In the Spotlight

Nov 18 - Press Release: YK1 Facilities - Nov. 18 and Cost/Savings Analysis

YK1 Board of Trustees to put forward a motion on December 9th to continue to operate five schools and existing grade configurations.  For a financial breakdown of each of the four options as presented by the Board of Trustees, follow this link: Facilities Cost/Savings Analysis

Staff Spotlight

Nov 21 - Pam Schlosser - Math Department Head - Ecole Sir John Franklin High School

Pam Schlosser Pam Schlosser is the Math Department Head at École Sir John Franklin High School. She has been with Sir John since 1992 where she has worked both in the Math and French departments. Mrs. Schlosser has a passion for mathematics and goes to great lengths to instill in her studen...

Past Staff

Student of the Week

Nov 21 - Katie Lapka - Grade 12 - SJF

Katie is Sir John's 2014/15 Student Council Vice President. She has a bubbly personality, is hardworking in her studies and extra-curricular activities. In addition to Student Council, Katie plays on athletic teams and is also a part of the school band. Katie shows great maturity in her ability to b...

Past Students

Photo Gallery

Nov 18 - 2014 Santa Claus Parade

Thank you to the organizers, volunteers, staff, parents and students to added so much cheer to the YK1 float at the 2014 City of Yellowknife Santa Claus Parade. The weather was warm (ish!), we saw many of our mascots and we had a big crowd. Thanks again to everyone who participated. 

Nov 18 - Lou Beauchesne Author Visit

J.H Sissons School welcomed author Lou Beauchesne as she read her work to students on November 3rd and 4th. Stay tuned as the French Immersion Program at YK1 continues to invite authors and illustrators into our schools.  

Nov 10 - Sir John Franklin High School presents : Peter Pan

Congratulations to all of the talented drama students (both on stage and behind the scenes) at Ecole Sir John Franklin High School on their sucessful Peter Pan run!   For the Moose FM article, "Learning the Ropes", click here:

Jul 9 - WMS Grade 8 Hidden Lake Canoe Trip

WMS’s Outdoor Pursuits program had a fantastic year this year which topped the year off with a Grade 8 Canoe Trip to Hidden Lake in June. The students had a lot of fun exploring and learning in the great outdoors. Special thanks to all of the contributors and sponsors of the Outdoor Pursuits progr...

Jun 10 - 75th Anniversary Banner Raising

Thank you to our Maintenance crew for raising the 75th Anniversary banner.  YK1 is so proud to be celebrating this milestone and be able to show it off to the community with this banner.

May 8 - Regional Learning Fair

Amazing talent and knowledge was put on display at this year's Regional Learning Fair held at K'alemi Dene School in Ndilo. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Apr 25 - Michael Gilday visits JHS

Michael Gilday, a former Yk1 French Immersion student, visited JHS school on April 17, 2014.  He shared his Olympic experience and talked  to the students about the benefits of learning to speak French.  It was an exciting day for the school!


Grades: Preschool - Grade 5
Options: French Immersion
Phone: (867) 873-3477
Fax: (867) 873-4535

Grades: Preschool - Grade 8
Options: English
Phone: (867) 873-5811
Fax: (867) 920-2931

Grades: Preschool - Grade 5
Options: English, Montessori
Phone: (867) 873-4372
Fax: (867) 873-4638

Grades: Preschool - Grade 8
Options: English, Intensive French 6, Post-Intensive French 7 & 8, Athletic Excellence (Hockey)
Phone: (867) 920-7567
Fax: (867) 920-4778

Akaitcho Trades and Technical Centre
Grades: Grade 9 - Grade 12
Options: English, French Immersion, Post-Intensive French 9-12
Phone: (867) 669-0773
Fax: (867) 873-3630

Grades: Grade 6 - Grade 8
Options: English, French Immersion, Intensive French 6, Post-Intensive French 7 & 8, Athletic Excellence (Hockey, Soccer, Speed Skating)
Phone: (867) 873-5814
Fax: (867) 873-4671

Dettah Community School
Grades: Preschool - Grade 7
Options: English, Dogrib (Weledeh Dialect)
Phone: (867) 873-4303
Fax: (867) 873-4420

Ndilo Community School
Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 12
Options: English, Dogrib (Weledeh Dialect)
Phone: (867) 920-7260
Fax: (867) 669-7762

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