David Thompson Secondary School, known to most locals as DTSS, is a public high school under the umbrella of the board of Rocky Mountain School District #6, serves students from grade 8 to grade 12 from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen.
Student enrollment at DTSS is just under 400 students, with principal Mr. Danyluk, 38 teachers, 3 administrators and several support staff members. The school operates on a combined semester, term and linear system, sharing the campus with the College of the Rockies.
David Thompson Secondary School is a venue for several school events over the course of the school year. The modern school theatre hosts school stage plays by the drama department and band concerts by the music department as well as various community events such as films, speakers, etc. The school cafeteria is the venue for many food-related events such as the community teas hosted and catered by the chef-training class.