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Grade: 
K-9 Regular, K-5 Science
Address: 
9632 Oakfield Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2V 0L1
Phone: 
403-777-7650


School Location

Louis Riel School is located in the southwest community of Oakridge and serves the communities of Oakdridge (K – 9) and Cedarbrae (Grades 7-9). Louis Riel is also the host school for the Science Alternative Program for students in Area 5. The majority of students move on to Henry Wise Wood High School.

About the School

Built in 1971 -serves Kindergarten to Grade 9 students - host to Science alternative Program for Area 5 ( currently K-Grade 5) - strong technology focus( 3 stationary labs, 4 mobile laptop labs, smartboards in most rooms, inclusive use of assistive technology) - host to system Learning and Literacy Program in Grades 7-9 where students with significant learning disabilities are fully integrated with teacher and technological support - strong focus on literacy skills across the grades ( including language and numeracy) -Naturalization Area created by parents, students and staff is used as a living classroom -strong focus on citizenship skills and activities including utilization of buddy classes, school wide house system, community contributions - strong music program includes extra curricular handbells, band and choir - strong Physical Education program- daily instruction, regular intramurals and interschool sports teams - supervised lunch program for Grades 1-9 - focus on developing well rounded, critical thinking, contributing citizens - very active and support School Council - strong volunteer ethic About the Science Program - focus on learning through the lens of Science - uses science inquiry approach to learning - focus on environmental and technological strands - regular field studies - regular studies in The Weaselhead and Fish Creek Park - incorporation of robotics into program on a yearly basis
# About the Learning and Literacy Program - students with significant learning disabilities are fully integrated into classes - two teachers team teach in these core classrooms - assistive technology is available to these students to make learning accessible - strong ethic of success oriented learning


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