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The Town of Atikokan is proud to offer safe, educational experiences for children and adults through its own school facilities and locally governed childcare. There are two publicly-funded elementary schools and one secondary school in the municipality.

Children’s Services

Childcare and pre-school services are designed to provide activities that stimulate all areas of the child's development and are available at the following facilities:

  • Rainbow Daycare Centre
  • 2-3-4 Playgroup
  • Sun Dog Family Resources Program and Ontario Early Years Centre

School Services

Education services are delivered from Junior Kindergarten level through to High School. Postsecondary services are also offered in the community through various distance and alternative learning institutions as follows:

  • North Star Community School (Junior Kindergarten – Grade 6)
  • St. Patrick’s Separate School (Junior Kindergarten – Grade 8)
  • Atikokan High School (Grades 7 – 12); with Outers for Grades 11 or 12
  • Contact North (Distance education)
  • Lakehead University (Off campus courses)
  • Atikokan Literacy Inc. – Atikokan Learning Centre
  • Atikokan Public Library
  • Atikokan Intergenerational Centre for Arts & Alternatives

Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lakehead University and Confederation College are close by in Thunder Bay – just a short 2 hours commute away.

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