Education

Quality Education from Preschool to Post-Secondary.

Education

Quality Education from Preschool to Post-Secondary.

In Grand Forks, we understand that when choosing a new city, quality education is a top priority for young and expecting families. For this reason, we are proud to say that our education systems are top-notch and our comprehensive system allows for one to go from pre-school all the way to college courses without having to leave Grand Forks. On top of that,  the four-day school week was adopted to allow for more time doing the things that truly matter to us. Scroll this page to see what makes us unique, and get a list of our schools!

What makes us unique?

Four-Day School Weeks
Small Class Sizes
Access to Post Secondary Institutions
Support for All
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What makes us unique?

Four-Day School Weeks
To prioritize the balance of work, life, family, extracurricular activities, and everything else families juggle on a day-to-day basis, our school week is consistently four days long. Less time in the classroom and more time doing the things you and your family love.
Small Class Sizes
Students in Grand Forks have greater access to their teachers because of our smaller class sizes.
Access to Post Secondary Institutions
Selkirk's College's location in Grand Forks offers incredible opportunities for students to come and stay in the community while working towards their educational and career goals.
Support for All
Individuals facing many barriers are supported in Granks Forks.
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Our Schools

Scroll through our education options below and click the links to learn more. If you have questions pertaining to your children or family members joining a school, contact a school representative today. 

Day-Care and Pre-School

Being a family friendly and family focused community, there are daycare and preschool options available for young children. All located within the City of Grand Forks, their proximity to major employment areas make them extremely convenient for the busy family. 

Roots and Wings Childcare

Sunshine Valley Child Care Society

Boundary Child Care Resource and Referral

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society – Talking Little Feet: Aboriginial Head Start Child Care Centre


Elementary

John A. Hutton Elementary

John A. Hutton Elementary School’s mission is to provide a people-focused, supportive, and challenging environment where learners vigorously pursue quality in behaviour and learning, becoming lifelong self-evaluating, productive, caring, healthy, and responsible members of our diverse and changing world.

Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary

Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary School has 225 students enrolled from Kindergarten to Grade Seven. At Perley Elementary School, we embrace the philosophy of educating the whole child and direct our resources to allow all students to reach their potential socially, emotionally, physically, and academically


Secondary School

Grand Forks Secondary School

Their mission as educators is to unlock the physical, intellectual, creative, ethical, social, and cultural growth in their students. This is made possible by assessing for learning, modeling respectful behaviour, and providing students with opportunities to develop their full potential. We do this so that students become lifelong learners who will be positive, successful contributors to society.

Fred Walker Development Centre

The Walker Development Centre exists to provide a trusting and secure environment in which students with extraordinary cirsumstances can succeed in meeting academic goals.


Post-Secondary

Selkirk College – Grand Forks Campus

Just minutes from the Kettle River, this campus hosts a variety of programs serving the needs of the local community.  Selkirk College is home to 60-plus nationally recognized programs serving more than 2,800 full-time learners per year in certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree, co-operative education, and continuing education programs. With eight campus locations in six different West Kootenay and Boundary communities, Selkirk College offers outcomes for in-demand employment, credit transfer to a multitude of universities for degree completion, and enhanced training to further career opportunities.