School District No. 5 Southeast Kootenay welcomes families and students to our School District. We accept applications from residents in the City of Cranbrook, Jaffray, South Country, Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford. School District 5 has 11 elementary, 2 middle schools, 4 secondary schools, a K-10 school and an alternate education facility.
How to Register:
Children may begin Kindergarten in September of the calendar year in which they turn five years old. Please drop by your neighborhood school during school hours to register. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and proof of BC residency.
Where to Register:
The Board of School Trustees believes that it is desirable, whenever practicable, for students to attend their neighbourhood schools. Eligibility for student registration, enrolment and placement is subject to the terms set out in the School Act,
and the School District Policy, and Regulations
. The Board encourages students to attend their local Catchment Area schools while also recognizing the desirability of students and parents choosing the school and educational programs which best meet the students’ educational needs. The placement of a student in a school will be dependent upon the availability of space, programs and resources.
Early and Late French Immersion Programs:
We are very pleased to be able to offer this language program of choice in School District 5 Southeast Kootenay. Early French Immersion begins in Kindergarten or Grade One and is available at T. M. Roberts Elementary School in Cranbrook.
The Late French Immersion Program begins in Grade 4 and is available at Isabella Dicken Elementary in Fernie.
The French Immersion Program continues on at Parkland Middle School, Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook and Fernie Secondary School in Fernie.
For more information, please contact: