Our School

School Vision

Rideau Park School fosters lifelong learners and engaged community members.

At Rideau Park We Value

Open Mindedness, Empathy, and Integrity

School History

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

Program Highlights

  • High expectations of excellence in learning and citizenship
  • Morning Kindergarten with a strong Early Literacy Focus
  • Elementary Program designed through developing conceptual understanding and connecting curricular outcomes
  • Daily Physical Education for Elementary. PE and Outdoor Education in Junior High,  and many off site PE opportunities for all grades
  • A newly designed Makerspace and Learning Commons to coincide with an exceptional construction lab
  • Modern Foods and Fashion lab
  • Modernized Band and Music room
  • Brand new wireless network for student personal devices
  • Exceptional opportunities in technology, robotics and design thinking including a shared experience with STEM Learning Lab
  • Athletic teams and after school clubs fostering healthy living and sportsmanship
  • Before and After School Care Program
  • Homework Hotel for student help after school

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.

Receiving instruction in Humanities and Math/Science, students in Grade 7 – 9 have teams of teachers.  Complementary courses are offered to our junior high students to allow them to develop skill and passion in the areas of career and technology studies, leadership, fine arts, Industrial arts, and French as  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 expertise.

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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.

Virtual visit with the Calgary Police Service. It’s official, our Kindergarten class are now police helpers! Thank you for keeping our community safe 👏👏👏@mrs_prangnell #WeAreRideau https://t.co/QwSQj4JrOK

Celebrating diversity on #PinkShirtDay2021 with a virtual author visit! Thank you Grayson Smith for sharing your book, ‘There’s a Norseman in the Classroom’ with our Kindergarten class @mrs_prangnell @joyfullylearn #WeAreRideau https://t.co/EdoeD7qg2b

Elsie Morden’s motivational words and performance on the Hitmen’s ‘Telus Be Brave’ live stream was a personal and poignant conversation that we couldn’t stop watching. Thank you for sharing your story💕@elsiemorden @WHLHitmen @TELUSBeBrave to #EndBullying @7sRideau #WeAreRideau https://t.co/oNn6DHyZwk

Thank you Andrew Phung for your encouraging words and recognition of our students at Rideau Park💗#PinkShirtDay2021 #antibullying @andrewphung @mrs_prangnell @rideaupark1 @3Rideau @blanchardyyc https://t.co/FfXZ5dfM3l

RT @CalgFoundation: Don't forget to wear your brightest 💕 PINK shirt tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 24, for #PinkShirtDay! Let's choose kindness and stand against bullying in all forms. https://t.co/ZseYBxTKQO