Schools

Whether you’re interested in enrolling your child in elementary school or curious about post-secondary options, you’ll be surprised by the breadth of educational options offered in Penticton.

Within School District 67 (Okanagan Skaha), we’re home to seven elementary, two middle and three secondary schools as well as distributed learning and alternate education options. Also within the school district, Summerland has two elementary, one middle and one high school.

Other options include a French language public school and numerous private schools. Nearby in Summerland, Unisus School offers a day and full-time boarding school with a Pre-K to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate curriculum. There are also several faith-based private schools in Penticton.

Another big draw for many families is the Okanagan Hockey Academy, which attracts future hockey stars from around the world for school-year curriculums and summertime intensive skills camps.

Post-Secondary

Okanagan College in Penticton is hailed for its special programs including viticulture, business studies, social justice, welding and sustainable construction management. Other local training schools include Sprott Shaw College, Topflight Elite Training & Charters, and BP Aviation.

Just an hour away in Kelowna is the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Penticton has a wealth of programs, gyms, leagues and lessons for growing minds and bodies. There is a world-class Soccer Academy and league for all ages, a nationally competitive swim club program and a world-renowned hockey school and hockey league play for all ages.

The Foundry, a new youth resource centre at 501 Main Street, offers social activities, outreach programs and skills training opportunities.

Scouts and Guides, Boys and Girls Clubs, JCI Penticton, Enactus and many more youth-focused groups are active in Penticton. You’ll also find horseback riding clubs, 4H programs, ski programs, curling, baseball and tennis programs. From BMX tracks to watersports, dance schools to gymnastics, parkour and figure skating, your children will have plenty of options.