Sparwood is located within School District #5 (Southeast Kootenay) and offers a comprehensive range of education opportunities

Primary School                                  

Frank J. Mitchell Elementary is a Kindergarten to Grade 6 elementary school with well over 300 students enrolled. Located at 101 Blue Spruce Crescent, it sits on the same property as the high school (Sparwood Secondary School), where students shall attend in Grade 7. For more information regarding enrollment, and programs and services provided at Frank J. Mitchell Elementary, please visit their website or call them at 250.425.7818.

Secondary School

Sparwood Secondary School is a Grade 7 to 12 school with approximately 300 students enrolled. The school offers a variety of programs and services for its students, as well as extracurricular activities. For more information regarding enrollment, and programs and services provided at Sparwood Secondary School, please visit their website or call them at 250.425.6666.

Post-Secondary Schools

College of the Rockies (COTR) has been serving the communities of the East Kootenay since 1975. COTR’s main campus is located in Cranbrook with satellite campuses in Creston, Fernie, Golden, Kimberley and Invermere. The college offers a wide range of traditional and online vocational programming.

The University of Lethbridge is located two hours east on Highway 3 in Alberta.  The University is one of Canada’s most influential research universities and one of Canada’s top-three undergraduate institutions (2016 Maclean’s University Rankings). The University offers more than 150 undergraduate programs and more than 60 graduate programs in six faculties and schools; Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Management and Graduate Studies. Each year, approximately 8,300 students attend the U of L, which also offers select programs on its campuses in Calgary and Edmonton.

Lethbridge College offers a wide spectrum of courses in human services, health, trades, technologies, justice, environmental science and more, on a campus of 274 acres with 4,000 student enrollments annually.  The Crowsnest Pass Campus in Bellevue is just a 40 minute drive away, offering business training and development, early childhood development and educational assistant training programs, as well as industrial and technical training and other learning opportunities through their e-Campus.

Reeves College offers vocational training licensed under the Private Vocational Schools Act. The College was established in 1961 by Mr. C. J. Reeves, a professional secretary and instructor. The College provides diploma programs in business, healthcare, legal administration and art and design that enable our grads to find employment in their chosen field of study.

Red Crow Community College  became the first Tribal College in Canada in 1995. Its board of governors was officially sanctioned by the Blood Tribe Chief and Council, transferring governance for its education from the Kainaiwa Board of Education to the Red Crow Community College Board.   The Red Crow Board of Governors proposes a comprehensive plan with curriculum designed to meet the special needs of Kainai of the Blackfoot Nation. While the system does not intend to exclude anyone, and maintains an "open door policy", its primary purpose is to meet the needs of the Blackfoot population.