Band School


201 Horn Road
Merritt, BC
Telephone: (250)378-5527

 Mission Statement:

“Our school, in partnership with family and community, will develop each student's intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being within the context of Nle?kepmx culture and the Provincial curriculum.” 

 Principal Angie Sterling


Reception: Sioux Swakum

Head Start Supervisor: Chelsea Skoflek


What is the Band School?

As an independent school, the Band School follows the BC Curriculum. Their teachers not only have their BC Teaching Certificates, but have knowledge and deep appreciation of First Nations' cultures.

Why Should I/My Child Attend?

  • Smaller class sizes allows for more interaction between teachers and students
  • Bus services can accommodate the transportation needs of students both on and off reserve
  • Full time Kindergarten & half time Nursery school is available
  • School Supplies are provided
  • Fully qualified staff
  • Breakfast 8:30-9am and Hot Lunch provided every day
  • Snacks provided Tues-Thurs

New Facility including: full gymnasium, large playing field, computer lab and close to Lower Nicola, Merritt, the natural environment and Band resources such as the arena.

Little Stars Head Start

What is the Head Start Program?

The BC First Nations Head Start (BCFNHS) On-Reserve Program is a program funded by First Nations Health Authority to enhance early childhood development, school readiness and overall family health and wellness for First Nations preschool children (birth to six years old) on reserve.

Head Start supports locally-controlled and designed early intervention strategies that provide First Nations children with opportunities to develop a positive sense of themselves, a desire for learning, and successes to build upon.

Head Start recognizes and affirms that culture is a fundamental part of a child's development and encourages each Head Start project to reflect the uniqueness of its First Nations community as it takes into account the emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual needs of its children

Teaching our Children about Power from the Sun

Installation of Solar Garden

Associated Documents