Partners - Purcell Collegiate School

PARTNERS

At Purcell Collegiate School, we believe in partnerships as an extension of our commitment to collaboration, cooperation, and community. We need to work together to realize progress and achieve success.

Scroll down this page for more information on these important partnerships:

🧡 ?aq’am Community
✨ Purcell Foundation
🖍️ Purcell Preschool + Daycare
📚 Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School
📚 No. 2 High School
🎓 Vancouver Community College
🏫 St. Eugene Mission
⛷️ Kimberley Alpine Resort
⛳️ Purcell Golf
🏥 StudentVIP
🍁 Maple Immigration Services
🌎 AQG Education
🌎 Student Management Group

We value and appreciate the organizations listed below for their support of and contributions to PCS, in particular its vision, mission, and values.

Interested in becoming a PCS partner?  We are actively seeking partnerships with organizations that can help us extend and enhance programming at PCS, particularly:

🌱Carbon Clawback
📈LeaderSHIFT
🧡First Person
✨Sparx
🧭Club Navigator
🗺️CanXPLR
🎯Purcell Points

Email partnerships@purcellcollegiate.ca for more information on cooperating with us for mutual benefit and toward shared goals.

INDIGENOUS

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, has repeatedly highlighted education as the key to reconciliation.  As he once succinctly put it, “Education got us into this mess and education will get us out of it.”

Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) is committed to working with Indigenous partners to take up this mantle in support of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action and  the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and in pursuit of a better future that values and benefits from Indigenous engagement and inclusion.

ʔaq̓am Community

British Columbia, Canada

Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) sits on the traditional, ancestral homeland of the Ktunaxa peoples. Our neighbours, friends, and corporate partners are members of the ʔaq̓am Community.

The ʔaq̓am Community owns shares in Purcell Collegiate Incorporated (PCI) and holds a seat on its corporate Board of Directors per the landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the community and PCI signed in 2021.  For more information on this lighthouse partnership including how it supports Truth and Reconciliation and how it will contribute to decolonization, click here.

NON-PROFIT/SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) is proud to partner with non-profit groups and social enterprises that contribute to its social-purpose mission and goals.

Purcell Collegiate School Foundation

Kimberley, British Columbia

The Purcell Collegiate School Foundation was founded in 2023 to extend and enhance the educational opportunities afforded by Purcell Collegiate School as follows:

  • by providing educational resources to students attending Purcell Collegiate School or participating in its extra-curricular programs;
  • by providing publicly available scholarships, bursaries, and other forms of financial assistance for students to attend Purcell Collegiate School and/or participate in its extra-curricular programs; and
  • by providing scholarships, bursaries, and other forms of financial assistance to students graduating from Purcell Collegiate School and/or advancing from its extra-curricular programs to attend post-secondary institutions.

For more information including how to become a donor, click here.

Purcell Preschool + Daycare

Kimberley, British Columbia

Purcell Preschool + Daycare is a certified social enterprise.  It was conceived to apply an entrepreneurial approach to British Columbia’s childcare crisis and founded to address community need in Kimberley and area. Its mission is to create accessible and inclusive early-learning and childcare programs in a safe, respectful, and engaging environment. Guided by BC’s Early Learning Framework, it is dedicated to creating a foundation for children to successfully transition into the K-12 education system.

Purcell Preschool is open to children aged 6 months – 5+ years in three cohorts:  a Conventional Preschool/Daycare Program, a Forest Preschool Program, and an Infant-Toddler program.

K-12 SCHOOLS

Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) is committed to collaboration and cooperation in support of cultivating and activating relationships that create opportunities for all school stakeholders, particularly students and staff.  Sister-school agreements and other school-to-school partnerships are ideally suited to this purpose and are priority for PCS to negotiate and activate.

STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL (STS)

Okotoks, Alberta

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) is a premier, co-educational, independent day school that traces its roots and traditions back over 110 years. STS develops well-balanced students for a life of purpose by inspiring excellence in scholarship, leadership and character.

PCS and STS have signed an MOU to partner together to create extended and enhanced learning opportunities for students at both schools.  This partnership includes particular focus in the areas of international education, Indigenous engagement, and outdoor learning.

NO. 2 HIGH SCHOOL

Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou No. 2 High School was initially established as a middle school in August 1930. The first principal was Xu Gantang (徐甘棠), a well-known educator.  Today, the Guangzhou No. 2 High School Education Group (广州二中教育集团), which was formalized in 2017, includes two private schools and four public schools. In 2019, the whole group has 7,066 students and 166 classes.  Guangzhou No.2 High School is ranked top five among high schools in Guangzhou.

