Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Nestled in neighbourhoods throughout the community, Yellowknife Education District No. 1 schools are always close to home.

YK1 offers Kindergarten programs at four schools:

  1. N.J. Macpherson School
  2. Mildred Hall School
  3. Range Lake North School 
  4. École J.H. Sissons

The community schools of K'àlemi Dene in Ndilo and Kaw Tay Whee in Dettah offer kindergarten programming for Yellowknives Dene students in their respective locations. According to the NWT Education Act, to be eligible to register for junior kindergarten children must be four (4) years of age on or before December 31st of the year in which their classes are to begin. Kindergarten registration for all Yellowknife Education District No. 1 schools is held during the month of February at each individual schools. The child's birth certificate and health care card will be needed at the time of registration. Pre-registration can be done at anytime online. General information evenings are held in central locations during the month of February to discuss the various kindergarten programs available at YK1. Registrations are also accepted at these times.

When deciding which school to register with, consider arranging to have a school and classroom visit - school principals would be pleased to set up a time! Each school hosts an information night for parents of the new 'Kindergartener'. These are usually held in May and address the specifics of that school's kindergarten program, as well as answer questions. Although enrolment priority is given to students residing within a specific neighbourhood, parents can request registration in schools outside their area if it is more convenient for work or child care. For further information about YK1 kindergarten programs, contact the YK1 District Office or the principals of all schools offering kindergarten programs.