District #22 (Vernon): 250-542-3331
Vernon Public Schools invites parents of students to examine the choices offered in School District No. 22. We have 5 comprehensive secondary schools and 14 elementary schools that can meet your child’s needs. All schools offer strong academic, Fine Arts and Applied skills programs that will allow your child to develop to his/her potential
Please note: this information is provided as a tool to assist in determining attendance areas. It is recommended that the school catchment maps and school locator be used together to confirm a school boundary. If you have any questions after consulting the information via this website, including whether your home falls within a school catchment please contact our School District Main Office at 250 542-3331 or email us.
For more information on attending a school outside your residential school catchment area, parents may make in-district non catchment AND out of district requests please contact our School District Main Office at 250 542-3331 or email us.
- 14 Elementary Schools from K-7 including one unitrack French Immersion School for grade 1-7.
- 5 Secondary Schools from 8 - 12, with one French Immersion School.
- Alternative Education Program with sites in Vernon, Lumby, and Westside
- International Programs
- Aboriginal Education Programs
Alexis Park Elementary: 250-545-7289
Alexis Park School consists of 300 students from both rural and urban backgrounds. Many of our students are bussed in from Westside Road, where the Okanagan Indian Band is located. Almost half of the school population is of Aboriginal Ancestry. The school boasts a fabulous music and drama program, a number of school teams, as well as a rich cultural program for all students. The dedicated teaching staff offers diverse curriculum and learning opportunities for students. Currently, Alexis Park has 13 classrooms in Kindergarten through grade 7. Two of the Kindergarten classes are French immersion. Alexis Park offers a breakfast and lunch program, for students who sign up for this service. This year, the staff and students are working towards two curriculum goals:
- To strengthen students, academic oral language skills.
- To strengthen (deepen) students' commitment and understanding of their role in making the school community a safe, responsible and respectful learning community.
Please contact the school office, 250-545-7289, if you have any questions regarding the school and its programming.
Beairsto Elementary (French): 250-542-1388
Since 1982, École Beairsto has been the home of School District No. 22's Elementary French Immersion Programme. We are BC's largest single-track French Immersion elementary school and the largest elementary school in the Vernon School District.
We currently have 585 students in 24 divisions from grades 1-7.
BX Elementary: 250-542-4013
BX Elementary is a semi-rural K-7 elementary school with about 407 students. Our mission is to foster cooperation, achievement, respect and responsibility, and enthusiasm in a safe environment (BX C.A.R.E.S.). BX Elementary has a strong focus on academics. Achievement is promoted through clubs and extracurricular sports which cater to a variety of interests and strengths. Programs such as Leadership club, Office monitors, chess club, Battle of the Books, extra-curricular sports, and the Peer Program provide opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders.
Coldstream Elementary: 250-545-0597
Coldstream Elementary school is located in the picturesque Coldstream Valley of the North Okanagan. The original school opened its doors in 1908. June 6, 2011 was the official opening of the present 'state of the art' building. Currently three hundred and eighty students strong, we take pride in all aspects of our academic success and community spirit. The school community set goals in the areas of Numeracy, Literacy, Social Responsibility and Aboriginal Education which align with the School District. Our Belief System of Coldstream 'CARES' promotes caring, accountability, respect, effort and safety. We have grown through our involvements with a strong PAC, early literacy support programs, the D.A.R.E. program and many enriching arts and cultural pursuits.
Ellison Elementary: 250-260-4176
Ellison Elementary was built in 1998 to accommodate population growth demands in the South Vernon area. Since our school was built, our school’s population has steadily increased. Ellison Elementary School enrolled 287 students when it first opened. Our school currently enrolls 350 students from Kindergarten to grade seven. We are a diverse community of learners. The Ellison staff strives to offer varied opportunities, in all areas of the curriculum that meet individual needs, enhance student learning and support a safe, caring environment.
