Kana:takon School

Principal Alice King
Administrative Assistant Elaine Thompson
Contact Information
Phone 613-575-2323
Fax 613-575-1910

28 Second Street
Akwesasne, Quebec

To attend Kana:takon School, please submit application to Elaine Thompson, Administrative Assistant.

Student Registration Form 2016 2017

Primary Division

Early Years – Heads Start/K4 combined.
Skahwatsi:ra Program – K5, Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, and Grade 5/6 Transition.

Skahwatsi:ra Program – One Family, one home, one nation.

Kanatakon School Logo


In partnership with parents, families and our community, we provide a culturally enriched education in Kanienkeha, our Mohawk language.  We are committed to instilling in each student a respect for our language and traditions which is the foundation for lifelong learning.



The Kana:takon School is located in the village of Kana:takon (St. Regis). The school is situated very close to the borders of Quebec and Ontario. The school is of a contemporary design, a beautiful brick building that features skylights, a large gymnasium, kitchen, library and playground.

School Hours

The instructional day is from 8:05 am to 2:45 pm.
Please do not drop off students at the school before 8:15 am as there will be no supervision.
No student will be allowed beyond the school lobby prior to 8:15 am.

School attendance is taken at 8:30 a.m. Your child is late at 8:31 a.m.
All students arriving after 8:31 am are considered tardy and parents must sign them in at the office before going to class.

Breakfast is served from 8:15 – 8:30 am.

Walkers should arrive as close to 8:15 am as possible (especially if they are eating breakfast).

The best time to drop off students is before 8:31 am. All students being dropped off must arrive through the main doors of the building. Do not park in the “No Parking Zone” of the school. Parents must park in the school parking lot and walk your child into school.

No Parking in Designated School Bus Drop-Off / Pick-Up Locations
In order to ensure the safety of all students and staff, there is absolutely NO PARKING in designated school bus drop-off and pick up areas during the following times: 7:45 – 9:00 am and 2:00 – 3:45 pm.

All AMBE Schools Are “Allergy Aware”

All AMBE schools are allergy aware and have over the past few years seen an increase amount of allergies to certain foods (i.e. peanut butter). It is each parent’s responsibility to complete the allergy history on the student information sheet so that school personnel know the type and severity of any allergies that the child has.


School Colors – Teal and White


Board Members

The Ahkwesãhsne Mohawk Board of Education consists of six board members of two elected members from each of the three districts within the Mohawk territory of Ahkwesahsne; Kana:takon, Kawehno:ke and Tsi Snaihne. With them are three Chiefs from the Education Portfolio in the Mohawk Council of Chiefs.

The term of office is three years with an election held annually for a three year staggered term. AMBE has the responsibility for providing leadership in all matters affecting education.

Your Board Members for Kana:takon:
  • Connie Hall
  • Cecelia (Ceely) King
Education Portfolio:

Should you wish to contact one of the Education Portfolio Chiefs, they can be reached at 613-575-2348.