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Our school community respects individuality and holds creativity in high esteem; we deliver an innovative educational experience nurturing the wellbeing of our students.
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.
As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, students and families will be provided with a weekly communication from KIS that provides an update on the past week’s activities and an overview of the goals for the upcoming week. Our hope is that regular communication will reduce the understandable anxiety students and families may be facing.
We realize that this is a stressful time and everyone has concerns and questions. Moving from classroom learning to a distance learning model in a very short time is a challenge, and the KIS is working continuously to ensure that students have equitable opportunities to learn from home. KIS staff are committed to ensuring that every child has the necessary tools for this program to succeed, and stay safe, connected, active and well.
We know that our commitment to strong relationships between educators, students, and families will be critical to our students experiencing success and well-being. It has been truly heartwarming to hear the extremely positive and appreciative responses from our parents and students regarding efforts our educators are making. We know our students miss the school staff they interact with on a daily basis, and that our staff miss their students, too – which is why connecting is so important!
Please contact Principal Kari Johnston if you have any further questions or concerns regarding this matter.
For all other matters please contact Ash Strachan, Operations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 2021 Registration Form (761 KB)
Existing KIS families - Registration opens April 6th 2020 @ 8:00am
New families - Registration opens April 21st 2020 @ 8:00am
(Please note Registration Forms will not be accepted prior to these times)
We will open to the public on April 21st as scheduled on a first come first serve basis between 8:00am and 3:00pm.
Please ensure that you have:
Registration Form completed and signed.
All supporting documents (see Check List)
Registration & Supply Fee of $200 per child.
Registration Forms are available for printing on our website.
We ask that everyone practice social distancing during this time.
Cash, Cheque (payable to Kimberley Independent School) or eTransfer to email@example.com prior to 3pm on the 6th.
Registration is not considered complete without all of the above.
Due to Covid-19 circumstances Volunteer cheques will be due prior to September 11ththis year. If you are unable to obtain a photocopy of any documents please
take a photo with your smartphone and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 2021 PreK Registration Form (764 KB)
Why choose KIS?
Small class sizes of maximum 16 students
BC Certified Teacher and Full-time Education Assistant per classroom
Daily French Program
Music, Visual and Dramatic Arts integrated into weekly learning
Flex Friday offering skiing/snowboarding/mountain biking/cooking/hiking/STEM and more
Spring and Fall, full-day, once a week Outdoor Education at local camp.
6 weeks of swimming lessons at KAC
6 weeks of rock climbing at Spirit Rock Centre
2 school buses available daily for external educational field trips or sports programs