The Gulf Islands School District enrols students throughout the Southern Gulf Islands. The Islands are located at the centre of a triangle between Greater Vancouver, Nanaimo and Victoria.
There are six schools on Salt Spring Island, and one each on Galiano, Mayne, Pender, and Saturna Islands. There are no roads between the islands.
Students and staff travel by water taxi and by ferry.
The District also administers Windsor House School in North Vancouver.