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Schools On Salt Spring Island

Choosing a school for the family is an important decision. Here are some facts and figures.

Salt Spring Centre School  (Independent) K-5, BC Curriculum, small class sizes, individualized learning continuum, enriched theatre, music, French programs, nondenominational, beautiful natural setting surrounded by 70 acres of forest, fields, ponds and organic gardens; no junk food- focus on healthy lifestyle; creative activities nurtured and supported, nonviolence, respect for living things fostered. 355 Blackburn Road 537-9130
Fulford Elementary School  K-5, 120 students, 7 teachers 6 support staff, natural setting, located at the south end of Salt Spring near Fulford Harbour, beautiful modern building set in acres of woods where the children play at break time, within easy walking distance of ocean, lakes, streams, all students receive music instruction, scientists and artists work with the students, choir, well equipped classrooms, students come first, library open full time. 203 South Ridge Road 653-9223

Phoenix Elementary School  K-8, 80 students, 4 teachers 3 support staff, family involvement, flexible schedule for home schooling needs, theatre productions, opportunities for self direction and exploring areas of special interest, individualized and small group instruction, offers “Future Studies” program- an amalgam of sciences and humanities. 163 Drake Road 537-1156

Salt Spring Elementary School  K-5, 160 students, 8 teachers  5 support staff, historic building with wide hallways and classrooms full of light, annual reading blitz, active student leadership program, two adventure playgrounds, large sandbox, wooded area, values encouraged, parents/community active involvement, computors in every classroom. 122 Rainbow Road 537-9928

Fernwood Elementary School  K-5  150 students, 8 teachers 6 support, special greenhouse program, annual fun fair, leadership program, north of St. Mary’s Lake, annul fun fair in May, monthly pizza days. 150 Fernwood Road 537-9332

Salt Spring Middle School  
6-8, 310 students, French Immersion, 22 teachers, 12 support, ongoing connection between school and community, fine arts, language, parental involvement, student support services provides comprehensive support. 120 Rainbow Road 537-1159 

Gulf Islands Secondary School  9-12, 580 students, built in 1994, international students program, fine arts program, French Immersion offered, full academic programs in arts and sciences, all major athletic programs, peer tutoring, leadership classes, French and Spanish, regular performances, intramural activities.  232 Rainbow Road 537-9944

Phoenix High Alternative Program 30 students, 4 teachers, cooperative learning, flexible self directed schedule, curriculum based on innovative models of learning. 134 McPhillips Avenue 537-1009