We, the students, staff and parents of Merritt Bench Elementary school are committed to making our time here a positive experience by working and learning together with respect for ourselves and others, striving to do our best in all that we do.

  • Please make sure that you call the SAFE Arrival when your child is going to be absent, 1-844-434-8117 or visit or download and use the schoolmessenger APP.
  • It is important that you update the school when your contact information changes.
  • Please call  prior to 1:30pm if you have a message for your child regarding after school pick-up.
  • As students are dismissed at the outside doors, parents please wait outside to avoid hallway congestion.
  • Please call the office if you would like to arrange a meeting with your child's teacher.



Find Us:

Merritt Bench Elementary School

3341 Grimmett St, Merritt, BC, V1K 1M3

Principal:  Mr. Kevin McGifford

Secretary:  Mrs. Vicki Klassen

Phone:  250-378-2528

Fax:  250-378-5289


First Bell:  8:25 a.m.

Recess:  10:00-10:15 a.m.

Lunch:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

School ends:  2:30 p.m.