JOHN C. YESNO EDUCATION CENTRE
Located in Eabametoong First Nation, John C. Yesno Education Centre has an enrolment of approximately 375 students in Grades JK to 9. The facility includes a computer lab, science lab, construction shop, library, and one of the most beautiful gyms in the north. The school program includes an outdoor cultural education program and Ojibway language classes.
JOHNNY THERRIAULT SCHOOL
In 2007, the community celebrated the official opening of the Johnny Therriault School. The school provides a modern learning environment, with a multi-purpose gymnasium, library, computer laboratories, and outdoor recreational areas for students in JK to Grade 8. Following Grade 8, students attend secondary school in the neighboring community of Geraldton. Inclusion of cultural beliefs and traditional practices in the education program ensures students are supported and challenged to own their learning and to reflect on what they learn through traditional learning opportunities.
MIGIZI MIIGWANAN SECONDARY SCHOOL
Migizi Miigwanan Secondary School is located beside our communities Elementary School as a part of the community’s successful educational campus. After many years of aspiring to offer its residents their own school, the opening of Migizi Miigwanan in 2013 finally saw this dream realized. The school offers a range of academic subjects, as well as physical education, automotive technology, woodworking technology and media arts. These courses are all are offered through our brand new facilities and state of the art technology shops and computer lab. Our school strives to offer a personalized learning experience to each of our students that includes an emphasis on self-expression, the celebration of First Nation culture, conversation and cooperation. We continue to strive daily to offer each of the learners within our care a mature, focused and welcoming environment in which to grow.
MIGIZI WAZISIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Following the Ontario curriculum, Migizi Wazisin Elementary School provides programs for students from JK to Grade 8 in Long Lake #58 First Nation. An early learning centre operates on-site and Special Education is provided for students with learning difficulties.
SIMON JACOB MEMORIAL EDUCATION CENTRE
Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre accommodates students from JK- Grade 12 in Webequie First Nation. Culturally sensitive scheduling allows students to participate in the spring and fall hunts, and elders and their teachings are integrated into everyday lesson planning. This underlines the importance of traditional ways of life in students’ success.
HENRY COASTER MEMORIAL SCHOOL
In 2008, following renovations to its 20-year-old building, Henry Coaster Memorial School re-opened in Marten Falls First Nation. The school provides programming for students from JK to Grade 8. The new school maintains its traditional culture and language programming in a healthy learning environment, while endeavoring to maintain relevant connections with a dynamic culture and ever-changing community.
NIBINAMIK EDUCATION CENTRE
Nibinamik Education Centre, located in Nibinamik First Nation, houses students from JK to Grade 8. Following a Native Language immersion program from JK to Grade 2, students learn in English with daily Native Language instruction. As well, cultural content is taught to all grade levels on a daily basis and includes outdoor programs and traditional language studies.
NESTANKAGA EDUCATION CENTRE
Located in Neskantaga First Nation, Neskantaga Education Centre is a modern facility with 6 classrooms and programming for students from JK to Grade 8. First Nation teachers and community members work together to provide cultural awareness and daily instruction in Oji-Cree. Regular classroom teachers work diligently as part of the team to provide enriched student-centred activities that are geared towards developing the students holistically and promoting success among all learners. The school has an outstanding Special Education program, a gymnasium, a computer lab and library/resource centre.