Reading University



Reading University is a full 3-week program - all students must attend every day. Please book your holiday dates so that they do not conflict with the Reading University schedule so that your child can receive full program benefits.


If you wish to have your child use the free bus transportation to RU,  call FIRST STUDENT BUSES at 780.532.3545 after June 10th to make arrangements.

We expect to have all registrations in by June 5th and then we will send our list of students with addresses to First Student. This will allow them to figure out the schedule  and give them time to contact you.

The bus company will  make a pickup and drop-off schedule and FIRST STUDENT WILL CONTACT YOU  with pickup and drop off times.

Please be patient - First Student will be making nearly 200 calls to families!


For students not taking the bus, the student pickup and drop-off spot at NWP is in the cafeteria downstairs. For everyone’s safety caregivers must come into the building  to pick up children at the end of the day. If you are having someone other than a parent pick cup your child, please advise us and ask them to have ID available.


Daily lunches and snacks will be provided for the children. If your child has special dietary requirements, then we ask that you send along a packed lunch to suit his/her needs.


Classes start at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. Students will be in small groups and will travel with their groups to 10 different classes each day.


  • Backpacks and water bottles will be provided as will all supplies needed for the program.
  • Preferred footwear is running shoes as students will have daily PHYS ED outdoors as long as the weather cooperates.
  • Please DO NOT send money, phones, electronics or other valuables to Reading U with your child. 


If your child is ill and is unable to attend on any given day, you are asked to do 2 things:

1. Call FIRST STUDENT BUSES at 780.532.3545 where applicable and let them know that your child will not be on the bus.

2. Text or phone Reading University at  780.882.3184‬ to let us know that your child will be away or late.