Our School

Riverside School is located in the northeast community of Bridgeland/Riverside. We are a unique K-Grade 9 school that is primarily made up of students who come from throughout the city to attend the Alternative Science Program. We also house a system inclusive education class (ACCESS). These are all programs of choice within the Calgary Board of Education. 

The Science Program is the largest of 6 Alternative Science Programs in the CBE with space for 650 students in Kindergarten through Grade 9. This program is designed to meet the needs of students who have a keen interest in science and inquiry based learning. Our Diverse Learning Class (ACCESS III) has students with specialized learning needs. Students from all programs continue at their designated high schools for Grades 10-12.

Registration for Riverside School is determined by a lottery process held in January each year.

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​​​Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. Our school, along with all CBE schools, made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

Acknowledging the Land

We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation, and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.​​

​​​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 Improvement 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​.