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Last Updated: 4/16/2024 12:03:33 PM EST

School Overview

Lakeside School Kelowna is a non-profit, independent private school founded in 2018. We foster creative, critical thinkers ready to take on the world and turn challenges into possibilities.

Why teach at Lakeside School Kelowna?

Teacher-student relationships are the highlight of working in our school. We encourage deep connections among staff, students, families, and our classrooms are genuinely rooted in these relationships.

Educational programming

Our program is designed intentionally around students’ developmental needs, encouraging academic achievement in a pleasant and supportive environment.

Our pedagogy is holistic, balanced, creative, and meaningful. Our programming integrates arts and academics using experiential learning methods to open hearts, inspire minds, and build our students’ character. As a result, our students emerge as creative, critical thinkers who are adept at confronting challenges in the future as possibilities rather than obstacles.

The Community

Our school is located in the Lower Mission area in beautiful Kelowna, BC. Nestled alongside Okanagan Lake, surrounded by mountains, orchards, and vineyards, our campus is 10 minutes away from the downtown core in a growing city!

Being so close to nature, our students can spend daily nature time turning over and collecting rocks on one of three nearby beaches.

Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities

Kelowna is a true four-season destination offering hiking, biking, camping, climbing, water sports, and winter sports in a family-oriented community. Cultural activities, such as live theatre, concerts, dance studios, art galleries, museums, and numerous festivals.

Recreational Opportunities

With over 30 beaches, world-class golfing, and nearby skiing opportunities, there is no better place than Kelowna for family fun! Kelowna offers various cultural activities, such as live theatre, music concerts, dance studio, art galleries, museums, and numerous festivals. The area is also host to a performing arts centre and national level hockey and skills training centres. Nearby, the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre community centre offers a large fitness facility, two group fitness studios, an Olympic-size pool, wave pool, water slides. Next is Kelowna’s largest indoor sports facility with two ice rinks, two indoor fields & meeting rooms.

Draw for Employees

Why you’ll love it here

We offer an environment that promotes continued professional development as well as personal growth. Our Director of Education provides professional development activities onsite in addition to other learning opportunities.

We offer mentorship, peer-to-peer support sessions, and ongoing professional development days and opportunities.

Our teachers support one another

The Lakeside School environment is conducive to teachers supporting one another. Our professional development focuses on personal growth and equipping teachers with the skills and knowledge to support student academics and social-emotional success. We aspire to the higher aims of our work for mutual inspiration.

Salary and Application Information

Salary and Benefits

Lakeside School Kelowna’s teacher salaries start at $45,000. Salaries increase as teachers accumulate more experience

Application Requirements

We are accepting applications from certified teachers and education assistants.

We recognize the BC teaching certificates as well as a Waldorf Education teaching certificate, education assistant/special education assistant certificates/diplomas, or relevant training and experience for specific roles. We also recognize relevant teaching certificate obtained outside of BC.