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About OSS

OSS is a rural 8-12 school in sunny Osoyoos. Our three-building campus overlooks Canada's warmest lake and our students spend plenty of time outside enjoying our terrific weather. For a small school, we have lots going on and pride ourselves on offering our students quality academics while remaining a close-knit school community. We also offer a wide range of elective options including automotives, robotics, drafting, woodwork, foods, musical theatre, computers and metal shop.
Over half of our student population is involved in athletics whether it is on a school team or lunchtime intramurals. Students have the opportunity to be involved in many other ways including Drama club and Rattler Club. OSS also offers a sports academy program. In the fall we run a hockey academy where students are on the ice four days a week and one day off-ice focusing on strength and development, sport specific conditioning, and strategy. In the spring, students have the opportunity to take part in the golf academy at Osoyoos Golf Club, which is a world class 36-hole course. If you would like more information about our academies, please contact the office.

We run a non-traditional, flexible timetable at OSS. Our students have less scheduled contact times per class per week than a regular timetable. The extra time is given to students as Learning Centres where students can choose which courses to work on. This allows students the flexibility to concentrate on their own needs and choose which course deserves their attention each day. This timetable works well to address the ideals of the new BC curriculum, where education is geared to be more personal and individual. It also allows us, as a small school, to offer more courses. Our students gain the benefits of small school, with small class sizes, combined with the course offerings of a larger school.