Nakusp Elementary School

About Us

Learning is in our Nature

Nakusp Elementary School (NES) is a K-7 school located in the beautiful West Kootenay village of Nakusp, British Columbia.  With its scenic views and endless outdoor opportunities, NES is surrounded by a pristine natural setting that provides excellent learning opportunities for our students.  As such, the school motto “Learning is in our Nature” is very much a reality at NES.  Students are given ample amounts of opportunities to extend their learning outside of their classrooms.  We have an outdoor classroom, a large forest area, and gardens on our property. 

Our dedicated and caring staff is what makes our school a great place to be!  We focus on connecting with each child and ensuring learning is student-centred so each child can see learning growth and experience success.  Our team of teachers and support staff actively participates in professional development to deliver the best possible learning experience for our students. 

NES is committed to academic success. Our school growth plan is reviewed by staff annually based on assessments and feedback. Currently, NES has three growth plan goals covering Numeracy, Literacy, and Social Emotional growth.  More details on these goals can be found on our webpage. We are proud of the culture and sense of community shared by our students, staff and parents.

Day to day, NES is a very busy place!  Members of the community are in and out of the school frequently which really reflects the openness of the learning environment.  This is largely due to the staffs’ strong and positive connections with the community.  We offer “Thrive after Three” activities to ensure that our students have extracurricular opportunities in many areas including Art, Choir, Drama, Archery, Outdoor Games, Robotics, Fabric Arts, and Pottery.

Our school embodies the best of our small community, and we are proud to offer opportunities that schools in larger centres are not able to. Our students benefit from excellent academic instruction, a strong sense of community, and place based learning. 

Outdoor Learning

Inclusive Approach