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RUNDLE | Academy | College | Studio

RUNDLE | College • Academy • Studio Grades K­–12 | Calgary, Alberta


WE ARE RUNDLE Rundle is a private, co-educational, day school founded in 1985 in Calgary, Alberta. Rundle provides an outstanding educational experience for over 1100 students in kindergarten through grade 12. In addition to high academic achievement, Rundle’s programs emphasize character development, leadership training and good citizenship. Small class sizes, dedicated teachers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of individual children, and reasonable tuition are attributes that uniquely define Rundle. The excellence of Rundle has been repeatedly recognized by independent organizations such as the Fraser Institute, which consistently ranks Rundle as a top private school in Alberta. RUNDLE ACADEMY provides a grades 4–12 program for students with diagnosed learning disabilities, either with or without ADHD. RUNDLE COLLEGE hosts our K–12 programs and offers a traditional yet dynamic learning experience. RUNDLE STUDIO follows the same exceptional model as the Academy program providing a virtual program for students in grades 7–10 with a diagnosed learning disability with or without ADHD. Each program has its own unique environment in a small school community where every child is encouraged and where all achievements are recognized and celebrated.

OUR VALUES Together: Be Kind, Be Curious, Be Well

LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that Rundle schools are located in places in which we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

IMAGINE the possibilities


THE CLASS OF 2022

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GRADUATES FROM RUNDLE ACADEMY & COLLEGE

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GRADUATION RATE

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OF RUNDLE GRADUATES WHO APPLIED RECEIVED POST-SECONDARY ADMISSION

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ACCEPTANCES AT POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE

Rundle engages students’ minds, helping them to discover their passions and potential. Through our rigorous academic programs, students have every opportunity to become future leaders. Rundle students' provincial exam results and the success of Rundle alumni who receive top scholarships and bursaries from leading post-secondary institutions reflect the profound impact of Rundle's learning environment.

#1

Academic ranking for Rundle College High School in Alberta. Fraser Report | 2009–2018

83%

Average diploma mark for Rundle students.

Rundle students score, on average,

15% higher on diploma exams than other students across Alberta.

I know that as a private school you hire the best teachers and that is evident. But [my daughter’s teacher] is better than best. I wish I could put into words how much he has helped my daughter this year. He is always there to pick her up and make her feel just as bright and capable as all of his other students; [he has] brought out the best in her. He is that teacher that she will remember her entire life.

IT’S YOUR FUTURE

­– Grade 10 College Parent

RUNDLE GRADUATES STUDYING LOCALLY AND ABROAD Acadia University • Alberta University of the Arts • Ambrose University • Bishop’s University • Brock University • Carleton University • Concordia University • Dalhousie University • Emily Carr University of Art & Design • Georgian College • Grant MacEwan University • Humber College • Huron University College • McGill University • McMaster University • Memorial University • Mount Allison University • Mount Royal University • Queen’s University • Quest University • Royal Military College • Ryerson University • Simon Fraser University • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology • St. Francis Xavier University • St. Mary’s University • Thompson Rivers University • Trent University • Trinity Western University • University of Alberta • University of British Columbia • University of Calgary • University of Guelph • University of King’s College • University of Lethbridge • University of Manitoba • University of New Brunswick • University of Ottawa • University of Saskatchewan • University of Toronto • University of Victoria • University of Western Ontario • Vancouver Film School • Vancouver Island University • Waterloo University • Wilfred Laurier University • York University Arizona State University • Babson College • Baylor University • Bentley University • Berklee College of Music • Boise State • Boston University • Brown University • California State University • Chapman University • Colorado School of Mines • Dartmouth University • Drexel University • Florida Southern College • Harvard University • Hawaii Pacific University • High Point University • Hofstra University • Lewis & Clark University • Loyola Marymount University • Lynn University • Montana State University • New York University • Parsons School of Design • Pomona College • Princeton University • Rollins College • San Diego State University • Scripps College • St. John’s University, New York • Stanford University • Syracuse University • Texas Christian University • Texas State University • UCLA • University of Arizona • University of California, Berkeley • University of California, Los Angeles • University of California, San Diego • University of California, Santa Cruz • University of Colorado • University of Denver • University of Hawaii • University of Indianapolis • University of Michigan • University of Nevada, Reno • University of Omaha, Nebraska • University of Southern California • University of Missouri • University of Nevada, Las Vegas • University of Oregon • University of Rochester • University of San Diego • University of Texas • University of The Pacific Western • Washington University • Wellesley College • Whitman College Ayub Medical College • Bond University, Queensland • Bristol University • Cardiff University • City University London • Demontfort University • Durham University • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany • King’s College • The Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland • Tsinghua University, Beijing • Universidad de Los Andes, Chile • University of Alcala de Henares, Spain • University of Cambridge • University College London • University of Edinburgh • University of Exeter • University of Glasgow • University of Melbourne • University of Oxford • University of Queensland • University of South Australia • University of St. Andrews • University of Strathclyde • University of Westminster, London • University of Wollongong, Australia • Utrecht University


