School District 60: Peace River North (incorporated on April 12th, 1946) is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies. The region’s economy is both prosperous and expanding. This positive economic outlook is based on the petro-chemical, renewable energy, agriculture, forestry, tourism and commercial/service industries. District schools provide education services to approximately 6000 students in a catchment area covering 93253.5 square kilometers.
Their schools range in size and number including an Open Learning School, three two-room rural schools and four kindergartens to secondary grade schools.
The major center, Fort St John, hosts seven modern elementary schools with an eighth opening in 2020, two middle schools, and one large senior secondary school. There are also three elementary schools in the surrounding communities of Taylor, Charlie Lake and Baldonnel. Our newest K-6 school, Margaret Ma Murray Community School, opened September 2018 with a secondary sized gymnasium and daycare. These additional spaces were made possible through partnerships with the City of Fort St John, BC Hydro, and the Ministry of Children and Families. The in town grade 10-12 high school, North Peace Secondary, includes a 200 student grade 10 project-based learning campus called the Energetic Learning Centre.
NUMBER OF SCHOOLS
Elementary schools: 13
Middle schools: 2
Secondary schools: 2
Elementary/Jr Scondary: 3
Elementary-Secondary school: 1