In YCS schools, we follow the Northwest Territories approved curriculum for all subject areas except Religion and Health from Kindergarten to Grade 9. At the high school level, the Alberta Education curriculum is followed, as adopted by GNWT Education, Culture and Employment with the exception of Religion and Northern Studies, the latter of which is an NWT developed curriculum.

Early Childhood Education

Junior Kindergarten, Bilingual Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Fine Arts

Drama, Art and Music

Innovative Learning

MakerSpace, Flex Time and Student Mentorship Time


Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) realized that it needed to round out programming to better meet the needs of some students. An environment which would foster and produce pre-trades ready students for the northern workforce was needed. We are now proud to offer the following pre-trades programs: ✓ Construction Technology ✓ Hairstyling ✓ Robotics ✓ Welding ✓ Small Engine Mechanics

Second Language Programs

Tlicho Language Class

Weledeh Catholic School offers students the choice between learning the Tlicho language or Core French from Grades 1 to 8.

French Second Language

The Yellowknife Catholic School Board offers a wide variety of French programs and services to our students. Find out more about these programs and see how they can benefit your child.