Grades 4–6 Program
Rundle’s programs adheres to Alberta curriculum standards and also embraces the value of differentiated and enriched learning for all students. An energetic and dedicated team of educators provides a dynamic and challenging program fostering the intellectual, social, and personal development of all young students.
Small classroom environments engage students in their learning, provide more meaningful classroom discussion and develop a closer connection to their teachers committed to their academic and personal success.
Students in grades 4-6 are taught the demanding Alberta academic curriculum which is balanced and further enriched with a variety of experiences in music, languages, technology, physical education and fine arts. Field trips, guest presenters, and artist residencies contribute to a busy and fulfilling school life for our students.
Educational foundations are built through the younger grades so that our students are prepared for the rigours of our high school program, which has consistently been ranked as one of the top schools in Alberta.
The Rundle Academy Junior Rockies Sport Development Program fosters a love of sport and nurtures the athletic talents of Rundle’s youngest athletes. Students also have the opportunity to participate in non-competitive intramurals.
Rundle Academy’s Elementary program supports character and leadership development with our annual orientation camp, the Roots of Empathy program, Rundle Academy’s 100 Steps to the Summit, Student Ambassador Program, and Kids Helping Kids club.
The extensive co-curricular program at Rundle is offered within and alongside the curriculum. Students participate in various artistic, athletic, character, and intellectual pursuits as part of the well-rounded education at Rundle.
Below is a sampling of the co-curricular programs offered at Rundle Academy. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students.
- Art Club
- LEGO Club
- Mindfulness Club
- STEAM Club
- TedX Rundle Academy
Art and music are part of the curriculum at Rundle Academy Elementary. Projects are often based on activities in students’ Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science classes.
In music class, students build a strong foundation for understanding and experiencing the fundamentals of music — rhythm, melody, harmony, expression, and movement. New scales used in different genres and styles of music are introduced.
Outdoor education, field trips, and travel enrich the learning experience and are an extension of Rundle’s academic and extracurricular programs.
To begin the year, students get to know each other during the much-anticipated overnight orientation camp. Throughout the year, students participate in winter activities, join our
Academic Fair, visit the Calgary Zoo, Clay 4 Kids, and Telus Spark and Weaselhead Flats.
The Teachers’ Pet organization comes to our campus to enhance the Science program.
Our Outdoor Ed program allows students to participate in unique experiences such as camping, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and snowshoeing.
At the primary/elementary level, students develop their character and leadership skills through numerous service learning opportunities. Rundle Academy Elementary partners with many local programs in the community such as:
- Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids,
- Families and Schools Together program
- Hull Homes Christmas Hamper Program
- Kids’ Helping Kids
- Seniors Secret Service
Choose Your Own Adventure
School may break for the summer, but our ability to shape your children into well-adjusted, successful adults doesn’t. Sign your children up for week-long curiosity and sport camps.
When is the first day of school?
The first day of school is Thursday, August 31, 2023 with a staggered return. The school will communicate the start date for all grades.
What time does school start?
The bell to go to classes rings at 8:10 am.
What time does school dismiss?
Students are dismissed at 3:02 pm each day with an early dismissal at 12:30 pm on Fridays.
When can students be dropped off at school?
Active supervision begins at 8:00 am each day.
Do you have a before/after school care program?
No, there is no before or after-school care program offered at Rundle Academy.
How long can the students be at school each day?
Supervision ends at 3:15 pm each day; however, the school remains open for students who are involved in after-school activities, such as a sports team.
When will the students receive their class schedule?
Elementary students will be contacted by their teacher in late August regarding their classroom placements.
What school supplies will the students need to bring?
The school orders supplies for students and a nominal fee is added to your Powerschool accounts. Students will need to provide their own backpack and computer carrying case.
Is bus service available?
Transportation is provided by Southland transportation for students who are attending Rundle Academy. The service is offered to all quadrants of the city.
For more information on costs, routes and times, please contact Lisa Hansen at the Rundle College Society firstname.lastname@example.org | 403-291-3866.