General Information

  • The school is located on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Reserve
  • School opened its doors September, 2003
  • The school is governed by a Board of Governors
  • All teaching staff are BC Teacher Regulation Branch certified teachers
  • Classes are from Kindergarten to grade 7
  • Small class sizes
  • Our school is an independent school under the BC Ministry of Education Independent Schools Branch
  • We receive our funding for on reserve students from Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada and the BC Ministry of Education for students living off reserve
  • The School is a member of the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA)
  • The school was recently certified by the FNSA in 2015
  • The school follows the BC Ministry of Education Curriculum
  • Secwepemc Language and Culture is taught to all grades
  • Sk’elep School of Excellence has increasing student reading levels to above average as one of its key goals. Read Well and Reading Mastery are the two programs that are used to ensure that our students reach grade level
  • Saxon Math Program is our school wide Math Program
  • 99% of the students at Sk’elep are First Nations
  • Our Kindergarten is a full day program
  • We provide bus transportation to and from school, to most areas of Kamloops
  • We provide a breakfast and lunch program
  • We have a learning assistance department that supports student needs
  • Community and Family involvement are valued and encouraged

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