This page has information about enroling children in school in Grades 1 to 12.
If your child is entering Kindergarten, please visit the Kindergarten page.
Here is the basic enrolment process for most Yukon schools:
If the school does not have room for your child, contact the Department of Education at 867-667-5068 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help you find another option.
For students who qualify for French First Language education under Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, contact École Émilie-Tremblay (K – 7) or Académie Parhélie (8 – 12) at 867-667-8150 or email@example.com.
Students are required to attend school in their attendance area. In exceptional circumstances, students can apply to attend school outside their attendance area. Visit our Transfer Schools page for more information.
For information about transportation, visit our school bus pages.
Yukon children must attend school from age 6 years + 8 months (as of September 1) until at least age 16—except by special arrangement with the Department of Education. (Education Act, Section 22).
Children who are 4 years + 8 months of age by September 1 can enrol in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is not mandatory in Yukon, but it is the usual starting point chosen by most families.
In some rural schools, children can start the year before regular Kindergarten in a K4 program.
From Kindergarten, children proceed to Grade 1 in an elementary school, where they normally continue through Grade 7. In the Riverdale subdivision of Whitehorse, parents have the option of enroling their children in Grey Mountain Primary School for Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 3.
After Grade 7, children move on to secondary school, also called high school, where they normally continue through Grade 12.
This pattern is different for the French-first-language schools (École Émilie-Tremblay and Académie Parhélie) and for some rural schools. For example, students may complete all grades at the same school, or they may have to complete the last two or three grades of high school in Whitehorse or through online or distance learning. Online learning may be supported by Aurora Virtual School. In Whitehorse and in some rural communities, students may complete high school courses through an Individual Learning Centre model.