Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 is a publicly funded, government accredited, public educational school district located in the northwest of British Columbia and encompasses the traditional territories of three aboriginal nations: the Gitksan, the Haisla, and the Tsimshian. The Gitksan‐Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Hazelton area is made up of seven band communities consisting of Gitanmaax, Gitanyow, Gitsegukla, Gitwangak, Glen Vowell, Hagwilget and Kispiox located through the Hazelton communities and on up the Kispiox Valley. The Haisla Nation is centered in Kitamaat Village and the Tsimshian Nation has two distinct band communities in the Terrace and Thornhill areas.
It is our collective responsibility as a school district to ensure the highest quality of learning experiences for all students, with a focus on student engagement, learning and development in a safe, inclusive environment.
Do you want to learn in one of the most beautiful and pristine places in British Columbia? Coast Mountains School District can offer you a student destination that offers a high-quality personalized education while enjoying the local culture, outdoor recreational activities, hands-on natural resources and the safety and friendliness of a smaller community that will enhance your learning and development of the English language.
Our school district is part of the public education school system operated by the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education ensures that there is a consistent delivery of education throughout all sixty provincial school districts.
Coast Mountains School District has a student population of approximately 4,500 students in 19 schools including 3 alternate programs and 1 trades learning centre. Engaging all learners and staff, we serve a diverse, dynamic multi-cultural community that is welcoming and inclusive of all. The richness of our local First Nations culture and history contributes to all our schools in a very positive way as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners benefit from the diversity surrounding them.
“Creating opportunities for learning, opportunities for life”
Coast Mountains School District supports learners in achieving success and realizing their potential as educated citizens.