Geographically located on ancestral syilx territory in south-central British Columbia, School District 22 serves the communities of Vernon, Coldstream, Lavington, Lumby, and Cherryville, providing excellent educational services to a diverse group of students. The area is home to members of the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB), Metis, Inuit, and Oﬀ-Reserve First Nations students. We welcome a growing immigrant and refugee population as part of the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program and host approximately 300 international students annually. We offer a wide variety of educational programs including but not limited to French Immersion, vLearn – District Online Learning (DOL), opportunities for Trades Training and Secondary Apprenticeships, school and district-based alternative programs, as well as numerous sports and specialty Academies. The district employs 1,317 staff and operates on a budget of $131 million. The mission of SD22 is to inspire and nurture students to thrive in their learning, relationships, and community. Our motto is: Dream. Believe. Achieve.
We are a diverse community of learners including:
Staff (as of Sept. 30, 2022):