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Grade: 
K-9
Address: 
829 Rideau Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2S 0S2
Phone: 
403-777-7480


School Location

Rideau Park School is a blended learning community of some 480 students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 located in the southwest community of Rideau Park. At the elementary level, we receive students from the communities of Cliff Bungalow, Erlton, Mission, Parkhill, Rideau Park, and Roxboro. Our junior high population extends beyond the aforementioned communities to include Elbow Park and Ramsay. Presently, some students who live outside of our boundaries are enrolled in our school. From junior high, students move on to Western Canada High School.

About the School

Rideau Park School, built in 1930, is situated on 3.523 acres. The present site was once a buffalo jump. Workmen excavating for the foundations of the building dug up skulls of some of these animals, probably driven over the cliffs above in a long forgotten Indian buffalo hunt. Later, the site was used by William Whitburn as a pasture for his dairy cattle, and later still, it was graveled over to make a school yard. This gravel now forms the base of Rideau's playing fields.

School Organization

Our elementary program is organized into six multiaged classrooms, three at the Grade 1/2 level, and two at the Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6 levels. A desired ratio of 25:1 is our goal in each of our classes. Our morning and afternoon kindergarten classes work closely with the rest of the school community.

The junior high program is configured to assist us in best serving the unique learning needs of young adolescents. Providing flexibility in staffing and timetabling has facilitated large blocks of instructional time for studies in the core areas of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, as well as health, drama and physical and outdoor education. Information and communication technologies are infused as part of the regular curriculum and is offered as an additional complimentary program. Other optional programs include Outdoor Education, Art, Band, Construction Technology, Foods, Fashion, Cosmetology, High Performance Fitness and French, Japanese and Spanish Cultural Studies.


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