Teacher giving a virtual lesson to students

Life at Rundle Studio

A First in Alberta Education

We “opened our doors” virtually in fall 2021 to a new way of educating students with learning disabilities, with or without ADHD, and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At Rundle, we focus on character first and this continues through all facets of our Studio program. Maintaining our value of small class sizes, we have a limited intake of students. 

We are building on the success of our Academy program and bringing that to an interactive, online environment. It’s time to be innovative in education and we are thinking differently about online learning and shattering expectations for learning with a disability.

Who is a Studio student?

While all of our students are celebrated for their individuality, they also share some common attributes.

A Studio student:

  • has a mild or moderate diagnosed learning disability, ADHD, with or without ASD with average to above-average intelligence;
  • is capable of achieving grade-level Alberta curriculum with accommodations, however not modified;
  • is looking for an academic program focused on continued learning at the post-secondary level;
  • has access to high-speed wifi;
  • is entering Grade 7–10 in September 2023;
  • demonstrates a desire to do well;
  • shows kindness to others;
  • wants to give back to the community;
  • is curious about learning; and
  • is open-minded to new experiences.

Rundle parents support our programs which further enriches and strengthens the Rundle community. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to our parents from supervising online activities, volunteering for esports events, to organizing special lunches and online scholastic book fairs. As with any new school, there will be additional opportunities where parent volunteers will be needed.


Program Objectives & Pillars

Support & Skills

Studio students gain:

  • executive functioning skills and strategies
  • academic accommodations
  • remediation
    • reading
    • writing
    • numeracy
  • communication skills
  • parent support and follow up
    • live academic reporting updates
    • monthly updates
    • regular connections for IPPs and Reports
  • student advocacy skills