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Register before Aug. 1 to ensure service on the first day of school. Registrations received after Aug. 1 may not be processed until after Sept. 18 and will experience delays of two to three weeks before they can ride the bus.

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Our School

Picture of the front of Fireside School

Fireside School is located in the Cochrane community of Fireside. It opened in the fall of 2017, and is a K-8 school which serves several communities located south of the Bow River.

Vision, Mission, Guiding Beliefs

Our Vision

Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors

  • At Fireside School, we develop learners as whole persons, who are strongly equipped with resiliency, both academically and socially.
  • Learners are prepared and receptive to successfully and independently venture into unknown challenges that they encounter in their journey through life.

Our Mission

  • At Fireside School, we endeavour to support our learners by making learning interactive and meaningful.
  • We strive to develop the whole child through thoughtful, intentional educational process, connection to the real world and responsiveness to change.
  • Creativity, curiosity and compassion is cultivated and supported in all learners.
  • Through working and playing in our school, in our community and in the outdoors, we are mindful of the goals of Rocky View Schools, the province and our school community.
  • We listen to each other and remain open to possibilities of change.

Guiding Beliefs

Social-Emotional Relationships:

  • Learners get to know themselves and others as learners and people.
  • Learners practice building successful and nourishing relationships with students, adults and the world that surrounds us.
  • Learners develop resiliency skills that help them navigate the normal ups and downs of life.

Innovation, Openness, Flexibility and Creativity:

  • Learners develop a mind-set that fosters creativity, flexibility, innovation and openness that cultivates curiosity in the real world.


  • Learners develop competencies that allow them to be successful and contributing participants in an ever- evolving world.
  • Learners leave our school with a strong set of foundational skills in Numeracy and Literacy.

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.