Kimberley Independent School


Our Vision

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. 

Our Approach

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.

Principal's Message

I hope you are all well and have had a wonderful summer.  I want to thank everyone for your continued support, patience, and understanding over the past months as we have worked to create a Return to School Plan that follows Public Health Guidelines and keeps our school community as safe as possible while continuing to provide our students with the best educational experience. The Kimberley Independent  School  is working diligently to support a safe learning environment and the well-being of our school community. It is a shared responsibility between students, staff, and parents to follow all the procedures outlined in the plan in order to prevent or reduce exposure to COVID-19. We take the responsibility of the

health and safety of our staff and students seriously and we plan to work together with you to create the best possible learning environment for our students during this time. Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have any questions or need clarification. We look forward to seeing all the smiling faces in September. 

- Ms. Kari


Child Care

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
learning resources.

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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.

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What Parents are Saying

Caring Teachers &

Well-Rounded Education

After homeschooling for a few years KIS has been the perfect fit for our family. The teachers are so caring. I love the individual attention the children receive. The school also cares about a well rounded education with extras such as art, music, drama, outdoor play, dance, swimming, gymnastics, skiing & more.

Dawneen R.


Small Classrooms &

Community Atmosphere

The small class sizes at KIS allow us to get to know our students extremely well, and tailor our programs to cater to each child’s academic, social and emotional development. The school has a wonderful community atmosphere and it is a pleasure to come to work each day.

Miss Laura

Kindergarten Teacher

Kids & Parents Love

Kimberley Independent School 

Every day I am so grateful for my children to have a school where they wake up excited for school and are not ready for me to pick them up after school. They are eager and are loving to learn. I, as a parent, am always welcomed at KIS.

Eva R.


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73 101 Champman Camp

Kimberley, BC, V1A 1A5


Kari Johnston - Principal

Ash Strachan - Office Manager

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