Start Here Penticton: Research schools

Penticton schools make the grade, with a variety of options

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Choosing your child’s school is always a huge consideration before making a move. Perhaps you envision a scenario where your kids walk to school, have incredible teachers, play on the playgrounds, learn music and bring home books from the school library?

Well, you can have all this in Penticton – with fantastic schools providing a variety of options. If you're wondering how Penticton schools rank, you can view the annual Report Card on B.C. schools results on the Fraser Institute’s website.

Here is more information about Penticton schools to help you do your research.

Public Schools

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. There is also a French language public school as well as a late French Immersion program at KVR Middle School (starting Grade 6).

New to the district or registering for kindergarten? Visit the SD67 website for details.

Are you wondering which school is in your catchment area? View the SD67 website's school locator tool.

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.

Hockey Academy

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.


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 (helicopter pilot training), and BP Aviation (fixed wing pilot training).

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

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