Built 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!
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 258 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 success, one student at a time.
Enrollment at Rutherford School remains high in all planned classes. New registrations for Kindergarten are guaranteed for resident students who live in our attendance area, and for resident students who newly move into our attendance area. Siblings of current students who are returning to Rutherford for the 2022-23 school year are also guaranteed access during pre-enrolment. Resident students from outside the attendance area may register, but we will only be able to accept those applications if there is space available. Rutherford may go to random selection if the number of applicants exceeds available space.
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 register for Kindergarten or are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.
Our virtual Kindergarten open house was held on Thursday, February 24th, 2022. Please see our virtual classroom, where you can find our parent handbook, a video about Rutherford School, and a video about our Kindergarten programmming.