Immaculata Regional High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Immaculata Regional High School
1493 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 3N8
Coordinates 49°51′37″N 119°27′56″W / 49.86038°N 119.46556°W / 49.86038; -119.46556Coordinates: 49°51′37″N 119°27′56″W / 49.86038°N 119.46556°W / 49.86038; -119.46556
School type Independent
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Founded 1960
School board Kelowna Catholic Independent School Council
Superintendent Mrs. Beverly Pulyk
Area trustee Most Rev. John Corriveau (Archbishop's Representative)
Principal Mr. Rob Plaxton
Grades 8-12
Enrollment 400
Language English
Colour(s) Green and Gold         
Team name Mustangs

Immaculata Regional High School is a Roman Catholic high school situated in Kelowna, B.C. Canada. It was under the direction of the Kelowna Catholic Independent School Council. The school is co-educational, offering academic, fine arts, and business programs, as well as athletic, performing arts, and other extracurricular programs, for students from grades 8 to 12. The school participates in sporting events under the name of the "Mustangs", with the team colours of green and gold.


In 1860, Father Pandosy is credited with the Catholic education in Central Okanagan.

In 1938, the Sisters of Charity of Halifax began formal instruction. By September 1950, St. Joseph's Elementary School officially opened for instruction of grades K-7. With the completion of Immaculata High School in 1960.

In September 1995, through the perseverance of Bishop Peter Mallon a new High School, renamed Immaculata Regional High School, was opened. The new facility can house 350 students.

Independent school status[edit]

Immaculata Regional High School is classified as a Group 1 school under British Columbia's Independent School Act. It receives 50% funding from the Ministry of Education. The school receives no funding for capital costs.[1] It is under charge of the Kelowna Catholic Independent School Council.

Feeder Schools & Parishes
St. Joseph Catholic School (Kelowna)
Our Lady of Lourdes School (Westbank)
Holy Cross Elementary (Penticton)
St. James Catholic Elem. School (Vernon)
Holy Spirit Parish
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
St. Theresa's Parish
St. Edward's Parish
Immaculate Conception Parish
St. Charles Garnier Parish
St. Pius X Parish
Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Academic performance[edit]

Immaculata Regional High School is ranked by the Fraser Institute. In 2007, it was ranked 15th out of 298 BC secondary schools.[2]

Academic Departments
Performing Arts
Social Studies
Religious Education
Information technologies
Physical Education
Visual Arts
Food and Nutrition

Athletic performance[edit]

Both the Varsity Boys & Girls basketball teams participate in the BC Catholic Basketball Championship, one of the largest tournaments in the province of BC.

Immaculata's Sr. Girls Soccer team has captured its second straight "A" Provincial Championship in 2007/08 season.

Immaculata's Sr. Girls Basketball team has captured Provincial "A" Championships in 2005/06 & 2006/07 seasons.

Immaculata's Sr. Boys Basketball team captured the Provincial "A" Championship in the 2012/13 season.

Immaculata's Sr. Golf team captured the Provincial "A" Championships in the 2009/10 season and defended their position in the 2010/11 season.

School Teams
Mustang Soccer
Mustang Volleyball
Mustang Basketball
Mustang Rugby
Mustang Golf

Artistic performance[edit]

Immaculata Regional High School provides students with a variety of performing & non-performing arts.

Performing Arts Visual Arts
Drama Art
Band Stage Props

Clubs and committees[edit]

Executive Student Council
General Student Council
Jazz Band
Drama Club
Improv team
Yearbook Club
Global Opportunities Team
Mayor's Youth Forum
Audio Visual Team
Smartrisk Team
Math Contest Club
Mexico Mission

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Josh Gorges, current NHL player for the Buffalo Sabres


Immaculata Regional High School is one of two Okanagan, Catholic high schools; the other being St. Ann's Academy Kamloop's.


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2012-10-02.  Overview of Independent Schools in British Columbia
  2. ^ [1] The Fraser Institute - Report Cards - School Performance

External links[edit]