We are a vibrant, non-profit, inclusive school community where students are nurtured to learn and grow through creative and intellectual exploration. The Kimberley Independent School provides high-quality academic learning in an environment that fosters positive relationships with peers and community.
We Look Closer
Our School community respects individuality and holds creativity in high esteem; we deliver an innovative educational experience nurturing the wellbeing of our students.
April 20th, 2021
To the Public
February 16th, 2021
To the Public
KIS is a small, vibrant K-9 Independent school, tucked into the heart of the Rocky Mountain Trench. We pride ourselves in a loving and caring environment where children feel safe and heard. Parents are welcome and encouraged to contribute to the programs that we offer.
Thank you for considering Kimberley Independent School for your child.
Our Registration for school aged students opens:
February 9th for existing KIS families.
February 16th for the public.
Early Bird Pricing applies to Registrations prior to March 19th 2021.
Our Registration for our Childcare Program opens:
April 12th for existing KIS families.
April 20th for the public.
We accept Registration in person on a first come, first serve basis. We will add Childcare Registration Forms, Fee Guides and all relevant Information closer to the time. Please search under Programs for more information.
As we head towards February, we are happy to announce that our students are experiencing success and are growing in many ways. We are consistently congratulating students who are developing their personal power as they demonstrate leadership characteristics. As a staff, we are very proud of our students, and even more importantly, we are teaching them to be proud of themselves as we focus teaching a growth mind set. Our students are consistently reminded that they can be anything and go anywhere in this world if they set goals and if they are willing to work towards those goals. We expect to see great things from our students in the future!
As a WILD BC school being outdoors continues to be a very important part of our philosophy – engaging our students and enhancing their learning. We are pleased to be able to continue with our learning style throughout the current pandemic giving the KIS students a strong educational experience.
Our school continues to grow with new students joining our “KIS family”. We were delighted to welcome 6 new students so far this year with 4 of them joining us this month. We are looking forward to welcoming more students in the upcoming months.
- Ms. Kari
Childhood is a time for play, imagination, and discovery. In each of our child care rooms we've created a child’s world, rich in possibilities and unlimited potential. We recognize the powerful
impact that early childhood environments have on children, which is why our program reflects a wondrous world that captures a child's imagination through an ever-changing environment and
Kindergarten to Grade 9
We offer education with a vibrant approach that takes students out in to the community and surrounding areas, to learn, to do and to grow. We think beyond traditional learning and KIS
students are given the opportunity to learn subject matter in deep and lasting ways. This approach combined with daily French and extracurricular activities gives students a solid and well rounded education where students flourish day after day.
What Parents are Saying
KIS Did Not Disappoint!
I moved my son to KIS in grade 2 as I wanted him to have the smaller class size. KIS did not disappoint! With an EA in every class and the smaller class, he was able to have more one on one time to meet his needs.
When Parents & Child Love
We choose KIS because for us it feels like the extension of our home. We are grateful for our child to experience high quality place-based learning and the many opportunities to spend time outdoors. We value KIS’ strong focus on emotional literacy and the development of all the soft skills and abilities that are taught in addition to academics that we feel are contributing to our child growth and make her well-equipped to embrace the world she lives in. But most important of all, we choose KIS because our child loves her school.
Emilie & Herve
Small Class Sizes & Supports
Each Child's Needs
We were so grateful when we moved to Kimberley to find a school that embraces outdoor learning, has small class sizes and is able to support each child's needs. My son was so excited to learn to read in Kindergarten! The teachers & staff are dedicated to the student's growth and successes; as well as creating an environment that is inclusive, joyful, creative and a positive learning experience.
KIS has been the best decision
Putting my daughter in KIS has been the best decision I’ve made so far. The office staff is always helpful and the school is doing a wonderful job navigating the covid situation.
As for Lana, she is growing so much. She is noticeably more empathetic, curious and social. She is a happy kid She loves her teachers and is having wonderful experiences. I couldn’t be happier and have full confidence that she is getting what's best for her.
Communication, Outdoor time,
and Even French.
Our oldest daughter is in her 2nd year of Childcare at KIS and she LOVES it!
She has made so many friends and has learned so much. I feel good about her kindergarten readiness both socially and academically. Her teachers are wonderful. I appreciate the level of communication they provide, the time the class spends outdoors, the field trips they take, the classroom activities they plan and execute, and the introduction to French the class receives. When our two younger children turn three we will choose KIS for Childcare!
Happy, Excited, Dirty and Tired
The Child Care program has been absolutely incredible. Our son has grown, matured, made friends and learned a lot in the short time he has been at KIS. He is always happy in the morning and is excited to go play with his friends, see his cool teachers, and have fun indoor and outdoor every day. I drop him off excited, and pick him up tired and dirty, just like it should be!