J A Laird Elementary school in Invermere BC comes under the umbrella of BC School District #6. It has a student enrollment of 177 and the dedicated staff numbers about 15.
At J A Laird, there is an emphasis on a healthy balance of arts, athletics and academics plus social responsibility and personal well-being.
Being located in an area that has a strong arts and cultural community and is home to many artists, the school endeavors to foster an acute awareness of, and appreciation of the many forms which art takes. It collaborates with local artists to present special programs and events that will enrich the education of its students.
Also, the school demonstrates a commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices, demonstrated by a school garden with a compost program, a solar-powered water heater and air system and ‘no idling’ zones surrounding the school property.