Elementary and High Schools
Thompson’s local complement of schools includes 6 elementary schools, and 1 high school. All 7 schools are under the jurisdiction of the School District of Mystery Lake #2355. The school district offers a French immersion program from kindergarten to grade 12 and a Cree-bilingual program from kindergarten to grade 8. The six elementary schools are Burntwood, Deerwood, Juniper, Riverside, Westwood and the Wapanohk Community School.
They offer programs for kindergarten students to grade eight. The schools house libraries with internet access, as well as computer access in the class rooms, special needs programs, intramural sport, and many well-maintained playgrounds that also may be used by the community.
The high school, R.D. Parker Collegiate, offers a wide choice of general and university entrance courses to its students. In addition to traditional academic courses and French Immersion, they also offer Native Studies, Cree Language, Music, Drama, Computer Science, Power Mechanics, Aviation Mechanics, Food Management, Cosmetology, Business & Marketing, Drafting, and many other job specific and trade related courses.
For further information contact:
School District of Mystery Lake #2355
408 Thompson Drive North
Phone: (204) 677-6150
Fax: (204) 677-9528
New to Thompson is École Communautaire La Voie Du Nord a Francophone School located in the Burntwood School accommodating kindergarten to grade 8.
For further information contact
Ecole Communautaire La Voie
103 Arctic Drive
Ph: (204) 778-8699
Fax (204) 778-5465
Post-Secondary facilities and Continuing Education
University College of the North is Manitoba’s newest University. It offers certificate courses, diplomas and degrees in a wide variety of fields such as aboriginal studies, business, health, trades and technical areas. Continuing education courses are offered as well. Over 200 qualified faculty, staff and elder services provide the best of instruction and support for over 2,600 students. For more information, you can reach the Thompson campus at 677-6450, or visit their website at www.ucn.ca.
The Faculty of Social Work at Thompson is a four year full time university degree program offered by the University of Manitoba in Thompson. The curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs of northern social work students. It includes on site instructors and field placements with local agencies, organizations, and in northern communities. For more information, please call 677-1450.
The above information has been provided by Thompson Unlimited and can be found in the Thompson Community Profile.