ELEVATE YOUR EXPERIENCE

BUILDING CHARACTER

Academics are at the core of our programs; however, at Rundle we aim to balance academic, co-curricular, and character programs. Rundle’s Pathways to Learning provide enriched experiences in each of these areas and allow students to personalize and ELEVATE their educational journey at Rundle.

Rundle’s character education program creates a kind and caring community with positive and healthy relationships for students, staff, and parents.

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No two paths are the same for Rundle students. Countless opportunities allow them to discover and pursue their passions at Rundle and beyond.

• ASCENT LEADERSHIP • C.A.U.S.E • CAIS LEADERSHIP • COUNSELLOR’S CORNER • DUKE OF EDINBURGH • ECO/ENVIRO CLUB • GRAD COMMITTEE • HEART COMMITTEE • JUNIOR COBRAS • KIDS 4 KIDS • KIDS HELPING KIDS • L.E.A.D.E.R.S • INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TRIPS • PEER SUPPORT • PEER TUTORING • PREFECTS • QSA • READING BUDDIES • SERVICE CLUB • STARTERS • STUDENT COUNCIL • WE CARE • WEB AMBASSADORS

Students are much more than just the grades on their papers. We encourage them to develop many talents and to choose kindness above all else.


ENGAGED CO–CURRICULARS

Go Beyond The Classroom

443

# of co-curricular programs the class of 2022 participated in during their Rundle journey

Beyond the halls and walls of our schools are some of the best learning opportunities for our students — learning that comes from more than just textbooks and lectures. Hands on, real world experiences, feed curiosity in mind, body, and spirit. Whether our students are playing a game of chess or building stoves in Guatemala, exposure to new ways of thinking, different perspectives, and the state of the world around them is intrinsic to a high quality of life.

BAMFIELD, BC BANFF, AB KANANASKIS, AB MONTREAL, QB NELSON, BC OTTAWA, ON QUEBEC, QB SQUAMISH, BC CHICAGO, IL MAUI, HI LOS ANGELES, CA

SANTA FE, NM NEW ORLEANS, LA NEW YORK, NY SAN DIEGO, CA SAN FRANCISCO, CA ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA BAHAMAS BELGIUM BOTSWANA CAMBODIA CHINA

COOK ISLANDS COSTA RICA CUBA ECUADOR FRANCE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS GUATEMALA GREECE INDIA HONG KONG JAPAN KENYA

MONACO NAMIBIA NETHERLANDS PERU POLAND RUSSIA SPAIN THAILAND VIETNAM An example of past and future travel opportunities.

• ART CLUB • BEAUTIFUL OOPS CLUB • BIRD CLUB • BUSINESS CLUB • CAN YOU DIG IT? CLUB • CARDBOARD BOATS CLUB • CHESS • CHOIR • CODING CLUB • CRAFT CLUB • DINOSAUR CLUB • DRAMA CLUB • ENVIRONMENT CLUB • FILM CLUB • GAMES UNPLUGGED • GARDENING CLUB • GLOBAL EXPLORERS CLUB • JUNIOR FIRST LEGO® LEAGUE • LEGO® CLUB • MAKER CLUB • MINDFULNESS CLUB • MONEY MATTERS • PERFORMANCE CLUB • REACH FOR THE TOP • ROBOTICS CLUB • RUNDLE REPORTERS • SCRAPBOOKING CLUB • SCIENCE OLYMPICS • SCIENCE SHOW • SPANISH CLUB • SPEECH & DEBATE • STEM MAKERS • STEAM CLUB • TEDX RUNDLE STUDIO • TINKER CLUB • UNIVERSITY AMBASSADORS • VOCAL ENSEMBLE • YEARBOOK Co-curricular offerings may change each year with student interest and initiative.

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 elevated education they receive at Rundle. What our students experience and learn alongside peers prepares them for success in every aspect of their personal lives and sets the foundation for careers that may not even exist today.


Be Creative The fine arts are an important part of the culture at Rundle. Students are encouraged to find the artist within, whether that is on stage, in the art studio, or wherever their creativity is sparked. Nurturing and celebrating students’ talent can be seen in the exhibits around the school, recitals, fine arts days, band concerts, and numerous art shows.

