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Grade: 
K-6, Modified Calendar
Address: 
4120 Rundlehorn Drive N.E., Calgary, Alberta T1Y 4W9
Phone: 
403-777-6760


School Location

Rundle School is located in the northeast community of Rundle, serving students from the Rundle community as part of the Dr. Gordon Higgins Feeder School group. Students from Rundle School who live in the Rundle community move on to Dr. Gordon Higgins School for Grades 7 to 9 and then on to Lester B. Pearson High School, Jack James High School or Forest Lawn High School. SInce October 2005 Rundle School has also served as the bus receiver school for the Martindale community for students who are unable to be accomodated at Crossing Park School. As of November 2008, Rundle School currently has 4 buses of students coming from Martindale each day, at a distance of about 10 km, with approximately 180 students. This number varies on a daily basis depending upon new enrollments. As part of the connection to Martindale and Crossing Park, Rundle School is also part of the North of McKnight Feeder School Group. Junior high school students from Martindale attend either Crossing Park School or Terry Fox Junior High School, depending upon the availability of space at the junior high school level. Rundle School is located within walking distance of the Rundle Light Rail Transit station which provides direct access to downtown and all areas of Calgary. It is close to the Sunridge Mall, the Peter Lougheed Centre of the Calgary General Hospital, and the Village Square Leisure Centre. Additionally, it is just off of both Highways 1 and 2, and is close to the Calgary International Airport and Rotary Challenger Park.

About the School

Rundle School was built in 1979 and is situated on 8.79 acres. The school has 11 classrooms, as well as 6 attached portables, and 2 attached relocatables. Rundle School opened officially in May 1980. It has undergone minor renovations since then, and these will continue during this school year. Rundle School currently has a staff of 32 certificated staff, with 10 additional support staff. The school utilizes every possible teaching space in order to ensure that small group instruction is possible, and that the provincial class size initiaitve expectations are maintained. The school has a large computer lab connected to the library, and the school has been upgraded to wireless status. Rundle School has a large, well stocked library with the support of many specific literacy resources, and ongoing support from both a teacher librarian and a library assistant. There is an oversized gym that is used by both the school's physical education program as well as outside community groups after hours. The school is situated on a large field and large dry pond, which has a naturalization area with two ball diamonds down below, and 2 km of walking and bicycle path around the top. Rundle School creative playgrounds were replaced during the 2004-2005 school year. When asked, Rundle students say that "Students at Rundle are the very BEST!"


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