Situated in the midst of a rich mountain landscape, surrounded by numerous provincial and national parks, Rocky Mountain School District strives to "Care deeply, act wisely and find joy in every day."
In our Quest for Quality, we are committed to developing responsible learners, competent professionalism, integrity and respect. Through collaboration and communication and with a commitment to quality results, we take an enthusiastic, innovative and entrepreneurial approach to education.
Our district is divided into three zones along the length of the Columbia Valley in South East British Columbia, Canada. SD6 includes Golden in the North, centrally located Windermere, and Kimberley in the South. We cover a diverse cultural and geographical area in a beautiful part of the world we are proud to call home. School Distict 6 is served by Canadian Rockies International Airport as well as smaller airports throughout the valley. Road access is via Highway 3 & 95a in the South, 93 at Radium and Highway 1 & 95 in the North.
Golden is located at the northern end of our school district in Kicking Horse Country. With a population of around 4000 Golden has a small town feel and welcoming atmosphere. Just a few kilometres up the mountain you find Kicking Horse Resort, and there are a large number of great restaurants in town. The local scenery is breathtaking and Banff is only a two hour drive away. There are six school sites within the Golden zone.
Situated at the northern end of Lake Windermere and close to the Panorama Mountain Village Ski Resort, the Windermere area is a popular location at any time of the year. Invermere is currently growing and changing from a rural community to an area of diverse tourism. Several resort communities are within this zone, including Radium and Fairmont Hotsprings, Banff and Calgary are less than half a day's drive away. Windermere is centrally located within our school district and has seven school sites.
A former mining town, Kimberley has shifted its economic focus to its ski resort and golf courses. Kimberley has a distinctly European feel with a pedestrian-only downtown area called the Platzl. With a population of around 7000 and proximity to Cranbrook, Kimberley has many larger town amenities, it is also one of the highest cities in Canada at an elevation of 3651 ft. and is located at the southern end of our school district. Six school sites make up the Kimberley zone.