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

Welcome to Kimberley Independent School

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.


Welcome to Kimberley Independent School.  As principal I take great pride in the sense of community we have built within our school and the warm, welcoming environment we have created for both current and future families that walk through our doors.  My goal, and the goal of the staff, is to provide a safe, supportive and cooperative place of learning for all of our students.  We strive to provide an environment where we celebrate our student diversity and develop a climate of respect, while encouraging our students to continuously challenge themselves to achieve their personal best.

 We had a smooth start to the year and the staff and I are proud of our community connections and the partnerships that we have established with various groups. We believe that being invested in, and giving back to the community we operate within, gives our students a foundation and appreciation for the thriving community that surrounds our school; the community that they will be a part of as they grow.  Our school operates under the fundamentals of a child-focused approach. Allowing children to explore and learn from the world around them is a key component of learning at KIS. We have partnered with local organizations to offer some amazing field trips already this year.

Learning at KIS takes place in many shapes and forms. We hope that our efforts toward balancing the serious aspects of learning with the fun of experimenting, and the satisfaction of persevering and the joy of succeeding are more than enough reasons for you and your children to feel at home in our “family”. Our teaching methods create a strong foundation for positive, life-lasting attitudes, skills and memories for our students.  Thank you for being a part of our journey.



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

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