Harwood Elementary: 250-542-5385
Harwood is a K-7 school with about 400 students. Harwood staff are caring, hardworking, and strive to meet the needs of every student. Our Parent Advisory Council plays an important role in supporting our school. We are committed to our school "Belief System" that focuses in on Respecting Oneself, Respecting Others and Respecting the Environment.
Harwood is the home of the H.E.A.T.:
Harwood is host to the first Strong Start Program in School District #22, a parent participation program for preschool children. In addition, Harwood Elementary is host to the Grade 6 and Grade 7 Late French Immersion Programs and Kindergarten French Immersion.
Harwood Elementary is proud to provide a multitude of student activities: Chess Club, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Leadership Club, Book Worms and Dragon's Breath, Battle of the Books, Environmental Mind Grind, Cross-Country Running, Choir and Run for Fun.
Mission Hill Elementary: 250-545-0639
Our school is located in a primarily residential area at the top of Mission Hill. It was named Mission Hill because it was the hill heading toward Okanagan Mission (now known as Kelowna). Currently, Mission Hill Elementary has an enrollment of just over 300 students, with a staff of about 50 individuals committed to making learning fun and engaging. Our school has 13 divisions and is the host to the School District 22 English Language Learning program. Our school also hosts a District Resource Room and a Strong Start Centre.
Silver Star Elementary: 250-545-4409
1404-35th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 2R6 250-545-4409
Mrs. Tracy Godfrey, Principal / Mr. Devon Tyssen, Vice Principal
"Tomorrow's Stars are Here Today" at Silver Star Elementary, home of the Wolves. This is a recently renovated school, situated in an established residential area with grades K-7, as well as being home to the district Montessori program, serving approximately 460 students altogether. In addition to the school's reputation for academic progress, it boasts a strong Fine Arts Program, sports teams for every sport offered in the district, a strong intramural program, and a lunch program second to none thanks to the amazing work of the P.A.C. Silver Star Elementary has two playground structures, sports fields, a full sized gym, and a large school library.
All students at Silver Star will have the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential in a safe, respectful environment, which fosters lifelong learning.
Silver Star Elementary School Motto
"It is my responsibility to respect myself, others and property."
Charles Bloom Secondary: 250-547-2191
Charles Bloom Secondary School embodies the ideal of the community school. With a smaller population than the other district secondary schools - and located in the village of Lumby - Bloom is very much a family atmosphere dedicated to helping all students succeed and have fun. Special programs include our : ESL/Cultural integration program, industrial forestry program involving a school operated woodlot, athletic leadership/student leadership program, student voice, as well as a complete contingent of high school secondary courses. Traditional trades are popular electives in our school. Charles Bloom is also home to a Community Theatre which is host to both school and community theatrical and musical productions.
Bloom is especially proud of their school culture. Students and staff alike believe in mutual respect and promoting a positive atmosphere in which all learners can do their best. Athletic programs are growing and diverse.
Registration for your son or daughter at Charles Bloom Secondary School, please contact Mrs. Terry Headington at 250-547-2191
Clarence Fulton Secondary: 250-545-1348
Clarence Fulton Secondary School is located in Vernon, British Columbia and serves grades 8 through 12. The school is nestled along Vernon Creek and is surrounded by Grahame Park which provides baseball diamonds, soccer, rugby and football fields, sand volleyball courts and outdoor basketball courts for use by our students and families.
Kalamalka Secondary: 250-545-1396
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3. Members of the community have a shared responsibility for all other members.
5. Proven research-based practices are implemented.
Vernon Secondary: 250-545-0701
Vernon Secondary School enrolled its first students in September, 1968. For the next fifteen years, the school housed all of the grade 11 and 12 students from the Vernon and Coldstream areas. In 1983, Vernon School District Secondary Schools changed to an 8 - 12 structure and Vernon Senior Secondary School enrolled its first grade eight classes to become Vernon Secondary School. In January, 2013 the school proudly moved into a new $38 million dollar state of the art building on the same grounds. The three-story LEED Gold rated building is on 184, 500 square feet and has a natural light design with water flow reductions, a ground source heat exchanger, and a geothermal field that makes VSS a carbon neutral success story.
