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The town of Channel-Port aux Basques offers residents easy access to both elementary and secondary schools. Most children start their schooling at the age of 5 in the province where they begin at Kindergarten level. In the kindergarten level, children attend 5 days of either morning or afternoon classes. As a child gets older, they will continue to attend elementary school grade 1 to Grade 6 (ages 6-12). High school is from Grade 7 – Grade 12 (ages 13-18). All elementary and secondary schools in Channel-Port aux Basques are overseen by the Western School District.

St. James Elementary School

St. James Elementary School (Kindergarten - Grade 6)
St. James Elementary School (Kindergarten – Grade 6)

The community of St. James Elementary School is committed to providing a caring environment, developing the qualities of self-esteem, creative thinking, a love for learning, and a respect for self and others realizing that quality education is an individual lifelong process involving physical, spiritual, emotional and social development to produce happy responsible citizens. St. James Elementary School has 327 children enrolled with 23 teachers providing instruction. This school has been established since 1975 and continues to maintain academic excellence.

The following services are offered:
•  English Instruction
•  French Classes
•  Special/Supportive Services
•  Guidance Counseling
•  Physical Education

Contact Information:
St. James Elementary School
P.O. Box 1060
Port aux Basques , NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-3186 Fax: (709) 695-9589

St. James Regional High School

St. James Regional High (Grade 7-12)
St. James Regional High (Grade 7-12)

St. James Regional High Schools’ mission is to foster the intellectual, social, emotional, and moral development of each student, and to encourage lifelong learning by working with the school community to provide a safe and healthy learning environment. There are approximately 24 staff members at the school teaching courses such as English studies, mathematics, industrial arts, computer technology, social studies, art, physics, biology, chemistry, workplace safety, music, physical education and fine arts.

St. James Regional High offers:
•  English Instruction
•  French Classes
•  Skill Trades
•  Special/Support Services
•  Guidance Counseling

Contact Information:
St. James Regional High School
P.O. Box 910
Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-3551 Fax: (709) 695-9704

The College of the North Atlantic

The College of the North Atlantic - Post Secondary
The College of the North Atlantic – Post Secondary

The College of the North Atlantic is Newfoundland and Labrador’s public college system and is one of the largest post-secondary institutions in the Atlantic Provinces. The college in Channel-Port aux Basques offers full time credit course registration with approximately 140 students per semester, with additional 25 registered part-time. The college also has upwards of 200 students participating in the Continuing Education evening courses.

The Port aux Basques Campus offers the following programs:
•  Welding
•  Metal Fabricator
•  Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Technician
•  Business Administration
•  Office Administration
•  Cabinet Making
•  Adult Basic Education
•  Marine Hospitality
•  Personal Care Attendant
•  Heavy Equipment Operator

The College of the North Atlantic offers an open admission policy. Students are admitted into various programs on a first come first serve basis as assessed by the date of receipt of their application and on the provision that the candidates meet the minimum qualifications prescribed.

Contact Information:
College of the North Atlantic
59 Grand Bay Road, P.O. Box 760
Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-3343 Fax: (709) 695-2963

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