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.

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Pre-Kindergarten Registration for the 2020/21 school year is open on April 21, 2020 at 8:00am

Click on REGISTER NOW above for Registration Forms and our process for registration during Covid-19.

Our Pre-Kindergarten Classes are now FULL for the 2020 2021 School year.

Please contact us if you wish to be added to our waitlist.           



Kimberley Independent School is CLOSED to students until further notice.

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. principal@kis.ca

Principal Kari Johnston will keep all existing families posted via email and Facebook of any further updates from the ministries.

For all other matters please contact Ash Strachan, Operations Manager hr@kis.ca