Vernon Secondary has approximately 930 students, with thirty of these students being from various countries around the world as part of our district international program. The majority of our students come from our three elementary feeder schools; Silver Star, BX, and Hillview. In addition VSS regularly attracts at least 30 more students per year from outside these three schools. English is the primary language spoken in the homes of 97% of our students. VSS offers three language programs French, German, and Spanish. Ten percent of our students are Aboriginal and these students are serviced by our Aboriginal Support Worker. Ten percent of our students are also coded with a special education category. Ten of these students belong to our district Resource Room program for students with significant physical and/or intellectual challenges. VSS also offers a school based Life Skills program designed for students with mild intellectual, social and behavioural challenges. This program provides basic academic, job readiness, and life skills that they will need after high school. The majority of these students will be pursuing an “Evergreen” School Leaving Certificate. All our students have access to our School Support Services Team that includes 4 Learning Resource Teachers, 2 School Based Counsellors, a team of certified Educational Assistants, a North Okanagan Youth & Family Support Services Worker, a District Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, a Mental Health Worker, and an RCMP School Liaison Officer.
Vernon Secondary School has a proud history of achievements in athletics, fine arts, and academics. VSS athletes are recognized provincial contenders in football, volleyball, basketball, and cross-country running. Our Fine Arts and Applied Skills programs have earned a reputation for excellence in musical theatre productions, artwork, metalwork, woodwork, and automotive. Academically, VSS students have been recognized among the best in British Columbia in economics in the past few years. Most recently, VSS has received recognition for a variety of strong career education programs and its High Performance Program to support elite performers in Athletics and Fine Arts. The academic awards presented at our graduation ceremony regularly exceed $150,000 through scholarships, grants, and bursaries. We proudly offer a number of ACE-IT Apprenticeship opportunities through our district coordinator. Specifically, Professional Cook Training Level 1 is offered on site through our cafeteria program’s partnership with Camosun College.
WL Seaton Secondary: 250-542-3361
Seaton is a dual track school with a diverse population. Three hundred and thirty of our students are registered in our French Immersion program, 150 students are Aboriginal, and 53 are International. The school has a variety of outstanding curricular and extra-curricular activities including: high academic achievement, exceptional drama productions, an award-winning music program, excellent fine arts programs, competitive athletic teams, and numerous clubs.
Our mission is to prepare students for a changing world by encouraging them to continually explore, develop and achieve their individual potential in an open, accepting and respectful environment.
W.L. Seaton Secondary School is located in downtown Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. The school currently enrolls 780 students in grades 8 through 12. Seaton has a very diverse and welcoming student population.
St. James Catholic Elementary: 250-542-4081
St. James is a welcoming school community, inspired and guided by our faith. We strive to provide academic excellence while inspiring students to be enthusiastic, caring and active participants in a wide range of sports, clubs, and extracurricular activities.
Are you interested in learning more? We are booking regular tours and can even arrange for a “test drive” that allows your child to spend one or two days at St. James to experience all of the value that St. James has to offer. To arrange a visit, call principal Paul Rossetti at 250-542-4081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vernon Christian School: 250-545-7345
Welcome to Vernon Christian School! At VCS, students from preschool to grade 12 are prepared for leadership and service within a thriving, top-ranked Christian learning community in Vernon, BC. Your children are engaged, inspired and challenged to pursue excellence in all areas of their lives. Our mission statement ‘equipping students for a life of discipleship by providing excellent education in a Christ-Centred community’ directs our vision and dreams for our entire education model.
District #83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap): 250-546-3031
Armstrong Elementary: 250-546-8778
Len Wood Middle School: 250-546-3476
Len Wood Middle School is a grade 6-8 middle school situated in the beautiful community of Armstrong, B.C. in the North Okanagan region of British Columbia. We currently have 270 students that are broken into three teams or schools-within-schools. We are proud to say that we are a "Restitution School" with strong focus on student success.