is made up of passionate and engaged families and staff from a variety of countries and cultures. We offer before and after school care as well as a fully
owned and operated bussing service.

In addition to core subjects, students enjoy enriched programming in Music, French, Art, Health, Drama, Physical and Outdoor Education, Library, Information and Communication Technologies. Our curriculum and activities are ground in design thinking, which provides students with a ‘road map’ to identify challenges, gather information, generate ideas, and test solutions. Students are also encouraged to join a variety of extracurricular clubs including writing, chess, STEM, sports teams, student government and choir.

At River Valley, we have high and appropriate expectations for every student. Year after year, our students rank in the top tier of provincial testing, academic competitions, arts and athletics. We focus on high student achievement, but also on supporting the individual and their overall well-being and social development. Respect for self and others is expected of everyone.

As a private school that doesn’t test for entrance, we are inclusive by design. How we teach students is determined by who they are, how they learn, and what engages them. We offer a warm, nurturing environment where our students feel genuinely cared about and supported. This builds confidence and establishes a strong foundation for kids to explore who they are. At River Valley School we ensure each student, regardless of age or ability, will flourish both academically and socially.

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