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.

Happy Holidays

I would like to wish all of our KIS parents, students and friends a safe and Merry  Christmas and Holiday Season. Before we go our various ways for the holidays, I would like to acknowledge the contribution of staff, parents and students to KIS in 2018. Walt Disney once said ‘You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful ideas in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality’.  This is certainly the case as a principal.  The reality is that the learning experiences and projects that have taken place this year could not have happened without a great deal of commitment and support from the staff, parents and students.

This year, I am privileged to be a part of a school with highly capable and committed teachers and support staff. One of the critical factors of any successful school is the staff. There has never been a time when being a teacher has been more demanding or challenging.  To our teachers and support staff, thank-you for your energy, passion and enthusiasm. What a privilege to be able to witness the joy that comes with the understanding or satisfaction of a problem solved, or the wonder of living new adventures .  Our teachers are privileged each day to participate in their students’ journey.  They recognise and applaud just how hard their students try. They celebrate their students’ achievements whether they are great or small and they share with pride the progress their students make with their learning.  Not a week goes by that we are not as a school celebrating the successes of our students.   Over the next 2 weeks take time to enjoy your families and traditions. May your heart be filled with laughter, your soul with joy and your home with love this holiday season.  See you in 2019.


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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