About

Peace River North — The Place to Be!

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School District 60 ( Peace River North)  was incorporated on April 12th, 1946.

Our district website is www.prn.bc.ca.

District schools provide education services to 5818 students in a catchment area covering 93253.59340 square kilometers

The Peace River North School District is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies. The region’s economy is both prosperous and expanding. This positive economic outlook is based on the petro-chemical, renewable energy, agriculture, forestry, tourism and commercial/service industries. 

Our schools range in size and number including an Open Learning School, three two-room rural schools and four kindergarten to secondary grade schools.

The major center, Fort St John, hosts six modern elementary schools with a seventh opening in 2018, two middle schools, and one large senior secondary school. There are also three elementary schools in the surrounding communities of Taylor, Charlie Lake and Baldonnel.

Our Energetic Learning Campus (ELC) is situated in the Pomeroy Sports Center and currently has 178 Grade 10 students learning in a unique environment.

We are in the process of building a new school (the Margaret “Ma” Murray Community School“) for K-6 students that is tentatively scheduled to open in September 2018.  This school will serve approximately 385 students and will have an onsite Daycare and a community gymnasium.

The district also hosts a Distance Education schools, serving a wide area of northeastern BC and parts of the Northwest Territories.

Our district’s student population is diverse.  First Nations students  make up nearly 20% of our student population. Many other countries and cultures are represented within our ESL students, our International Students and the remainder of our student population. The district’s character is equally diverse, with a blend of rural and urban philosophies and the distinct provincial perspectives of two strong provinces; Alberta and BC.

There is also a strong northern influence within our community philosophy that values personal resilience, the sense of entrepreneurial spirit, and hard work.

The district is committed to providing a quality education program to all students.

Highlights of our educational programs include a commitment to early intervention, French Immersion, inclusion-based student support services, a band program, the meaningful integration of technology, the Aboriginal Student Support Worker Program, an Outdoor Education site,  and a strong focus on transitions to careers as evidenced in the Secondary School Apprenticeship and Dual Credit programs.

Please read our Mission and Vision Statement