British Columbia

Vernon School District

School Board

Vernon School District

Available Programs
Academic Year
Academic Semester

With Red Leaf since
Degree / Course
from Grade 8
to Grade 12
Most important city
Lumby (26 min.)
Kelowna (48 min.)
Location Type
Program Languages
english and french
Nearest airport
Kelowna International Airport (YLW)
British Columbia

Vernon School District

Vernon is nestled in the Penticton Valley, surrounded by mountains and three beautiful lakes. Summer is hot and dry and long but moderate winters where you can experience the four Canadian seasons. Vernon is a safe and comfortable community where students can get around on public transportation, walk, or ride the school bus. The city of Vernon is located between the cities of Vancouver and Calgary.

Students choose Vernon for having one of the best climates in Canada, as it allows them to enjoy the mountains, lakes and high-level "Silver Star Mountain" ski facilities. Vernon runs an elite soccer academy with professional coaching that attracts students from all over the world. In addition, it offers academies for ice hockey, baseball, swimming, golf and snow sports, including Nordic skiing, downhill racing and snowboarding, and the "Earthquest Outdoor School": Outdoor Education Program.

The community has 50,000 residents, with 90% of English speaking as their mother tongue. Teaching English is one of the District's specialties and at each high school there is a specialized teacher to assist international students.


1401 15 Street
Vernon BC V1T 8S8

Educational ideology

The Vernon School District motto, "A Great Place to Learn," epitomizes the wonderful opportunities that our geographic location offers our students and staff as they pursue lifelong learning. It is through the combined effort of students, parents, staff, and community members that we guarantee the individual success of each student in our school district.


Graduate inspired and critical thinkers who embrace diversity and are committed to improving their own lives and those of others.


Inspire and develop lifelong learners who can communicate, think creatively to solve problems, collaborate, and understand their personal and social responsibilities.


  • Powerful teaching and learning. We inspire each student to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through research.
  • Parent and community involvement. We work together with families and other partners to provide students with powerful learning experiences that lead to their success.
  • Individual determination and creativity. We encourage, develop and strengthen the independence, perseverance, creativity and willingness of students to take risks and adopt new ideas, laying the foundation for continuous learning.

About the Region

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