# of grade 7–12 students participating in fine arts classes

• ART SHOWCASES • BAND CONCERTS • CONCERT BAND • DRAMA PRODUCTIONS • FALL & SPRING RECITALS • FINE ARTS DAY • GRAD BAND • JAZZ BAND

• c.LAB MUSIC PROGRAMS Choral, Drums, Ukulele • PHOTOGRAPHY • REMEMBRANCE DAY PERFORMANCES • SOUND CREATION RESIDENCY

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The nine years I spent at Rundle College forever sit among the most enjoyable and formative years of my life. I’m of the opinion education is far less about the content you absorb and more about learning how to learn, finding what you are passionate about, interacting with other people, and discovering how to face challenges in life; these are the lessons that will define you and will govern what you give and take from the world. In all of these areas, I feel I gained a great deal from Rundle. For me, Rundle was the place to explore a variety of interests. It pushed me in ways that have consistently helped me in my life. Wesley MacInnes ‘05 Actor/Top 10 Billboard Recording Artist


Alumnus Jakob Chicoyne ‘19 played golf at Rundle College and was a two-time Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association team champion. He currently plays for Old Dominion University | NCAA DIV II.

Exercise Your Mind & Body Rundle offers both competitive and noncompetitive athletic options to enhance the quality of our students’ lives through active living, exposure to a wide variety and choice of activities, and developing skills and positive attitudes in both individual and team pursuits.

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ATHLETIC TRAVEL TEAMS BADMINTON BASKETBALL CHEER TEAM CROSS COUNTRY CYCLING CLUB

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# of athletic teams at Rundle

DANCE ESPORTS FOOTBALL GOLF INTRAMURALS LACROSSE

Athletic offerings may change each year with student interest.

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TRACK AND FIELD ULTIMATE FRISBEE VOLLEYBALL YOGA WRESTLING


WHY RUNDLE?

#1

#1 RANKED SCHOOL IN ALBERTA

SMALLEST CLASS SIZES ACROSS COMPARABLE PROGRAMS

Rundle’s excellence has been repeatedly recognized by independent organizations such as the Fraser Institute, which consistently ranks Rundle College as a top private school in Alberta.

Our students experience the magic that happens with learning in a small class — they are fully engaged with their teachers, their peers, and in their learning. Students find their voice and their way at Rundle.

At the Academy, College, or Studio our students experience a premier academic program that both supports and sparks their curiosity.

A STRONG CULTURE OF LEARNING

POST-SECONDARY SUCCESS

As an academically challenging program, our students, faculty, and staff are committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning. At Rundle, one in three teachers have advanced education credentials and many are working towards their next degree outside of school hours.

As a post-secondary preparatory program, we guide our students to follow their path and pursue further education, which for each student can look very different.

How we learn is just as important as what we learn. In our small classes, teachers work with students to personalize their learning by giving them the tools to learn effectively, creatively, and passionately. Education continues to evolve as new technologies, markets, and industries develop across the globe. To support future learning and a deeper understanding of our world, Rundle is committed to integrating emerging technologies and future thinking throughout our teaching and learning journey.

CONFIDENT STUDENTS OF STRONG CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP Our vision to develop students with inspired minds and unparalleled character starts as early as kindergarten. Students learn what character means and are valued for their individual character efforts. Rundle offers countless opportunities to develop students’ character and leadership skills. Often, at Rundle, you will hear Drew Dudley’s phrase, “When you graduate, your grades will be impressive; however, they will be the least impressive thing about you.” At Rundle, as impressive as our students’ grades may be, we are equally as proud of the quality of their character, the extent of their curiosity, and the high value they place on kindness.

The Rundle Portrait of a Graduate profile helps our students articulate their values, experiences, and attributes as young adults applying to some of the most competitive post-secondary institutions. Rundle is proud that grade 12 students who submit post-secondary applications are accepted into their program of choice — locally, nationally, and to some of the most prestigious schools in the world including Harvard and Oxford. The strength of Rundle’s academic program and our students’ success has resulted in our graduates earning millions in scholarships from entrance, athletic, or academic awards. Our students continue to earn financial awards throughout their many degrees.

CLOSELY CONNECTED SCHOOL & ALUMNI COMMUNITY Feeling a sense of belonging, where students can get involved in their school and meet new friends, is critical to a positive and healthy learning environment. At Rundle, our teachers really know and truly connect with their students, and encourage them to explore their curiosities and discover their passions. Rundle doesn’t just focus on kindergarten to grade 12, but from kindergarten to forever. As graduates, our students continue their community experience by joining our worldwide network of over 2350 alumni. Coaching, mentoring, guest speaking, and returning to Rundle events create connections between students and our professional alumni.

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