RVS is an inclusive and dual stream private school, offering exceptional academic and social education for pre-school and elementary children. All families interested in RVS are asked to take a tour of our school and meet our Admissions Officer to discuss programs, child requirements and commence the enrolment process.

Tours are best scheduled during school hours, to allow parents to observe programs and the calibre of instruction and educational opportunities offered. RVS prides itself on the quality of education and life learning, as well as the inclusive community it fosters within its doors and the greater community.

Please contact our Admissions Officer at admissions@rivervalleyschool.ca or (403) 246-2275 x225 to make an appointment to visit River Valley School. 

Application for Admission

Our Admissions Application can now be completed online! If you have previously submitted a paper-based application you do not need to resubmit.

***Please note that this form is to apply for admission for a new-to-RVS student. Current families – do NOT use this form for Re-Registration***

Click here to apply!
(Paper-based Application available upon request)

In addition to the online application, the following is required prior to an admission decision:

  • Payment of non-refundable application fee ($150)
  • Copies of recent report cards (if school-aged).
  • Copies of any assessments related to the students emotional, behavioural, medical or learning needs (if applicable).


Acceptance into Montessori and Progressive programs at RVS is based on several factors, the most important of which is the match of the family’s and school’s education goals for each child and the ability to serve each child’s needs. This is evaluated through visits to the School, phone conversations and available school records.

RVS does not have formal academic testing; however, evaluation, classroom visits and conversations with teachers and the School Administration will ensure a fit for both the family and the school.

A family is notified of acceptance either by telephone or email.


River Valley School is a private school and therefore parents are required to pay for a portion of the cost of educating their children at River Valley School. To view our tuition fees for the 2015/2016 school year, please click on the document below.

Tuition Fees 2015/2016

Tuition can be paid via the following methods:

  • Cheque (lump sum or post-dated monthly)
  • Automatic withdrawal (pre-authorized payment)
  • Visa/Mastercard (subject to a 1.99% fee) via Plastiq

River Valley School

3127 Bowwood Drive NW
Calgary Alberta
T3B 2E7

Telephone: 403.246.2275
Fax: 403.686.7631