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Our mission is to inspire and support each learner to thrive in a caring learning environment.

Located in the southern Interior of British Columbia, SD8 serves numerous diverse communities in the Kootenays including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel, and Yahk. We also serve students across B.C. through our provincial online learning school, Elev8. Our dedicated team focuses on providing the best possible educational opportunities for over 4,700 students and their families. 

Find out more in our strategic plan.

Community Partners

At SD8, we are a community of schools that include educators, support staff, students, families and guardians. The district's primary focus will always be students, followed by families, teachers and support staff, as well as First Nations and Indigenous partners in education, and local government partners including municipalities and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK).

In addition, we continue to increase our focus on students transitioning to post-secondary education and have forged relationships with institutions across the province and across Canada. We foster a special relationship with those closest to us: