Kelowna Schools – What you need to know!

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The end of summer means a transition to cooler days but more importantly for Kelowna families it also means back to school. For both new and prospective Kelowna residents having a knowledge of Kelowna schools is important for your family. For elementary aged children three of the highest ranked public Kelowna schools sit in three of the most popular Kelowna neighbourhoods for families.

Casorso Elementary

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Welcome to Casorso School

Located in the Lower Mission neighbourhood, Casorso Elementary is one of the best of public Kelowna schools. Offering both an English and French curriculum to it K-6 students Casorso Elementary also offers a unique photography program to its grade 5 & 6 students.

Established in 1973 and named after a family of early settlers, the school has had a number of substantial renovations and upgrades, most recently in 2000.

The Kelowna schools catchment for Casorso Elementary begins at Lanfranco and runs south to Radant, straddling Gordon Drive. The school feeds into KLO Middle School for grades 7-9 and Kelowna Secondary for grades 10-12.

Chute Lake Elementary

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Kettle Valley’s Chute Lake Elementary

Built in 2009 this newest of Kelowna schools for elementary ages is located in Kettle Valley. The catchment area encompasses all of the Kettle Valley neighbourhood as well as parts of Upper Mission.

Chute Lake Elementary educates children in grades K-6 and their grounds are connected to Chute Lake Park. This creates lots of green space for outdoor play and special field events.

After grade 6 students move on to attend Okanagan Mission Secondary School for grades 7-12. For secondary level Kelowna schools Okanagan Mission is consistently ranked in top spot.

North Glenmore Elementary

North Glenmore Elementary

As its name suggests this school is located in the North Glenmore neighbourhood. The Kelowna schools catchement area for North Glenmore elementary includes large parts of the Wilden neighbourhood, all of McKinley Beach, as well as parts of the Glenmore neighbourhood.

North Glenmore was established in 1964 as a 2 room school house and has seen considerable growth since then. With a rapidly expanding population the demand for Kelowna schools increase so much that the school as seen numerous expansions, including a 2 storey addition completed in 2001.

Almost unique among Kelowna schools North Glenmore Elementary educates students in grades K-6 as well as offering a pre-school program for younger students. As they age students are fed into Dr. Knox Middle School, and then on to Kelowna Secondary school.


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