The city of Penticton offers more than just spectacular weather and stunning scenery. The selection of schools as well as the quality of education provided by School District 67 is second to none.
School District # 67 – Okanagan Skaha
School District # 67 is in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. It serves Penticton and Summerland. There are over 7,000 students enrolled. It has been recognized provincially and nationally for using technology particularly well in order to enhance learning.
The school district’s vision statement is “to improve the achievement of all students” and is based on 3 critical elements.
- A clear student achievement focus.
- A collaborative learning environment.
- Strategies and structures to improve student results.
Penticton boasts two high schools (Gr. 9-12), two middle schools (Gr. 6-8) and seven elementary schools (Gr. K-5). The district offers a host of programs to meet the diverse learning profiles of its students. These programs include a K-12 Aboriginal Education Program as well as a Gifted Education Program and Summer School Programs.
For more information about Penticton’s School District, how to enroll your child or the location of its schools, visit the SD67 website.
The seven elementary schools are strategically placed throughout Penticton’s neighbourhoods, and offer a host of programs. Each elementary school provides a nurturing and caring environment that encourages life-long learning. Some of the innovative programs in School District #67’s elementary schools include:
- Breakfast programs.
- Late start French Immersion.
- After school programs, such as outdoor adventure camps.
- Outdoor kindergarten.
Penticton has two middle schools – Skaha Lake Middle and KVR Middle. These two schools provide a number of interesting opportunities and programs to their students. The philosophy of both Penticton’s middle schools is one of inclusion, growth and exploration.
“We believe all students can learn and contribute to their school, local and global communities.”
For more information about the school’s locations and the programs and courses that are offered in each please visit:
Skaha Lake Middle – http://www.sd67.bc.ca/school/skahalakemiddle/Pages/default.aspx
KVR Middle – http://www.sd67.bc.ca/school/kvrmiddle/Pages/default.aspx
The two high schools in Penticton aim at nurturing student success and preparing youth for graduation. Both schools offer programs such as Aboriginal Education and International Baccalaureate.
The Okanagan Hockey Academy partnered with Penticton Secondary to provide long term athletic and academic development in a structured environment. The flexible schedule provided by Penticton Secondary allows students to combine their academic endeavours with the rigorous hockey schedule. The Okanagan Hockey Academy prepares athletes for post-secondary opportunities as well as major-junior hockey programs.
For more information about the two schools and the specific programs offered by each, please visit:
Prince Margaret Secondary – http://www.sd67.bc.ca/school/princessmargaretsecondary/Pages/default.aspx
Penticton Secondary – http://www.sd67.bc.ca/school/pentictonsecondary/Pages/default.aspx
In addition to the public schools of School District #67, Penticton also has an excellent selection of private schools accredited by the province of British Columbia. Some of Penticton’s’ independent schools have been recognized as top private institutions in the province by the Fraser Institute. Please contact individual schools for requirements, courses and locations.
Okanagan College offers a wide range of certificates, diplomas degrees and post-secondary programs. It has been in operation since 1963 and is the largest college in British Columbia outside Metro Vancouver. In addition to over 8,500 full time students, the college is also home to over 1,000 international students.
Okanagan College’s Penticton campus is home to over 700 students pursuing programs such as Law Enforcement Studies, Construction Management, and Environmental Studies. For an entire list of the courses available through the Penticton campus and when they are offered, please visit:
Penticton – Educational Opportunity and Choice
From kindergarten to post-secondary, Penticton’s range of educational opportunities abounds. The wide selections of unique programs and school choices offered by School District #67 provides plenty of incentive for young families thinking about calling Penticton home.