The Swan River First Nation School ‘Dedicated to the Future Success of our Children through Education and Culture’ consists of several portables joined together, and offers current Alberta Learning Curriculum by utilizing state of the art technology for students in grades K through 4, and starting next school year, 2017-18, it will be moving to k-6. The current council has also made it a priority to get a new school built to offer our students a better standard of health and safety to go with what we believe is already a better standard of education.
The student population is approximately 26, with 3 certified teachers and 4 support staff. The low student teacher ratio offers increased opportunity for enhanced learning with flexible and individualized programming and support. Emphasis is placed on Cree Culture, with many activities, experiences, and field trips that support learning in this area. A breakfast and hot lunch program is provided on a daily basis at no cost to students. Starting in the 2017-18 year there will also be an increase in land-based learning including cultural activities.
Students at the Swan River school also have access to an after school drumming and dancing program. This is also open to other band members.