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Tansi, Edlánat’e, Hello! Welcome to Northland School Division (NSD).

NSD is situated in some of the most stunning areas in northern Alberta. Covering 288,347 square kilometres, our schools are located near mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, and wetlands in Treaty 6 and 8 territories. We hold high respect for the history, language, and culture in these territories. At NSD, 95% of the student population is of First Nations, Métis and Inuit descent. We have approximately 1700 students in 19 schools. Our schools are located in municipalities, First Nation reserves, and Métis Settlements.


“Our students love to come to school in Northland”


To inspire students to be the best they can be by providing outstanding holistic educational opportunities, with amazing staff and strong partnerships with families and communities.

Click here to view Policy 1- Foundational Statements. 

Northland School Division Strategic Plan for Board Priorities

Excellence in Learning Excellence in Leadership Excellence in Relationships
Students achieve or exceed the standards set by
Alberta Education in literacy and numeracy.
Through excellent leadership practices, everyone feels welcome and valued. Develop and actively promote healthy relationships with students, parents/guardians, staff, community,
and educational partners.

Welcoming, Caring, Respectful, Safe and Healthy Learning and Working Environments

NSD is committed to providing a welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and healthy learning
and working environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. Click here to learn more. 

Community Engagement Framework and a Vision for Aboriginal Education Excellence

On January 11, 2011, then Minister of Education Dave Hancock named a community-based team to provide strategic advice, direction, and leadership in securing community engagement in Northland School Division. The Northland Community Engagement Team's (NCET) work is captured in Kids First, the Report of the Northland Community Engagement Team. The report describes a process for engaging communities in Northland School Division. In addition to the Community Engagement Framework, Kids First sets out a vision for excellence in Aboriginal education (See images and video below). Click here to view the Northland Community Engagement Team Report. 

Northland Community Engagement Video

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