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Grades Preschool TO 6 — Calgary, AB (Map)

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River Valley School ADMISSIONS

Private schools in Canada have admissions policies, and they require application materials. These may include letters of application, application fees, essays, and tests (such as the SSAT). Many schools also require interviews with prospective students. Schools also use different criteria for evaluating student applications, have different acceptance rates, and target different kinds of students. To improve your child’s chances of acceptance, find out everything you can about a school’s admissions policies and how they assess applicants.

Admissions Requirements

InterviewPS - 6
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay

River Valley School admissions deadlines and fees

Day students: Rolling
Offer mid-year entry: Yes

Application fee: $150
Registration fee: $2,500
Deposit: N/A

What River Valley School says about their admissions requirements:

Families are first encouraged to book-a-tour with our Director of Enrolment, walk through our facilities, discuss our program and fees, ask questions, but most importantly help us learn more about your child and their needs. Interested Parents/Guardians are then asked to fill out our online application form and submit all required application documentation. We do not test for entrance.

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

  • $150 non-refundable application fee will be payable online, or drop off a cheque/cash to the admissions office.
  • A copy of the student’s birth certificate, citizenship, or permanent residence card (if applicable)
  • A copy of the final report card of last school year and most recent report card (when available)
  • A copy of the student’s psycho-educational evaluations and/or assessments related to the students emotional, behavioral, medical or learning needs (if applicable)

*In some cases, students may be asked to join us for an informal observation or classroom trial to determine a good fit.

*Children entering our Early Learning programs must be toilet-trained


Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into River Valley School. This can help you gauge your chances of getting into this school. For instance, a 95% acceptance rate means a school is relatively easy to get into, while a 10% acceptance rate means it will be difficult to get into.

River Valley School acceptance rate: 90%

River Valley School student entry points

Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into River Valley School at each grade level.

Student TypePSJKSK123456
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
0 - 16 (90%)15 - 20 (90%)10 - 20 (90%)0 - 4 (90%)0 - 4 (90%)0 - 4 (90%)0 - 4 (90%)0 - 4 (90%)0 - 4 (90%)

What type of student River Valley School is looking for:

Admission into River Valley School is based on several factors, the most important of which is knowing that you have found the right place for your child. At River Valley School academic testing is not required as part of the admissions process. As an inclusive school, we believe young children are capable and that they learn in many different ways. It’s our job to find out how they learn, what they enjoy and what steps need to be taken to fully master a level of learning before embarking on the next.

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