About Us

Hillcrest Elementary School, which opened in 1973, is nestled in a forested area at the top of the hill in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada. Salmon Arm is located 500 kilometers Northeast of Vancouver, the largest city in British Columbia. Salmon Arm is also an hour drive from the Rocky Mountains. The town has a population of approximately 16,000 people and is the center of a large rural area.

“At Hillcrest, Everyone Belongs!”

This is our school motto. Our teachers and staff work towards inclusion and team work with their classes every day. Each class builds a social contract, which students from the class have input to. Programs such as big/little buddies, leadership, restitution, friends, and breakfast/lunch programs are just some of the ways we help all of our students belong.


1180 20 St SE
Salmon Arm, V1E 2J4


Gord Ritchie


(250) 832-7195


(250) 832-5420