Study at  Kootenay Lake SD8 and have an Unforgettable Canadian Experience

Kootenay Lake School District 8 (SD8) is located in a beautiful area of British Columbia and is prized for its winter and summer outdoor activities. This district is one of Canada’s mildest climates so that is why students can enjoy our pristine environments all year round. SD8 schools are a valuable part of the local community, providing exceptional academics and a variety of electives. A key component of their education programs is to encourage students’ passions.

What are the advantages of studying at Kootenay Lake SD8?

  • Warm climate all year round
  • Small classes – individualized program and strong supports
  • ELL support and tutoring – included in tuition
  • Provide monthly Canadian activities

What are the facilities at Kootenay Lake SD8?

  • Modern Hospital
  • Shopping Mall
  • Downtown Boutiques
  • Civic Movie Theatre
  • Capitol Performing Arts Theatre
  • Regional Airport
  • Selkirk College 

What activities can students do at Kootenay Lake SD8?

The school offers sports and activities year-round. While some of them are offered in a specific season, they are bound to give students something to look forward to matter what time of the year it is.

  • Fall: Aquatics, Field Hockey, Soccer, Cross-Country Running, Football, Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball, Gymnastics, Ski & Snowboarding, Curling, Wrestling
  • Spring: Badminton, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Track & Field, Golf, Rugby, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

What schools are at Kootenay Lake SD8?

LVRogers Secondary School

  • Students: 690
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Address: 1004 Cottonwood St. Nelson, BC V1L 3W2

Mt. Sentinel Secondary School

  • Students: Approximately 257
  • Grade: 7-12 
  • Address:1014 Playmor Rd. South Slocan, BC, Canada V0G 2G0

Salmo Secondary School

  • Students: 146 
  • Grades 7-12
  • Address: 715 Davies Ave. Salmo, BC, Canada V0G 1Z0

JVHumphries School

  • Students: 216 
  • Grades: K-12
  • Address: 500-6th St. Kaslo, BC, Canada V0G 1M0

Trafalgar Middle School

  • Students: 411
  • Grades: 7-9
  • Address: 1201 Josephine St. Nelson, BC, Canada V1L 1X8

Enrichment Programs

Various interest-based electives are offered by Kootenay Lake SD8 to enhance the quality of student life and learning.

  • Outdoor Leadership Education
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Dance
  • Performance & Media

Visit SD8’s official website to learn more and to explore the full list of schools.

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