Admission FAQs

Who should I contact about admissions?

Please use the Inquire Today link here for general inquiries about Rundle Academy. 

Do you have an open house?

Rundle Academy offers school tours during Tour Week. Please see Experience Rundle under the Admissions tab for more information. 

What are the tuition fees?

Detailed information about tuition fees can be found under the tuition tab.  

When are the good points of entry to Rundle Academy?

Our program begins in Grade 4 and this is an excellent point of entry. At the other grade levels, we do have some openings but these are more limited. It is wise to apply early in the fall but we do continue to accept applications throughout the school year. We encourage you to apply for all grades and we will communicate opportunities as they become available.

Do you offer Scholarships and Bursaries?

Rundle College Society offers numerous merit scholarships each year to current Rundle students who demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics and/or the arts and citizenship. Bursaries in the form of tuition assistance are available to our current students.  

Do we offer sibling discounts?

Rundle is proud to offer an exceptional educational experience for our students with competitive tuition without the requirement of bonds or membership fees. At this time we do not offer sibling discounts.   

Are the teachers trained in working with students who have learning disabilities?

All of the teaching staff at Rundle Academy are certified by Alberta Education. Many of our teachers have specific backgrounds in Special Education. Additionally, Rundle Academy sets a high priority on professional development, with a focus on in-house training which occurs on an ongoing basis. Rundle Academy teachers also have participated in – and been invited to present at – a wide variety of professional workshops and conferences in Alberta and throughout North America.

Do you follow the Alberta Education curriculum?

Rundle Academy has a strong belief in the necessity of maintaining students on curriculum. As a result, we do not modify curriculum; rather, we use differentiated instruction and assessment to alter the delivery of curriculum. All students in Grades 6 and 9 are expected to write provincial assessments and all students in 30-level academic courses must write diploma exams that are worth 50% of their final marks.

Will my child be able to return to public school after a year or two?

Rundle Academy offers high quality curricular education for students with learning disabilities from Grades 4-12. All courses that are necessary for post-secondary education are available in our high school program. In addition, our students have a broad range of extracurricular opportunities that allow for development in the arts, athletic and leadership capacities. We hope that students find their home at Rundle Academy and graduate as proud Rundle Academy graduates!

Will you do another assessment on my child or do you provide assessments for students?

Applicants to Rundle Academy must have an independent psychoeducational assessment conducted prior to applying to the school. Rundle Academy does not conduct these assessments, but can make recommendations to psychologists who may be available to assess prospective students. The assessment needs to be within the past three years.

What do you do to prepare students for post-secondary study?

Post-secondary planning starts as early as Grade 9, when teachers, students and parents, in consultation with Student Services, make course selections for high school. All high school students must take Career and Life Management, which involves exploring career options. In Grades 11 and 12, students consult individually with Student Services to ensure that they are prepared for post-secondary study, including program applications, course selection, and applying for accommodations.

What are your parent volunteer expectations?

Parent volunteers within our schools support our programs and further enrich and strengthen our Rundle community. Each campus has a Parent Advisory Council that provides numerous opportunities for parents to enjoy the benefits of volunteering, while at the same time sharing their son or daughter’s Rundle experience. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to and for our parents. For more information please visit the Parent Life tab.  

What are your parent fundraising expectations? 

Rundle College finances its programs with tuition, grant revenue and private donations. Rundle is fortunate to have many generous parents, grandparents, alumni and friends who support the needs of our school as our programs grow and improve. Your generosity will help create the educational experience you envision for your child. We encourage all our families to include Rundle in their charitable giving portfolio and contribute at any level. We have many options to direct gifts to those programs that our donors are passionate about.  

Is bus service available?

Transportation is provided by Southland transportation for students who are attending Rundle Academy. The service if offered to all quadrants of the city. For more information, please contact Lisa Hansen at the Rundle College Society office hansen@rundle.ab.ca | 403-291-3866. 

Applications: What's next?

Admission Process

Tuition Fees

Psychoeducational Assessment

Experience Rundle

School Uniform