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About our School

Every child dreams of visiting a castle, and Buena Vista -- our school -- is Saskatoon's Castle on the Hill! Nestled in a safe and caring neighbourhood, Buena Vista School is rich in history, architecture and education. We celebrated our 100th birthday in 2014! Our renovated building showcases and accentuates our castle school. Our enthusiastic and caring staff will warmly welcome your children into their classrooms.

Buena Vista welcomes students from our neighbourhood as well as English program students who live in the Nutana neghbourhood north of Eighth Street.

Getting to know us at Buena Vista School, we believe all children from prekindergarten to Grade 8 have the right to a quality education and the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. To achieve this goal, children, as students, need to:

  • Be treated with respect and dignity
  • Have their individual needs met
  • Have opportunities to learn
  • Develop self-esteem and independence
  • Realize that schools are for teaching and learning

Our strategic plan emphasizes literacy, assessment for learning, and math. The staff provides a supportive and caring learning environment with the students at the centre of all that we do. Our students, parents, and staff take pride in the fact that Buena Vista School has a strong emphasis on academics featuring numerous learning opportunities:

  • Use of the latest Nelson Math program supplemented with the Power of Ten
  • Quality Physical Education program offered to all students
  • Monthly In Motion activities
  • A Band Program available for students in Grades 6 to 8
  • A Read to Succeed program for students needing extra help
  • Computer lab and science room available for all students
  • Large art room complete with a kiln on site
  • Viewing Room where technology and the use of a Smart Board enhances learning
  • Impressive library supervised by qualified staff
  • Motivated, progressive, knowledgeable and supportive staff
  • A Music Specialist available for instruction to all grade levels
  • Full-time Resource Teacher offering assistance to modify or enrich student programs
  • Educational Assistants available for students that require intensive supports
  • All stakeholders are valued as we work collaboratively in developing a shared vision for quality learning

We are proud to offer the following opportunities for our students:

  • Extensive extra-curricular programs (Choir, Canoe Club. Track, Student Council, Cross-Country Club, Volleyball and Basketball) that provide opportunities for students to extend their learning in different ways
  • School Assemblies celebrating our students
  • Care Partners students helping students
  • Effective Behaviour Strategies taught on a school wide basis so all students hear a unified message
  • Breakfast and a Book early morning reading/listening opportunities
  • Outdoor camps for students
  • A supportive community and a strong and supportive parent council
  • A supervised lunchroom
  • Busing for students in the Exhibition Area
  • Boys and Girls Club Child Care Before and After School
  • Preschool classes for 3 and 4 year olds

Please come visit us at Buena Vista School and tour our facility. We'll show you around the building, talk with you about our schools history, and proudly discuss the learning that happens within our walls. Simply drop in or call 306-683-7140 to book a time to see Buena Vista School: Saskatoon's Castle on the Hill!