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Caring and passionate district and school staff fostering strong relationships and partnerships with parents and the community, resulting in innovative, supportive educational programs

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Diverse Programs & Learning Opportunities

We offer a range of learning opportunities for students including an independent directed studies program, a continuing education centre, adventure tourism program, AVID and a regional distributed learning center. A teacher-student laptop program and secondary alternate programs are available. Students’ educational experiences are enhanced through diverse programs in fine arts, trades, athletics, and K-12 French immersion that is offered in Merritt.

Programs & Services

Student Support Services

We facilitates student development, wellness and learning by promoting an environment that allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes for life long learning and fulfillment.

Aboriginal Education

School District #58 (Nicola-Similkameen) is proud to serve students from our six local Bands, the Metis Nation and from Aboriginal communities outside of our district.

French Immersion

Our French Immersion school/program encourages students to communicate in French at every opportunity. We teach all subjects in the BC curriculum through the medium of French. From Grade 3 onward, students are also introduced to reading and writing in English.


SCIDES (South Central Interior Distance Education School) is a Provincial Online Learning School, offering Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) courses, as well as courses for adult learners. SCIDES is a fully funded, public, and accredited BC school with programs and courses that are free for BC residents.

Merritt Schools

The community of Merritt is home to 5 Elementary Schools, 1 Secondary School and the Kengard Learning Centre.

Princeton Schools

The community of Princeton is home to 2 Elementary Schools, 1 Secondary School and The Bridge.

Alternate Schools

SD58 features 3 Alternative Schools offering the highest quality alternative programming.

Our Strategic Plan – SD58 Nicola Similkameen