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


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Small class sizes

Registration for School-Aged Students

We will be opening Registration for existing KIS families with school aged children on February 24th, 2020.

We will open Registration to the public on March 2nd, 2020.

Take advantage of our early bird pricing by registering before March 13 2020.

Remember our maximum classroom size for grades 1-9 is 16

NOT 30 like the public schools, so register quick to secure a place!

Please Click below for 2020 2021 Registration Form

2020 2021 Registration Form 2020 2021 Registration Form (761 KB)


Registration for Pre-Kindergarten

We will be opening Registration for existing KIS families for our Pre-Kindergarten Program on April 6th 2020.

We will open Registration to the public on April 21, 2020.

Please don't submit Registration Forms before these dates.

Fee Guides and Calendars to follow shortly


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