Who We Are

Our District

Our Mission

    • We are committed to the success of each child.

Our Vision

    • Emphasis on thorough academic preparation.

    • Students prepared to succeed in an ever-changing future.

    • Students achieving to the best of their ability.

    • Exemplary schools distinguished by dedicated educators and students engaged in learning.

    • Teaching environments that foster learning.

    • Attractive facilities that reflect both pride and excellence.

    • Pride in our community's children and its schools.

    • Community investment supported by measurable education standards.

    • A continually improving educational system.

Our Guiding Principles

    • We are here to teach and to facilitate learning.

    • Learning comes from effective teaching and student effort.

    • Educators adjust their teaching methods to address individual learning styles.

    • We are here to encourage students to reach their highest potential.

    • Measurable data and research drive educational improvement.

    • Clear communication and ongoing assessment promote accountability.

    • Above all, students and staff respect each other, school property and educational goals.

Our Community

Nestled into the base of the Selkirk Mountains in the North Idaho Panhandle region, Sandpoint, Idaho, is 60 miles south of the Canadian border. It sits on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced Pon-da-ray), a spectacular glacial body of water 43 miles long that is a focal point of the area's natural beauty.

Settled in 1880, the area developed an economy that was dependent on timber and mining until the mid-20th century. The community is now making a transition to tourism and a broader base of businesses.

The community is developing a national reputation as one of the country's most livable small cities. In 2004, Sunset magazine named Sandpoint the West's "best small town," National Geographic Adventure labeled it a "great adventure town," and Outside magazine list it among the 20 "dream towns."

Sandpoint offers residents and visitors easy access to fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, camping, and wilderness experiences. Downhill and Nordic skiers, snowmobilers, and winter campers are attracted to the area. The nearby Schweitzer Mountain Resort offers some of the finest downhill skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest. During the summer, the picturesque 111-mile shoreline of Lake Pend Oreille offers swimming, boating, and other water-related activities. Fishermen are drawn to the lake in search of the giant Kamloops and Mackinaw trout. Golfers of all ability levels can enjoy the challenges of several golf courses in the area.