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School Profile

A local school with big heart...

Built in 1923, in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley, Riverdale School is nestled in the center of the city’s Riverdale neighbourhood. Filled with character, history, and a lot of spirit, Riverdale School has a rich past of being the community’s centerpiece. 

While excellence in academics, arts, and athletics have been instrumental in building Riverdale School’s reputation of achievement, the location of the school and the community’s core values have also built the school’s unique position as a school intertwined with nature. Being a part of the Riverdale School community is synonymous with embracing the beautiful surroundings of neighbourhood, appreciating the beauty in all things, and learning to respect the delicate balance of the world around us. The school leases space to an out-of-school care (OSC) to provide before and after-school programming for students, and meet the needs of working parents in our immediate and extended community.

Whether students live in the Riverdale neighbourhood or not, their experience at the school is grounded in community,family-oriented tradition, learner centered classrooms, equitable student supports, and high quality teaching. When students attend Riverdale School they become part of a small, safe, tight-knit family. As the saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and that is very much the ethos of joining Riverdale School’s student body.