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Education in Saskatchewan

Guide your way to a seamless school transition when you relocate your CAF family to Saskatchewan. Start your school search as soon as you receive your posting notice. Prepare to register for school once your House Hunting Trip is complete.

Schools at a glance

Provincially funded schools for children 

        • English public programs (with French immersion and Core French options options)
        • Francophone public programs (if your child meets the criteria) 
        • Separate school programs (Catholic)
        • Online school
        • Home education 

Private schools are also an option.

Age groups

  • Kindergarten to Grade 8 - Elementary 
  • Grades 7 to 12 – Secondary 

Grade groupings within schools vary from community to community.

Special Education Support

The Ministry of Education in Saskatchewan promotes inclusive beliefs, values and practices supporting needs of students through a needs-based model

Ease your transition from another province or school board by having the right documentation on hand.

  • Have professional assessments/diagnoses documentation ready
  • Include information on how the diagnosis directly affects your child’s learning
  • Provide your child’s existing Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Program Plan (IPP), or Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Share past report cards and samples of school work

See the School Transition Portfolio in the MFS Education Resource Guide for more helpful information.

High School Graduation Requirements 

Secondary School in Saskatchewan includes grade 10, 11 and 12 and is made up of a selection of credit courses. Students can choose to write a no-fault supplemental provincial exam for 30-level English, Math, and Science courses. The higher mark between school mark and the exam mark will be the final grade in that course.

Read about the high school graduation requirements in Quebec depending on your pathway.

Virtual Learning Supports

The Government of Saskatchewan is centralizing online learning for Saskatchewan students starting in the 2023-24 school year. Government Of Saskatchewan Centralizing Online Learning For The 2023-24 School Year | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

As long as you register with Flex ED | Official Site before mid-September and are 21 years old or younger by then, you're eligible to receive government funding.

Discover more learning supports in the MFS Education Resource Guide.

FAQs about schools in Saskatchewan