Kimberley Independent School

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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. 

School Age

Registration Open

Limited spots available

in AFTERCARE.

Childcare

Registration Opens:

April 12th 2022

at 8:00am on a 

first come, first serve basis. Please have paperwork completed when registering.

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.

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.

Registration Update

Thank you for considering Kimberley Independent School for your child.

Our Registration for school aged students opens:

  • February 1st for existing KIS families.

  • February 8th for the public.

Early Bird Pricing applies to Registrations prior to March 11th 2022.

 

Our Registration for our Childcare Program opens:

  • March 29th for KIS families.

  • April 12th 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.

Principal's Message

When looking back on this winter I am sure many of us will remember it as one of the craziest winters in a long time. Staff and students have been very busy, these past couple of months, maximizing the time we spend outdoors and making community connections. Flex Friday activities kept our students engaged in physical activities such as skiing and swimming. Teachers have been engaged in professional development activities including a focus on taking the classroom outdoors to help them improve their knowledge or skills. March Break brings along with it a well-deserved pause and upon return on March 28th, a renewed excitement about what the spring will bring.  As the weather warms up and we can spend even more time in outdoor classrooms we will continue to build on students skills and strengths through experiential learning.

Kindergarten to grade 7 registration has begun (and continues) and we are excited to see many returning and new families enrolled at KIS for next year. Don’t forget early bird pricing is in effect until March 11th for the 2022-23 school year. 

   

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.

Program Details:

Enrolment:

Kindergarten to Grade 7

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.

Program Details:

Enrolment:

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What Parents are Saying

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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.

Daris K.

Parent

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When Parents & Child Love

Their School.

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

Parents

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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.

Bonnie M.

Parent

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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.

Kat D.

Parent

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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!

Erin S.

Parent

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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! 

Danny P.

Parent