The Rocky Mountain International Student Program (RMISP) places students in high schools in Revelstoke, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, Cranbrook, and Fernie. Placements are also available in Cranbrook’s two middle schools (Grade 7 – 9) and at elementary schools in Golden, Invermere, and Kimberley (Grade 7 only).
Revelstoke Secondary School (RSS) is a Grade 8 - 12 high school with approximately 400 students. RSS is located in a new building (November, 2011) with a 250-seat theatre and oversized gymnasium. The school is well-known for its track and field program and swim team
Golden Secondary School (GSS) is a medium-sized school with approximately 325 students in Grades 8 - 12. GSS has been hosting international students for eight years and hosts between 20 – 30 international students at a time. The school offers a wide variety of elective courses including its well-known and highly-regarded Outdoor Education class and the PTP ski patrol certification course. French Immersion is available at GSS.
David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS) is located in Invermere and has about 425 students in Grades 8 - 12. DTSS usually hosts between 15 – 20 international students. The campus is modern and spacious and includes a greenhouse, commercial kitchen and restaurant-like cafeteria (the Rocky Mountain Café) linked to its well-known chef-training classes.
Selkirk Secondary School in Kimberley has one of the oldest and most highly-regarded international student programs in Canada. Students from around the world have attending Selkirk since the 1980s. Selkirk has a population of about 375 students in Grades 8 – 12 and hosts between 30 – 40 international students at a time. The school offers several unique elective courses that are very popular with international students including Outdoor Education, Forensic Science, and Equine Studies. There is also an ice Hockey Skills Development class.
Mount Baker Secondary School (MBSS) is located in Cranbrook. It has a population of approximately 900 students in Grades 10 – 12. MBSS is RMISP’s largest high school and usually hosts 20 – 30 international students each year. The school offers a wide variety of academic and elective courses including popular Fine Arts classes like Music Composition and Technology, Theatre Production, Theatre Performance, Drama Film & Television, and Visual Arts & Media Technology. MBSS makes use of the 600-seat Key City Threatre for concerts and performances. French Immersion is available at MBSS.
Built in 1998, Fernie Secondary School (FSS) is a modern school in a beautiful location. FSS has a population of about 350 students in Grades 7 to 12 and usually hosts about 10 international students at a time. Popular school sports teams may include golf, track and field, ski/snowboard, and cross-country running.
Sparwood Secondary School has a population of 300+ students in Grades 7 – 12. It is located in a new building in a beautiful setting. SpSS is well regarded as both an academic high school and for its athletics. The schools offers a wide range of electives as well as a high number of academic subjects.
Parkland Middle School in Cranbrook hosts international students in Grades 7, 8, and 9 their host family resides in its catchment area. The school timetable is linear allowing students to take English, math, social studies, science and physical education for the full year, plus a variety of electives (e.g. food studies, textiles, woodwork, metalwork, band, drama, computers and French). A variety of school sports are offered including volleyball, basketball and soccer.