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Education in Yukon

Guide your way to a seamless school transition when you relocate your CAF family to Yukon. 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

Government funded schools for children 

        • English public schools (with French immersion option)
        • French First Language schools (if your child has rights to first-language French education) 
        • First Nation School Board schools
        • Catholic schools
        • Online school 
        • Home education 

Private schools are also an option.

Age groups

  • Kindergarten to Grade 6 – Elementary School 
  • Grades 7 to 9 – Junior High School
  • Grades 10 to 12 – Senior High School

Grade groupings within schools vary from community to community.

Special Education Support

The Yukon continues with a Curriculum redesign and review to create a more Inclusive program for all students and address the learning needs of all students. 

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 the Yukon includes grade 10, 11 and 12, made up of a selection of credit courses, of which at least 4 credits must have an Indigenous focus. Students must write a Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment and Grades 10 and 12 Literacy Assessments in order to graduate. 

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

Virtual Learning Supports

Families registered with Aurora Virtual School can access the Learning Commons. 

Discover more learning supports in the MFS Education Resource Guide.

FAQs about schools in Yukon