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Last Updated: 11/30/2021 8:02:05 PM EST

District Overview

Our quest for quality in education will develop inquisitive, productive and responsible lifelong learners and leaders, and will build mutual respect and appreciation among students, staff and communities of Rocky Mountain School District.

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Regional Diversity

Nestled in BC’s Rocky Mountains just three hours west of Calgary, snow sports, hiking and mountain climbing attract visitors from around the globe. The spectacular Columbia River, along with Lake Windermere and Columbia Lake, make our region a popular destination for water sports and fishing. We’re also home to two natural hot springs resort communities and world-class golf courses.

Rocky Mountain school district encompasses the communities of:  Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Windermere, Field, Canal Flats, Marysville, and Kimberley. Learn more about the Columbia Valley communities.

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Specialty Programs

We provide choice educational opportunities, including early learning programs, sports academies, French immersion, Intensive French Immersion, environmental and outdoor education, trades courses, award-winning fine arts programs, initiatives to support students’ diverse learning needs, unique distributed learning courses and international student programs. Learning leadership, strong relationships with parents, committed trustees and staff, and positive partnerships with unions and the community enhance our students’ success.

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Community Culture

Experience unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, fine arts offerings, and a commitment to outstanding K-12 and post-secondary education. Our district has something for everyone, with its rich history stemming from the Ktunaxa and Shuswap First Nations, the exploration of David Thompson, mining and mountaineering developments, the beauty of our national parks and spectacular wildlife.

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Draw for Employees

Our Quest for Quality makes us an employer of choice – our staff appreciate that we place a high value on sustaining a culture of optimism and focusing on student success. Our region is alive with arts and culture, and we are surrounded by the world’s most beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes. Come and see for yourself!

Salary and Benefits

Teachers typically receive a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • medical, dental, and extended health plans;
  • group life insurance benefits;
  • teachers’ pension;
  • extended health benefits for dependents of deceased employees;
  • accidental disability insurance;
  • salary indemnity plan benefit;
  • supplemental employment benefits on maternity leave;
  • employee and family assistance programs.


Teachers in positions with special responsibilities, e.g. department heads, teacher consultants, teacher coordinators, counsellors, psychologists, alternate school teachers, speech pathologists, may receive a financial allowance of $2,000-$4,000 annually.

Teachers working in remote and rural schools may also receive a recruitment allowance, and an annual retention allowance. Learn more about teacher salaries with the Salary Finder tool.

For specific details about each district’s compensation, salary, and benefits, please refer to Rocky Mountain’s collective agreement.