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Rundle College
Rundle College
Business Office - 7379 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3W5
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Rundle College

Business Office - 7379 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3W5

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
K to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$11,900 to 16,300/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 15
Enrolment:
Day: 1,080 (Gr. K - 12)

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Nicola Spencer

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School Address
Business Office - 7379 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3W5

About this school:

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Rundle College is a private, university preparatory, co-ed, day school for students in K-Grade 12. Rundle offers small class sizes and an enriched curriculum complemented by athletics, fine arts, travel, leadership, humanitarian and volunteer opportunities. Rundle provides an engaging educational environment where our students are challenged and their successes celebrated. As part of Rundle College, Rundle Academy provides a premier academic program for students in Grades 4-12 with learning disabilities.


The Our Kids review of Rundle College

our takeRundle College offers Kindergarten through Grade 12, though is divided across three campuses: one for each of the primary, elementary, and high school programs. As such, the school is able to provide a very broad range of programming while, at the same time, delivering a close, intimate student experience. The student population is academically inclined, and the program is focused on university preparation. As such, students enter a community of learners that share a like mind toward academic achievement. The facilities are up-to-date and often strikingly so, as is particularly the case with the WJ Collett School, home to the K-6 program. Progressive classroom design is combined with a consistent, purpose-oriented architectural aesthetic. Parents and students who turn to Rundle are looking for an engaging, personalized, academically inclined learning environment. And, unerringly, that’s precisely what they find. Rundle Academy, a sister program, supports learners diagnosed with various learning disabilities, and provides student-centred instruction to meet their specific learning needs.



Principal's Message

principal

Jason B. Rogers, Headmaster

Headmaster's Welcome

In our current educational landscape we are fortunate to have so many quality choices for our children’s education. For families that are new to Rundle College Society, let me take this opportunity to give you the essence of the ‘Rundle Experience’ so that you feel more informed about this very important educational choice.

In the summer of 1985, Dr. W.J. Collett and Dr. R.C. Conklin set out to create a world-class educational institution where students could reach their full potential. The vision for the new school included small class sizes that were taught by the most talented and dedicated teachers. Our founders believed that through this essential combination of class size and excellence in instruction, the students in Rundle College Society’s care would be stewarded to excellence.  

Beyond small class size and premiere educators, Rundle College Society has continued to focus on:

An Attention to Excellence  

In our hallways, our classrooms, our staff rooms, board meetings and business offices we have a commitment to excellence in all respects. Whether we are teaching a lesson, competing in an athletic competition, performing on stage, travelling on a service trip, or celebrating our Grade 12 Graduates, we know that ease is not the goal; excellence is.

A Safe and Caring Environment.

We pride ourselves in providing an environment where your children are safe and cared for.  Our teachers and support staff forge strong relationships with our student body, which creates an environment of open communication and support. Through this communication and support, our students are able to express themselves in a manner that honours who they are as individuals and learners.

Enriched Individualized Learning

Whether they attend our College or Academy Program, we strive to provide students with a learning experience that acknowledges their individuality in learning. We hope that students will not only learn the curriculum as it is delivered, but also learn to be creative, introspective, and truly evolved renaissance learners. When students understand their own cognition, they are then able to apply that knowledge in any situation that may present itself in the future.

Decades later, we now know that Dr. Collett and Dr. Conklin were visionaries. Since the day the school opened in 1985, each member of our community has continued this tradition of excellence in education. Recently, I was again reminded of this by a colleague who indicated that I welcomed him to the school nearly 10 years ago by saying, “Welcome to Rundle College Society - this is the best place to be; it's a place you’ll never forget.”  I truly believe this is the essence of the ‘Rundle Experience’.

I look forward to getting the chance to meet you and your family and hopefully welcome you to the Rundle community; together we will continue to fulfill Rundle College’s extraordinary mission.

Sincerely,

Jason B. Rogers
Headmaster, Rundle College Society


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What Rundle College says: Rundle College provides a strong culture of both academic and personal achievement in an environment with high standards of care, respect and supervision. Rundle offers students the opportunity to prepare themselves for admission to post-secondary educational institutions of choice.

  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Early Reading
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: • French • Spanish


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Alberta curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Play-based

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

    If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

    What Rundle College says: Rundle College develops students, from Kindergarten through to Grade 12, into confident learners, critical thinkers and global citizens. During the early years, students are introduced to the Rundle academic program, focusing on leadership and character development in a safe and caring environment of mutual respect.


    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Rundle College says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Emotional

    Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Emotional
    Emotionally intelligent and confident individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others.

    What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    Rundle College offers limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Rundle College does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesK12345678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day
    Location Outside Inside Inside
    Amount 44 44 44 44 40 40 40 52 52
    Lunch recessAmount 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 8 8

    What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods. Recess segmentation: This school segments recesses by grade

    What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.



    Extracurriculars

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    What Rundle College says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Weightlifting
      Wrestling
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Audiovisual Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      Robotics club
      School newspaper
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
    K123456789101112
    Day$11,900$13,900$15,400$16,300


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 1,080
    Average enrollment per grade83
    Average class size12 to 15
    Grades (gender)K to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSATN/A
    SSAT (out of province)N/A
    Entrance Exam(s)N/A
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Rundle College says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    85%

    Type of student Rundle College is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeK123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0 - 18 (85%)00026 - 28 (85%)0028 - 35 (85%)005 - 15 (85%)00

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class sizeN/A
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


    Associations

    Associations
    • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations





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