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About our School

Bienvenue! Welcome to École River Heights School! We are proud to provide quality educational opportunities for English students from Preschool to Grade 8 as well as for French Immersion students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Approximately 400 students attend our school. Our English students are drawn primarily from the River Heights area. Our French Immersion students are transported to our school by bus from the City Park, North Park, Brownell, Silverwood, and Lawson Heights communities.

"Reaching Greater Heights" is our school's motto and we strive to bring these words to life in various ways. Our school is known for its strong academic focus, and for providing students with opportunities to grow in the areas of athletics, arts, citizenship and community. We value the importance of community at École River Heights School and work hard to ensure that students, families and staff feel a strong sense of belonging. We are a nutrition positive school, encouraging healthy eating and exercise by being In Motion. ÉRHS has a strong Band program that commences in grade 6, along with Arts Education and Physical Education specialists.

We are delighted to have the Park Heights Creative Preschool Cooperative located in École River Heights School. For more information about this Preschool, please call Mrs. Colleen Cole at 306-931-7818 or visit their website at

We are also pleased to house the River Heights Before and After School Program, which operates from 7:30 am to 8:55 am and from 3:20 pm to 5:45 pm. For more information on this program, please call Ms. Kelly McCallen at 306-979-2066 or 306-251-1037.


Educational Advantages

  • Bus transportation for French Immersion students residing outside the River Heights area
  • Choice of English or French Immersion Program
  • Focus on oral proficiency in French Immersion 

  • Computer literacy

  • Care partners where senior students are paired with junior students

  • Science Fair/Heritage Fair

  • Out-of-school experiences aligned with curricular outcomes

  • Fitness Focus opportunities

  • Arts Exploration Days

  • Shared cultural experiences

  • Teacher Librarian and Library Technician

  • Resource teachers

  • Band programs (Grades 6-8)

  • Educational Assistants for special circumstances

  • Physical education specialists

  • School counselor, psychologist and speech language pathologist

  • Noon lunch supervision for students Grades K-8


Extra-Curricular Activities

In addition to the regular program, students at École River Heights School are welcome to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities such as:

  • Athletics - volleyball, basketball, indoor track, track and field, cross country (Grades 5-8)
  • Choir
  • Student Leadership Council

  • Student librarian program 

  • Skipping club

  • Red Cross Facilitators

  • Jazz Band


Our school climate is also enhanced by:

  • A safe, caring and accepting emphasis (co-constructed school-wide expectations and PBIS philosophy)
  • Staff are trained in the Social Thinking curricula

  • Student voice in school programming and decisions 

  • Strong extra-curricular programs

  • a learning resource centre

  • house leagues (Grades 5-8)

  • hot lunches

  • our School Community Council

  • cultural programs

  • a computer lab

  • an enhanced playground facility

  • an outdoor rink

  • close proximity to the South Saskatchewan River and Meewasin Trail

  • Robert Hunter Park which surrounds the school