Fort McKay First Nation believes that education is the foundation of ensuring a healthy and sustainable community for future generations. Fort McKay First Nation students are dispersed throughout Fort McKay, Fort McMurray, surrounding areas and across Canada – there are approximately 230 Fort McKay students from Head Start to Post-Secondary. This web page is intended to unite dispersed students, prospective students, parents and community members with general information. Fort McKay values Education and we are proud to invest in our students, the leaders of tomorrow.
Current operations of the Education Department include:
- Fort McKay School:
Grade K to 6 school co-managed by Northland School Division and Fort McKay First Nation.
- Fort McKay E-Learning Centre:
A Grade 7 to 12 outreach high school intended for both school-aged and adult upgrading students.
- Keyano College Learning Centre:
A satellite campus for Keyano College students.
- Post-Secondary Support Program:
A program to support Fort McKay First Nation Band Members who are pursuing higher education at an accredited Post-Secondary Institution.
Currently, 70 to 80% of school-aged students living in Fort McKay travel to Fort McMurray for school on school busses contracted by Fort McKay First Nation.
- Elsie Fabian New School Project:
The community looks forward to the new school Elsie Fabian opening September of 2022. FMN is excited to bring life back into our community school with a state-of-the-art facility. Our vision is to have all students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 under one roof with a strong culture, land-based and language program where we can rely on local teachers and elders.