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Studio Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I contact about admissions?
Please email admissions@rundle.ab.ca for general inquiries about Rundle Studio. 

Do you have an open house?
Rundle Studio offers weekly virtual Information Sessions throughout the year. 

What are the tuition fees?
Detailed information regarding fees can be found here.

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. For more information, please contact our Director of Finance — Foundation, Doug Hodgins.

Do we offer sibling discounts?
Rundle is proud to offer an exceptional educational experience for our students with competitive tuition.  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 Studio are certified by Alberta Education. Many of our teachers have specific backgrounds in Special Education. 

Additionally, Rundle Studio sets a high priority on professional development, with a focus on in-house training which occurs on an ongoing basis. Studio teachers also have participated in — and have 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 Studio has a strong belief in the necessity of maintaining students on the curriculum. As a result, we do not modify the curriculum; rather, we use differentiated instruction along with accommodated assignments and assessments to enhance the delivery of the 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 30% of their final marks.

Will my child be able to return to public school after a year or two?
Students with a learning disability are provided with accommodations and are taught skills and strategies to help them succeed. Over time, students learn to advocate for themselves to access the necessary accommodations. 

Rundle Studio offers high-quality curricular online education for students with learning disabilities for grades 7 and 8. Each year our online school will expand to graduation.  All courses that are necessary for postsecondary education will be available in our high school program.

In addition, our students have a broad range of co-curricular opportunities that allow for development in the arts, athletic, and leadership capacities. We hope that students find their home at Rundle Studio and graduate as proud Rundle Studio graduates!

Will you do another assessment on my child or do you provide assessments for students?
Applicants to Rundle Studio must have an independent psychoeducational assessment conducted prior to applying to the school. Rundle Studio 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.

To further support our students, Rundle Studio offers The Traverse program, which is designed to provide personalized support to our graduating students and assist them during the trials of their first-year in post-secondary education.  

What are your parent volunteer expectations?
As with any school, parent volunteers support our programs and further enrich and strengthen our 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. With a new school, there will be more unforeseen opportunities where parent volunteers will be needed. 

What are your parent fundraising expectations?
Rundle Studio 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. Learn more here about how you can support Rundle’s mission.  

Additional ways you can contribute in our school community through your time and talents will be provided in the Parent handbook available to parents at the beginning of each school year.