About Us

A Message from the Program Administrator

A warm hello to you from the Kootenay Lake School District #8.  We are very happy that you are considering us for your study destination in Canada and we are eager to offer to you one of the best Canadian experiences possible.

                     Our mission:  We focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.

We understand that students learn in a variety of ways, in a variety of settings.  Our educational programs are student centered and ensure student engagement with hands-on learning opportunities and caring teacher support.  We support our students to want to learn and especially to embrace their learning.  The student goals in our district are: 

                               Academic Success, Creativity/Imagination, Resiliency, and Citizenship

The lifestyle in our communities is enhanced by the mild weather that allows us to canoe, hike, kayak, bike, and enjoy the beach in the summer without heat exhaustion and ski, snowboard, curl, and trek in the winter without freezing.  It is the lifestyle of the rich and famous without having to be either.  This nostalgic area where nature blends with the subtle hint of economic development, soothes the soul as it brings to life the spirit, friendliness, and helpful spirit that has slipped away form so many large, metropolitan cities.

When you choose our district for your educational and cultural dreams, it is our goal to ensure you live that dream while you are with us.


Sandy Prentice
International Program Administrator