Several private schools are also available, including: Sandpoint Waldorf School, serving preschool through 8th grade students; the Sandpoint Junior Academy, serving grades 1-10; the Sandpoint Community Christian School, serving grades K-10; and The Selkirk School, serving grades preschool-2.
As for higher education, North Idaho College is a comprehensive community college based in Coeur d’Alene, located 45 miles south of Sandpoint, that also has an outreach facility here, the NIC Sandpoint Center.
For those planning a trip to Sandpoint or interested in getting around the area, there are a number of transportation options available by bus, plane, train or automobile.
Go to the Travel Center for more information on area transportation and up-to-date road reports.
Together they manage the city’s general operations, control the budget and oversee public safety, the planning department, and parks and recreation.
As a result, camping, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities are popular in the area. The weather in Sandpoint changes dramatically throughout the year, creating four distinct seasons.
Summer temperatures, such as in July, reach average highs in the 80s and lows in the 40s.
The area has one daily paper (published six days a week), the Bonner County Daily Bee, along with a number of regular publications and periodicals, including the weekly Sandpoint Reader, published each Thursday, and Sandpoint Magazine, our town's biannual color glossy magazine published each May and November.
Blue Sky Broadcasting operates three radio stations in Sandpoint, KPND 95.3 FM, K102 FM and KSPT 1400 AM, featuring local news and talk shows, plus there's KRFY Community Radio at 88.5 FM, with a live stream button on their web page to click and listen right now.