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The Kahnawake Education Center

The Kahnawake Education Center was established by the Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee (KCSC) in 1980 to administer all education programs on its behalf; administrative control of educational programs was assumed from the Department of Indian Affairs over the period of 1983 to 1988. It directly operated three community schools; Karonhianonhnha School, Kateri School and the Kahnawake Survival School, as well as provides services and tuition for students attending many elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions outside of Kahnawake.

The partnership of students, schools and parents is committed to the continued success, growth and improvement to Kahnawake’s education system so that all of its people may have the opportunity to reach their learning potential, in the pride and understanding of who they are.


Mission Statement

In lasting partnership with parents and community, the Kahnawake Public Education System ensures that all Kahnawakeronon students will be given well-balanced and superior learning opportunities.

Our students will achieve pride and self-sufficiency through powerful curriculum based on Kanien’keha:ka language, values, beliefs and traditions along with sound academic principles and content, guided by innovative teaching methods.

Our students will apply their knowledge and skills to fulfill their life goals in contemporary society while honoring our ancestors and building our future through seven generations thinking.



Our students will be given the gift of the Kanien’keha language and culture – the basis of developing our identity.

Our students will experience a safe and healthy environment conducive to learning.

Our students will receive individualized instruction in order to become independent learners who are able to work with others.

Our special needs students will receive an inclusive education designed to meet their individual capabilities.

Our students will acquire the skills and knowledge to develop self-sufficiency.

Our students will be provided the opportunity to communicate proficiency in three languages – Kanien’keha, French and English.