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School Profile

Our school is named "Rio" which means river in Spanish, highlighting our close proximity to the North Saskatchewan River and its beautiful valley. "Terrace" refers to the high flat area above the river where we are located. École Rio Terrace Schule was opened in 1963, and the gymnasium, music room and library were added in 1967. Our school symbol is an owl, long known for its association with wisdom, teaching and learning. Our students live in different neighbourhoods across west Edmonton and many take the school bus to attend our school. In October 2023 the school opened its new playgounds and outdoor classroom which were planned and paid for by the Rio Terrace Education Society though parent fundraising.

École Rio Terrace Schule is located in west Edmonton in the Rio Terrace neighbourhood. The Rio Terrace neighbourhood is bounded by 156 Street to the west, the Lynwood neighbourhood across Whitemud Drive, the Quesnell Heights neighbourhood across 149 Street to the east, and the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south. The Rio Terrace Community League maintains a community hall, outdoor rink, tennis courts and playground which are located west of the school field. Rio students enjoy access to these community amenities.