Finding the Right Kelowna School

Whether you’re moving from one part of Kelowna to another, or if you’re from out of town and it’s your first time in the Okanagan, finding the right local school is an important decision to consider when selecting a neighbourhood to live in. To accommodate your family’s needs, we’ve put a list together of Kelowna’s public and private schools to help you narrow down the best neighbourhood for your new home. Kelowna is proud to offer its residents a wide selection of English, French Immersion, Public and Private schools for your children’s education.

Black Mountain & Rutland

The family-friendly neighbourhoods of Black Mountain and Rutland sit on the east side of Kelowna, and the districts provide a variety of school options. You’ll find many single-family homes and luxury homes available in this desirable area.


The well established community of Glenmore is located on the north side of Kelowna, just past the downtown core. Convenient to multiple schools, restaurants and shops, it provides a serene, out-of-town feel while still connected to downtown living.

Kelowna South

Kelowna South showcases a variety of stylish heritage homes, condos and townhomes, and lakefront properties. Safe, level bike and walking paths connect the residential areas to incredible neighbourhood amenities including a wide selection of schools, making the area great for young couples and families.

Lake Country

Lake Country lies just north of Kelowna, surrounded by three stunning lakes, evergreen forests, and small areas of agricultural land. This tight knit community consists of beautiful trails, parks, and public beaches, making nature readily accessible. Cultural and recreational organizations, schools, restaurants, and amenities can be found in the villages of Winfield and Oyama.

Lower Mission

With a strong list of world class schools, beautiful public beaches, lake access points and endless nearby amenities, this neighbourhood remains a sought-after choice for families. The Lower Mission also contains a number of highly rated French Immersion schools.

North Glenmore

North Glenmore lies just a few minutes north of the city centre, and is comprised of lakeshore estates, farms and orchards, established single-family neighbourhoods, townhomes and condos, and contemporary, master-planned communities. Its diverse school selections and affordable, safe neighbourhoods makes the area very family-friendly.

South East Kelowna

Housing in South East Kelowna ranges from golf course townhomes to spacious, established neighbourhoods, working farms, and country estates.With numerous schools nearby, this area is a cozy location for local families. Residents enjoy a peaceful lifestyle and a warm sense of community.

Upper Mission

Nestled into the hills at the south end of Kelowna and with access to Chute Lake Elementary School, the Upper Mission is one of the city’s most popular residential areas. Family-friendly neighbourhoods of newer homes boast incredible views over Okanagan Lake and downtown.

West Kelowna & Glenrosa

West Kelowna has many attractive neighbourhoods with homes of varying styles. With excellent schools, well-designed neighbourhoods, parks and beaches, and exceptionally convenient to all amenities, West Kelowna and Glenrosa are very popular with families.

Lakeview Heights

Lakeview Heights in West Kelowna is known for its beautiful views and larger properties. With easy access to local schools and amenities, it’s a perfect neighborhood for families and young adults looking for extra space.


The charming beach town of Peachland lies only a few minutes south of the hustle and bustle of West Kelowna. Its relaxed atmosphere, quaint village centre, and incredible lake views feel like a full-time vacation. Equipped with excellent schools, amenities and restaurants, Peachland is a beautiful location to raise your family in.

Our expert Agents understand the Kelowna market and look forward to helping you find the ideal neighbourhood for your family and lifestyle. To find the best home near the perfect school, call 250-866-0088 or Contact Jane Hoffman Realty today.