Grades 7–12 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.
Our students are accepted into highly competitive post-secondary programs throughout the world on the basis of their final marks in our academic program, including the diploma exam program. The academic results of Rundle Academy students consistently rise above the Provincial averages on subject-specific diploma exams, a direct reflection of the quality of instruction our students receive and their commitment to their studies.
We support and challenge students in the areas of their passions. Academically, this is done through our enriched programs, where students join like-minded individuals in their pursuit of excellence, tackling topics and activities that go beyond the confines of the curriculum.
In alignment with our values, students are supported as they embrace interests beyond academics. Rundle Academy’s program of studies provides students with time to focus on mental and physical wellness, volunteering, athletics, co-curricular clubs, and humanitarian pursuits.
As our grade 12 students prepare to enter their post-secondary journey, we offer a transition support program for those students called “The Traverse” to support them during their first year at school.
The following programs give our Jr. High students the opportunity to further develop their character and leadership skills.
- Kids Helping Kids
- Rundle Ambassadors
- Student Council
In the Senior High, students can participate in numerous character and leadership programs that inspire confidence and empathy.
- The Ascent Leadership program
- The Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Grad Committee
- International Travel Trips
- Kids Helping Kids
- Peer Support
- Rundle Ambassadors
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 High School. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students.
- Art Club
- Drama Production
- Gardening Club
- International Travel
- Maker Club
- Music Club
- TedX Rundle Academy
Education Beyond the Classroom
At Rundle, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible education while connecting them with the world around them. As Calgary and Alberta’s only member of Global Online Academy (GOA), our junior and senior students can take distance education classes online that are taught by another GOA member school’s faculty. With a selection of topics not otherwise offered, our students can learn asynchronously about topics most relevant to their development, on their own timeline.
Each class taken through GOA will count towards course credit – the same as a course taught in-person at Rundle. Our faculty also participate in GOA’s world-renowned professional learning programs as they seek to continuously improve their practice as modern educators.
- Collaboration & Communication
Beyond the traditional learning of the class, students will collaborate with peers from around the world, honing their communication skills and learning from those outside of their immediate sphere.
- Time Management & Accountability
Students will be responsible for managing their own schedule and keeping up on their coursework with the support of their teacher, keeping our students accountable and allowing them flexibility.
- Personalized Instruction
Most importantly, the class sizes, like our own, are kept small, so students can continue to develop & maintain close relationships with their teachers and peers.
These modern learning skills will serve them well in their post secondary studies, their career, and their life.
Interested in all the available GOA courses?
Contact Rundle’s GOA Site Director Alex Large
Our fine art programs provide students with opportunities to build their creativity, confidence, and cultural awareness. Art, drama and music are offered as electives for our students in grades 7-12.
Students can take art throughout junior and senior high leading up to Art 30. Students’ art is proudly exhibited throughout the school, and there are opportunities for public exhibits at special events, band concerts, and the Fine Arts Show.
Drama fosters students’ positive self-concept as they explore life through assuming roles and acquiring dramatic skills. This imaginative exploration involves setting, “acting out”, and communicating within a dramatic situation. Students then reflect on the consequences. This reflection provides the platform for self-development. Students have opportunities to perform at the Remembrance Day ceremony, as well as winter and spring productions.
Various musical topics will be covered throughout the course such as playing instruments, performing, writing songs, and using GarageBand. There will be two performance opportunities; performance songs are chosen based on student interest.
Our entire Rundle community is involved in volunteerism and has given back 1000s of hours of service within Calgary and around the world.
All Grades 7-12 students volunteer throughout the year with residents at Wentworth Manor. This program allows students to see the long-term impact of their time and effort, and permits them to form ongoing connections with the residents.
Rundle partners our students, staff, and Rundle families with many local organizations to provide volunteer support:
- Brenda’s House
- Calgary Drop-In-Centre
- Calgary Food Bank
- Calgary Pathways Cleanup
- Calgary Zoo
- Children’s Cottage Volunteering
- Community Kitchen – Good Food Box Program
- Feed the Hungry
- Food Bank
- Grow Calgary
- Kerby Centre
- Mustard Seed
- Salvation Army Toy Angels
The Traverse Post-Secondary Transition Program (The Traverse) is a Rundle-developed program that supports our graduating students as they transition into post-secondary education.
As demonstrated in academic research, students are most successful in transitioning into post-secondary education learning environments if they have the following skills and attributes: self-determination, learning strategies, and the ability to self-advocate.
For full details, please visit our Traverse webpage.
Travel programs at the senior high level enrich the learning experience and are an extension of Rundle’s academic and extracurricular programs.
Below are examples of past travel opportunities for our Junior and Senior High students:
- Edgewater Fortune – School at Sea
- Europe Battlefields Tour
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?
Dismissal for all students is at 3:02 pm each day. Each Friday, we have early dismissal at 12:30 pm.
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?
Junior high students will be contacted by their Teacher Advisor in late August regarding their schedule. Senior high students will receive their schedules prior to September.
What school supplies will the student need to bring?
The school orders the required 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, routers and times, please contact Lisa Hansen at Rundle College Society firstname.lastname@example.org | 403-291-3866.