About Denman Island Community School

Opened by the settlers of Denman Island in 1878 as a single-room school a few hundred meters east of the current fire department land on Denman Road. In 1896, a second school was built on the site to replace the first. A bigger school was built in 1912 on the adjoining plot of land to accommodate a growing population on the island. This 1912 building stands today. Denman Island School opened in a new facility on Northwest Road across from the intersection of Kirk Road.

The school now operates as Denman Island Community School with the Denman Island Community Education Society providing community guidance and leadership.


To have a vibrant, diverse community school where everyone plays an integral part in life-long learning.


To foster passion, creativity and inclusiveness in our learning environment in ways which enhance opportunities, strengthen community connectivity and recognize our unique physical and cultural