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Wapekeka First Nation

First Nation School

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Administers a public on-reserve school for elementary and junior high school students
  • Offers a full curriculum for students in a temporary school from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 8; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Administers the Anishiniimowin Immersion program (Languages Together) which promotes academic learning entirely in Oji-Cree during Kindergarten and evolving into a mostly English curriculum by the time students enter Grade 8
  • Offers cultural and traditional outings such as fishing and trapping
Special Education
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
New 25,000 sq ft school under construction; started Mar 2020 with projected completion Jun 2022
Reverend Eleazear Memorial School burned to the ground May 13, 2015; students now attend a temporary school opened in Jan 2016 to continue education until new school is built with a projected completion date of Jun 2022
Hours of Operation
8 am - 4 pm
8 am - 4 pm
8 am - 4 pm
8 am - 4 pm
8 am - 4 pm

Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
  • Members of Wapekeka First Nation 4 years of age and older
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve

Special Education: Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties
Application Process
  • Registration required
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card and immunization record
Documents Required
Child's birth certificate/status card and copy of immunization record required
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
July 3, 2019