Calgary Board of Education

 
About Our School

School Mission

Rideau Park staff provides learning opportunities that foster the holistic development of students who are aware of their strengths, collaboratively learn, act ethically and are equipped for 21st Century challenges.

School Motto

Always Forward, Never Backward

Demographics

Rideau Park School is a blended learning community of some 415 students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 located in the southwest community of Rideau Park. Elementary students come from the communities of Cliff Bungalow, Erlton, Mission, Parkhill, Rideau Park, and Roxboro. The junior high population extends beyond the aforementioned communities to include Elbow Park, Inglewood, and Ramsay. From junior high, students move on to Western Canada High School.

School History

Built in 1930, Rideau Park School has a rich tradition of academic excellence.

Program Highlights

  • Exceptional Academic Provincial Achievement Results: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science
  • Morning Kindergarten with strong Early Literacy Focus
  • French Classes for Grades 1 to 9
  • Daily Physical Education
  • Modern Learning Commons
  • Infused Technology with fully wired and wireless classrooms
  • Integrated Literacy and Learning Program
  • Before and After School Care Program on site

School Organization

Elementary students are organized into single grade classrooms - one at each grade from K - 6.

Junior high school students are organized into grade-specific classes, with three class groupings per grade.

Receiving instruction from subject specialists, the students in grades 7-9 have classes with various teachers. Complementary option courses are offered to these older students and allow them to develop skill and passion in the areas of career and technology studies, leadership, fine arts, Industrial arts, and French as a second language.

Rideau Park staff provide diverse co-curricular programs for our older elementary and junior high school students. Besides providing opportunities for students to explore areas of interest, many of these classes can be pursued at a higher level at Western Canada High School. The course selection changes every year based on student interest and teacher specialty.

Publications

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