Mission Statement

Our school community respects individuality and holds creativity in high esteem; we deliver an innovative educational experience nurturing the wellbeing of our students.

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The Kimberley Independent School is a Group 1 Independent School nestled in the East Kootenays in beautiful Kimberley, BC. We offer an outstanding K-9 school program as well as prekindergarten options and after school care.


The KIS curriculum meets or exceeds Ministry of Education guidelines. There is a strong focus on core subjects as well as daily French instruction following the AIM language program.


The Kimberley Independent School offers daily physical activity including outdoor education opportunities and inter-scholastic sports.

Childcare spaces

Free Kindergarten

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Small class sizes

        Dear KIS Families

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Ms. Danielle, Kindergarten Teacher; Ms Martha, Grade 1&2 teacher; Ms. Lorenza, French Teacher; Ms Allie and Ms. Lisa, Educational Assistants; Ms Megan, After Care Supervisor; Ms. Donna & Ms. Sarah, ECEs in Pre-K. I am also excited to have many of our staff returning this year Ms. Cheryl, Ms.Jodi, Ms.Reid, Ms.Megen, Ms. Debbie, Ms. Heather and Ms. Marcie in Pre K; Ms.Jaimee, Gr 2&3 teacher; Ms. Ronalea, Grade 4,5&6 teacher; Ms. Kerrieann and Ms. Linsey as Educational Assistants; Ms. Ash and Ms. Jennie, office staff; and Ms.Sharon in after care.  I am looking forward to working with a wonderful KIS team this year.
If you drove past the school this summer you may have noticed numerous maintenance and construction projects underway.  The summer was dedicated to giving our school some TLC and a fresh new look for the 2019-2020 year.  I am especially pleased with the results and need to thank some people who made it all possible.
Ashley and Jeff Taylor for the painting, Chris Johnston, Ash Strachan, Alain Johnson, Danielle and Tim MacIntyre, and Ben and Debbie Anhorn for all the volunteer hours you put in during your summer to make sure all my visions for the school became reality by September 3rd.  Your dedication to the school is above and beyond and very much appreciated.
It remains an honor and privilege to be your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.
Warm regards,
Kari Johnston, Principal

It is our aim to provide an exciting and motivating learning environment where children are engaged in rich, meaningful experiences that will sculpt curious, awe-inspired, life-long learners.


What you can expect at KIS:

  • Small class sizes
  • Academic excellence through project-based, hands on and experiential approaches to learning
  • Multiple field trips each year
  • Music, Visual and Dramatic Arts integrated into weekly learning
  • Daily conversational French (AIM)
  • Extended blocks of activities such as: swimming, gymnastics, climbing and skating
  • Flex-Fridays - programming such as cooking, build-it, skiing, drama
  • After school and lunch time clubs
  • Option for After School Care until 5:30
  • Free Kindergarten
  • Childcare spaces available


    Registration is open

    2019 2020 PreK Registration Form below

    PreK Registration Form 2019 2020 PreK Registration Form 2019 2020 (314 KB)

    2019 2020 Kindergarten to Grade 7 Registration Form below

    2019 2020 Registration Form 2019 2020 Registration Form (643 KB)



    Front Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm