Pleasant Valley Secondary is located in Armstrong, a beautiful rural community in the North Okanagan, with agriculture, logging, and ranching being traditional economic activities. It is located amidst the dairy and farmlands of the scenic Spallumcheen Valley. The community is well-know for hosting the Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede since 1899, for it’s Caravan Farm Theatre where professional actors produce and perform a number of annual events and festivals, for providing snowboarders and skiers an opportunity to enjoy nearby Silver Star Mountain Resort and for many other interesting events and opportunities.
School Website Link: https://pvs.sd83.bc.ca/
Community Website Links: https://www.cityofarmstrong.bc.ca/ and http://www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp
Shuswap Tourism Link: Official Shuswap Tourism Website | Explore the Shuswap
Homestays: Homestays for students are managed by the school district.
School Population: Approximately 500 students.
Grade Configuration: Grades 9-12.
Current Number of International Students: 7.
ESL Program: We do not currently have dedicated ESL classes at the school.
School Course Selections: Click here for 2022-23 course catalogue.
Community Population: The population of Armstrong and surrounding Spallumcheen Valley is approximately 11 000 people.
Popular Local Activities: Mountain biking, X-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, fishing, hiking and many more.
School Sports Teams and Seasons:
- Fall Sports: Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ Volleyball, Boys’ Soccer
- Winter Sports: Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Basketball,
- Spring Sports: Boys’ Rugby, Track and Field, Golf, Girls’ Soccer
- Hockey Academy – 1st Semester
Closest Ski Hill: Silver Star. Many students and families drive back and forth to Silver Star on a daily basis. As well, buses run from Armstrong to Silver Star and back on both Saturday and Sunday.