In March 2023, PCS and No. 2 signed a Letter of Intent to become formal sister schools under the umbrella of the province-to-province MOU between British Columbia and Guangdong.  A delegation from No. 2 will visit PCS in October 2023 for a signing ceremony and as a commencement of exchange activities which will include a focus on STEM subjects, particularly in relation to sustainability.

POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS

Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) is open to collaboration and cooperation with post-secondary institutions interested in creating pathways for students to transition from high school at PCS to college or university.

VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (VCC)

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is a public post-secondary located in the heart of Vancouver, B.C. offering academic, cultural, and social environments that inspire relevant real-world training. Since 1965, VCC has earned a strong and well-deserved reputation for our commitment to community, student-centred approach, award-winning faculty, and wide range of academic and applied programs. VCC has among the highest graduate placement rates in the province, and plays a key role in helping industries meet their needs for highly-skilled employees. VCC’s commitment to access, community, advanced skills training and industry connection ensures our students are well-positioned to break new ground in their chosen fields after graduation.

Purcell Collegiate Grade 12 students applying to Vancouver Community College (VCC) may be eligible for conditional admission in the majority of programs.”

AMENITIES & FACILITIES

The partners listed below provide PCS students and staff with access to exceptional amenities and facilities in support of providing a world-class international boarding school experience.

St. Eugene Mission Resort

Cranbrook, BC

St. Eugene is proudly an Indigenous-owned resort. It stands as a tribute to the strength of the Ktunaxa people and create a very unique opportunity to tell their unique story.
Located  minutes from Cranbrook, St. Eugene features an on-site mountain golf course, casino, and campground and boasts spectacular views of the St. Mary River and the majestic Fisher Peak.  Other features include a fully-equipped gym, steam room, sauna, heated pool, and spa to go along with four different restaurant options.
This incredible resort hotel doubles as the PCS boarding facility, providing PCS students with an unparalleled level of comfort in a historic setting.

Kimberley Alpine Resort

Kimberley, BC

Located in the Purcell Range of the Canadian Rockies, Kimberley offers stunning scenery and a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere that lets you make the most of your winter getaway. On North Star Mountain, your skiing experience includes a newly enhanced beginner’s area, enjoyable long intermediate trails, and exciting glades and steep terrain for the advanced skier and rider. Other incredible activities include cross-country skiing and snow shoeing – just a few of all the favorite and exciting winter activities that Kimberley has to offer.

Kimberley Alpine Resort functions as a satellite campus for PCS students and includes Kootenay Haus, the highest high-school classroom in Canada!

Purcell Golf

Kimberley, BC

Purcell Golf is the future home of Purcell Collegiate School (PCS).  This historic 18-hole course has been updated to include four new golf holes to replace the holes that will become PCS’s campus.  The course will also be the home of the PCS Golf Academy which will be launched soon.

PCS students and staff golf for free at Purcell Golf, home of the Kimberley Golf Club.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

Purcell Collegiate School works closely with a variety of service providers to ensure the best possible care, support, and service for its students and their parents/guardians.

StudentVIP

Health Insurance

All international students studying at Purcell Collegiate School are covered by StudentVIP’s International Health & Wellness Program.  Upon arrival to campus, students receive their health insurance package which includes their health card for use when they visit the doctor, pharmacy, or dentist.

Maple Immigration Services

Visa/Study Permit Processing

Maple Immigration Services offers a comprehensive range of Canadian immigration services to clients, students and employers in Canada and worldwide. With almost 15 years of experience, their team is equipped to handle the most complex immigration cases. Based in Toronto, they provide personalized support to help you smoothly navigate the Canadian immigration system. PCS works with Maple Immigration Services to provide visa/study permit processing support to students and families requiring this service.

EDUCATION AGENTS

PCS works with a variety of agencies to recruit and support students placements in our school.  The agents listed below qualify for special mention as founding agents whose dedicated support of PCS’s initial engagement of the international student mobility market is appreciated and valued.

AQG Education

Guangzhou, China

AQG Education is a leading international student placement agency located in Guangzhou, China.  AQG has extensive experience placing and supporting high school-aged students in both private and public schools in the United States and Canada, particularly British Columbia.

Student Management Group

New York, USA

Student Management Group is one of the premiere student exchange services organizations in the world. They specialize in fostering incredible educational and cultural experiences that provide students from all around the world memories for a lifetime. SMG has facilitated over 1,000 student enrollments in Canada over the last 8 years.