Science Program at Riverside
Riverside School is located in the community of Bridgeland and home to CBE’s Science Program for the communities west of Deerfoot Trail and north of Glenmore Trail.
Our programming follows Alberta Education curriculum with a focus on learning through science exploration and inquiry. This program of choice has a strong focus on collaboration and design and uses the Science Program Inquiry Model along with a significant number of field study experiences. Students spend a great deal of time outside engaged in field studies and are involved in off campus opportunities throughout the school year to support their classroom endeavours. Through this program, staff foster critical thinking and problem solving while further developing student’s scientific literacy skills across the disciplines.
We have a population of 650 students (K-9) participating in the program:
- Two Kindergarten classes (am and pm class)
- Two classes of each grade at Grades 1-6.
- This year we have three classes at Grades 7, four classes at Grade 8 and three classes at Grade 9.
Most students stay with us from Kindergarten through to Grade 9. Each year through the lottery process, we intake an additional class of Grade 7 students who typically stay with us until the end of grade 9. If students move from the school over the summer, spots are granted during the first week of school to students on the wait list from our lottery process.