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Schools at the Heart of their Communities

Edgewood Elementary, Burton Academy, Nakusp Secondary, Nakusp Elementary, Lucerne Elementary Secondary and Arrow Lakes DL School.

  • Our schools are central to our communities
  • World class educators, both local and from across the country, choose to live here for the exceptional education system and healthy lifestyle
  • Informed, involved parents are integral to decision-making, organizing, and delivering high-quality learning programs
  • Responsible, respectful, growing young people are not merely students – they are essential, authentic and fully contributing citizens to our schools and communities

Caring Communities

Nakusp, Edgewood, Burton, New Denver, and Silverton

The positive, attractive, healthy characteristics of small town living…

  • Strong sense of community
  • Safe and simple lifestyle
  • Dedicated community volunteers
  • Celebrations and festivals
  • Trusting and caring people
  • Locally grown food and clean water

…combined with high levels of education, artistic talent, adventurous spirits, and practical skills…

  • An educated populace and skilled tradespeople, engaged in community
  • Long-standing culture of visual arts, music, film, literary arts and heritage
  • Skiing, mountain biking, boating, hiking and climbing, paddling and fishing
  • Forest craft and fine woodworking, agriculture and small businesses



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School District 10 Arrow Lakes serves the communities of north Slocan Lake and the Arrow Lakes with schools and programs in Nakusp, Edgewood, Burton and New Denver.

Our innovative approach to learning and the beautiful mountain settings that surround these communities, provide our students with unique learning experiences that gain praise in our province and beyond. We are well-recognized for innovation in place-conscious learning, environmental education, and for creatively personalizing learning experiences for our students.

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