British Columbia

Kamloops-Thompson School District

School Board

Kamloops-Thompson School District

Available Programs
Academic Year
Academic Semester

With Red Leaf since
Degree / Course
from Grade 8
to Grade 12
Most important city
Monte Creek (23 min.)
Vernon (86 min.)
Location Type
urban , rural
Program Languages
english and french
Nearest airport
Kamloops Airport (YKA)
British Columbia

Kamloops-Thompson School District

The Kamloops-Thompson School District covers a very large geographic area, with a diverse natural environment that includes rolling hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, and wide grasslands.

Kamloops is located in the exciting interior of south-central British Columbia and is just a short flight from Vancouver, the largest city in the province of British Columbia. A unique geography and temperate and semi-arid climate offer students a variety of interesting activities to do, such as mountain biking, hiking, boating, and some of the best downhill skiing and snowboarding in the world. Kamloops is a university city with Thompson Rivers University at the heart of the community.

International students are provided with support dedicated to their needs during their stay at Kamloops, with friendly and caring host families, highly professional teachers, support in English as a second language and support and guidance by specialized educational consultants. In addition, a very interesting Activity Program with various activities each month keeps students connected and helps them make friends while enjoying sports and cultural experiences.


1770 Springview Place
Kamloops BC V2E 1C8

Educational ideology

It is challenging to provide a comprehensive set of educational programs, facilities, and support services for students from kindergarten through 12th grade in a district as large and diverse as the Kamloops Thompson School District.

The geography of our district offers unique challenges. While most of our schools are located in Kamloops, there are small elementary schools in Vavenby, Heffley Creek, Savona, Pinantan, Westwold, Chase, Barriere, Clearwater, and Logan Lake. The District works hard to provide these small rural communities with the same quality of educational programs found in urban centers, as well as to connect those students and staff with the District's largest educational community.

To achieve this, we have a key team of senior leaders: highly experienced and educated professionals in education, business, and engineering.


To be a dynamic school district that achieves success for all students through a commitment to equity and excellence.


We connect students to their future by transforming the way all partners collaborate to create relevant, innovative and inclusive learning environments.


"Connecting students with their futures".

"Made in Canada" experiences

  • “ El equipo de Red Leaf ejemplifica cómo se supone que debe funcionar una asociación profesional basada en la confianza y el trabajo bien hecho. Son extremadamente minuciosos en su proce...” more
    Don Poelzer
    District Principal of International Student Program at Kamloops-Thompson School District
    Miembro de la Junta - Kamloops-Thompson School District

About the Region

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