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Slide ShowBuilt over 100 years ago, Rutherford attracts motivated students who are seeking an academic experience that is second to none. We are proud to offer students a rich learning environment with a proud history of achievement. With the support of our highly skilled staff and a focus on learning, students benefit from a meaningful, well-rounded elementary school experience.

Outstanding programs, excellent facilities, and a safe and productive environment await students at Rutherford.  Their school experiences are memorable as they participate in a wide variety of clubs, school events and fieldtrips that take learning beyond the classroom.  Students strive for excellence while developing character, citizenship and leadership skills that open their eyes to a world of possibilities, free for them to explore!

Rutherford School is committed to ensuring that students realize their individual potential.  We have set high standards for both academic achievement and student conduct.  These high standards are supported by excellence in teaching and the development of character virtues.  We enjoy a strong partnership with our parent community and many community agencies.  Our goal is to provide students with an academic environment where optimal learning can take place!



Kindergarten Open House and Registration

Join us at our Kindergarten Open House!

Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

We welcome you to join us at Rutherford School to find out all about Kindergarten. Meet the staff, learn about the program and see the school community and learning environment. 

Kindergarten registration is now open!

Rutherford School is accepting Kindergarten registrations for the 2023-24 school year. To start Kindergarten in September 2023, your child must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2023.

Kindergarten Information:

EPSB Kindergarten Program Description

Kindergarten Noon Yellow Bus



Registration Information

Rutherford School is full in planned classes from Kindergarten to Grade 6 in the Regular program for 2022-23.

A Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register. We will now only accept resident students in Grade 1 to 6 who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area for the regular program. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.


Principal's Message

Welcome to Rutherford school!  What sets Rutherford apart is the strength of our school community, the dedication of our staff, the determination of our students and the excellence that we achieve together.  

This year we are pleased to welcome 267 students and their families to our K-6 programming at Rutherford School. French as a second language, starting in kindergarten, gives our school a unique focus as our families choose second language programing starting at a young age.

Rutherford provides students with a caring, smaller school atmosphere with all the advantages of a bigger school.  We offer academic excellence, school spirit, and a range of extracurricular and enrichment opportunities. At Rutherford, students, staff and parents work together to ensure that students realize their potential and that they are supported and empowered along the way.

We are committed to enhancing pathways for student success.

Yours in partnership,

Marnie White