Project Milestones - Purcell Collegiate School

Project Milestones

Purcell Collegiate Incorporated (PCI) is working toward the construction of a brand-new, world-class international boarding school campus in Kimberley, British Columbia.  Due to uncertain economic conditions and their impacts on construction projects of this size and scope, PCI is now pursuing the development of Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) in phases, sequenced as follows: 1) opening and beginning operation of PCS in leased space at St. Eugene Mission Resort (SEM) and rented space at College of the Rockies (COTR) in September 2023; 2) building the school’s core campus amenities (dormitory, dining hall, gymnasium, classrooms) to commence operations in September 2026; and 3) building the school’s various sports academy amenities beginning in April 2030 and becoming operational in September 2031.

2019

2019

May

Purcell Collegiate founded to build international boarding school in Kimberley, British Columbia

2019

November

OCP amendment approved by Kimberley City Council

2020

2020

January

Golf course purchase finalized

2020

May

Completion of schematic design process

2020

September

Purcell Preschool + Daycare opens

2021

2021

January

Advisory Board formation

2021

February

Construction-level drawing process begins

2021

April

Relocation of campus to feature parcel location

2021

May

Final surveying for land assembly process completed

2021

August

Zoning amendment approved

2021

September

Application for Development Permit

2021

October

MOU signed with ?aq’am Community

2021

November

Ktunaxa flag-raising ceremony

2022

2022

April

Development Permit approved

2022

May

Construction begins on replacement golf holes to free up lands for school campus

2022

September

Initiation of BC Ministry of Education application process for Group 4 independent school certification

2022

September

Completion of replacement golf holes

2023

2023

May

Interim Certification as Grade 7 - 12 independent school received from BC Ministry of Education

2023

June

Public announcement of transitional model with students boarding at St. Eugene Mission Resort and taking classes in rented space at College of the Rockies while work continues to construct building on campus lands at Purcell Golf

2023

September

Grand Opening of Purcell Collegiate School at St. Eugene Mission

2023

November

Purcell Collegiate approved for candidacy in International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme