Rundle Academy is a private school for students with diagnosed Learning Disabilities from grades 4 to 12.
The campus is centrally located and within walking distance of the Glenmore Park Athletic fields and facilities, Centennial Arenas and Mount Royal College.
Rundle Academy has quickly developed a reputation for high standards in instructional quality coupled with a nurturing, non-threatening learning environment. For success, students with Learning Disabilities require early identification, timely specialized assessments and levels of interventions involving home, school and community settings. Our students are taught strategies that will increase their independence in learning as well as improve their organizational and study skills.
At Rundle Academy we see Learning Disabilities as:
…a number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information. These disorders affect learning in individuals who otherwise demonstrate at least average abilities essential for thinking and/or reasoning…
Learning Disabilities result from impairments in one or more processes related to perceiving, thinking, remembering or learning. These include, but are not limited to: language processing; phonological processing; visual/spatial processing; processing speed; memory and attention; and executive functions (e.g. planning and decision-making).
Learning Disabilities range in severity and may interfere with the acquisition and use of one of more of the following:
Oral Language – listening, speaking, understanding
Reading – decoding, phonetic knowledge, word recognition, comprehension
Written Language – spelling, written expression
Mathematics – computation, problem solving
Learning Disabilities may also involve difficulties with organizational skills, social perception, social interaction and perspective taking. Learning Disabilities are life-long. The way in which they are expressed may vary over an individual’s lifetime, depending on the interaction between the demands of the environment and an individual’s strengths and needs. Learning Disabilities are often suggested or identified by unexpected academic under-achievement or achievement which is maintained only by high levels of effort and support.
As policy, Rundle Academy does not accept students who have significant social-emotional or behavioral difficulties.
At Rundle Academy, all of our students are placed on Individual Program Plans (IPPs), which are developed in collaboration with themselves, their parents and their teachers. Our students master their difficulties through our Individualized Programs, which are closely based on Alberta Education Curriculum