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About School District 5
The Southeast Kootenay School District is located in the southeast corner of the province of British Columbia. Our region features spectacular mountain scenery, clean lakes, forested hillsides and wide-open spaces. With an approximate population of 36,000 most people live in the communities of Cranbrook, South Country (Baynes Lake, Grasmere, Elko, Galloway and Jaffray), Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford.
The communities and their surrounding areas are supported by resource based industries such as mining, forestry, tourism, along with other small secondary industries. People enjoy the many natural amenities associated with the environment: fishing, hiking, skiing, cycling and golfing. Cranbrook is the home of the College of the Rockies, and the Kootenay Ice Junior hockey team. Fernie is the proud home of one of the fastest growing ski developments in North America: Fernie Alpine Resort.
In Southeast Kootenay, we set high expectations for our students. Our students thrive in an innovative and academically enriched educational environment. Our caring and supportive school communities value family involvement and foster clear values that build confidence, character, and good citizenship every day. We encourage our students to participate in a wide array of co-curricular activities, and motivate each child to reach his or her individual potential.
We are committed to provide students with equitable, quality, educational opportunities in a safe supportive environment through the efforts of a caring professional team in cooperation with students, parents and communities.