Education, Childcare & Youth Resources

Resources for the Young (and Young-at-Heart)

Read more about the resources and services for your family available in the Rossland area.

Education Resources

Rossland Summit School (RSS) is a community-based school that welcomes students from Kindergarten to Grade 9.  RSS offers a safe and fun learning environment where students can thrive.

RSS offers a Late French Immersion program, sports, clubs and student activities throughout the year.  Staff, students, and parents work together to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for strong academic, social and emotional growth.

2390 Jubilee Street
Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0
Phone: 250.362.7388 or 1.888.316.3338

Accueillant des élèves de la maternelle à la 7ième année, l’école des Sept-sommets s’engage à développer l’identité culturelle des élèves ainsi qu’à promouvoir le développement d’une communauté francophone. Pour y arriver, elle offre une éducation publique francophone d’excellence qui favorise la maîtrise de la langue française, tout en offrant au jeune la possibilité de maîtriser une deuxième langue, la langue anglaise.

Welcoming students from kindergarten to grade 7 , École des Sept-sommets is committed to developing students’ cultural identity and promoting the development of a French-speaking community. To achieve this, it offers excellent French-language public education that promotes mastery of the French language, while offering young people the opportunity to master a second language, English.

2160 St. Paul Street
PO Box 880
Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0
Phone: 250.362.3395

A charitable educational centre partnered with SD71 Navigate program, offering a blended learning model and a welcoming low student-to-mentor environment. Many of its students take advantage of its flexible learning schedule to participate in one of Rossland’s world class downhill, cross-country and free ski academies or pursue other passions in their life.

2110 First Avenue
PO Box 2216
Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0
Phone: 250.362.7772

Many Rossland students complete their high school education at “the Crowe”, a short bus ride away in nearby Trail. It offers a full suite of electives, athletics and social activities. Highlights include state-of-the art science labs, outdoor academy and hockey academy programs.

1300 Frances Moran Road
Trail, BC V1R 4L9
Phone: 250.368.5591 or 1.888.316.3338

An alternate and alternative school located on two campuses; one in Trail and one in Castlegar. In addition to regular programming, the Trail site runs the provincial, Take a Hike program.

Providing individualized learning that is responsive to student needs, this school priorizes social emotional well-being and mental health. Programming includes embedded child and youth care support workers, extensive community connection, enhanced counselling services with internal and external agencies, and off-campus experiential learning.

Trail Campus
2001 Third Avenue
Trail, BC V1R 1R6
Phone: 250.364.1275

With the main campus located in Castlegar, BC, Selkirk College consists of 6 campuses (including one in nearby Trail, BC) and 3 learning centres, educating more than 2,700 full-time students and almost 12,000 students each year.

General Inquiries

Phone: 1.888.953.1133

Early Child Development, Childcare & Youth Resources

The Family Action Network (FAN) of the Lower Columbia is an active network of people who understand the importance of early childhood development, and who work together in the Lower Columbia to make our region the best place to raise a family.

FAN has invested in key projects that contribute to making our region the best place to raise a family as listed below:

  1. Ages & Stages Events
  2. Family-Friendly Washrooms
  3. Online “Hub” For Web Resources and Events
  4. Offering Varied Learning & Networking Events

Success By 6 BC is a partnership of United Ways, Credit Unions of BC, the BC Government through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Aboriginal and community leaders.

Success By 6 builds community through engaging citizens in building child and family friendly communities and funding programs that include cultural programs and resources, literacy, nutrition, child care, children’s play, parenting and family skills development.

Regional coordinators and Aboriginal coordinators in 21 regions work with over 120 Early Years planning councils that support over 550 communities throughout BC.

The Province of British Columbia offers a map to find licensed child care facilities in your community.

To find services in our community: click here.

Why are some facilities not on the child care map?

  • does not receive the Child Care Operating Funding through the Ministry of Children & Family Development. Check health authority inspection websites for more licensed child care facilities;
  • is a Universal Child Care Prototype Site;
  • may not be required to be licensed (only 1 or 2 children receiving care – i.e. Registered Licence-Not-Required with the CCRR);
  • may be operating as an exempted program: see Child Care Licensing Regulation Section 3 (i.e school age summer/day camp, Strong Start ), or
  • may be operating in contravention of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act because they are operating without a licence, when one is required. These services are not regulated or monitored and may pose a risk to the health and safety of children. Click here to search.

The Rossland Youth Action (YAN) network is a project of the City of Rossland through funding from the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Directed Youth Funds. YAN’s goal is to work collaboratively and actively to build community capacity to increase the quality and quantity of youth directed programming; provide youth with space and programming that is safe, engaging, and relevant to interests and goals and strengthen the community cohesion of youth.

Going into it’s eighth year, the YAN has provided many programs and events including MakerLab, youth film competitions, leadership workshop series, cooking workshops, a diverse array of arts programs, a snowboard program, bouldering club and an annual Youth Week events celebrating the diverse and talented youth of Rossland. The key to success has been the connections and partnerships built with organizations that support our youth. The Youth Action Network has established working relationships with schools, community organizations and local businesses that has leveraged community support for youth projects.

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