Fort Albany First Nation

Site: Peetabeck Academy

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Student body is approximately 200 students
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve school for elementary and secondary students 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from JK to Grade 12, approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course 
  • Participates in the Provincial Secondary School Literacy Testing (OSSLT) for students in Grade 10 
  • Coordinates a school breakfast program in which all students get a healthy breakfast at school and an afternoon snack  
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities 
  • Includes multi-purpose areas, a library/resource centre, a gymnasium and full kitchen  
  • Maintains playgrounds, baseball field and soccer field 
  • Allows the school gymnasium and kitchen to be used for various community events
NOTE: School complex serves as community evacuation centre when spring floods occur
Special Education 
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties  
  • Develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student with annual reviews  
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Fort Albany First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members and residents of Fort Albany First Nation
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card and immunization record upon initial registration 
  • Prior arrangements required for community use of gymnasium and kitchen
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway, French; upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-278-3340
Fax 705-278-1031
Site Location Community is along S shore of Albany River and on Sinclair Island at mouth of Albany River on James Bay, 450 km N of Timmins
Located In Community Fort Albany First Nation
Address 1 School Rd
Fort Albany, ON P0L 1H0
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Mailing Address c/o Peetabeck Academy 
PO Box 211 
Fort Albany, ON P0L 1H0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2001
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)