For those arriving from Ukraine, please visit the Saskatchewan Supports Ukraine – Education and Child Care page.
In Saskatchewan, students are usually placed in grades with peers that are close in age.
Prekindergarten is usually a half-day program for three-and four-year-old children. It is available in a limited number of schools and families need to apply for their children to attend. You will need to contact the school to find out if Prekindergarten is available.
In grades 10 to 12, students take courses at different grade levels, depending on their prior education and knowledge in specific subject areas and language proficiency. The educational goals of newcomer students and their families are supported by the Government of Saskatchewan, educators, education partners and stakeholders.
School divisions oversee a group of schools, usually based on their location. Of the province's 27 school divisions:
- Eight are separate school divisions, providing faith-based education.
- Eighteen are classified as public school divisions, which do not provide faith-based education.
- One is a Francophone school division, which provides education to students whose first language is French.
Some students may choose to attend independent (private) schools. Registered independent schools provide an alternative to the provincially operated systems and give parents the opportunity to provide an education to their children that is aligned with their beliefs.
Students may also take part in a home-based education program instead of attending a provincially funded or registered independent school.
All funded schools in Saskatchewan are required to teach the provincial curricula which is developed by the province.
Education in Saskatchewan: A Guide for Newcomers provides more information about types of schools, registration, language instruction and listed resources. This guide is also available in additional languages.
Find more resources for Newcomer Settlement and English as an Additional Language in Saskatchewan Schools.