Before the signing of the Mi'kmaq Education Act in 1998, the Potlotek First Nation has had full responsibility and jurisdiction over their education. Jurisdiction over all educational matters has now been vested in the Potlotek Board of Education.

The Potlotek Education Office is responsible for the Potlotek Day Care, the Potlotek Headstart, the Mi'kmawey School, all students (Grades Primary to Twelve) who attend Provincial schools in nearby St. Peter's and Louisdale, Nova Scotia, students attending Post-Secondary institutions, Adult Education GED, as well as Etli Mawa'tasik Mi'kmawey.

Noelle Doucette and Amanda Johnson are the Co managers of the Potlotek Education supported by team members working collaboratively. 

Contact Information:

Noelle Doucette
Ph. (902)535-3160 ext. 221
Fax (902)535-3164

The Potlotek Day Care operates on a year-round basis on the Potlotek Reserve. Offering weekday care, the Day Care opens at 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Children attending the Day Care follow daily routines and are provided with lunch and snacks.

Jeanette Marshall - Director

Ph. (902) 535-2041
Fax (902) 535-3164

The Potlotek Headstart operates for children aged four years. This daily, full day program offers children school readiness, experiences in Mi'kmaq language and culture, care and nurturing. The Potlotek Headstart is located at the Mi'kmawey School.

Lorena Tracey
Ph. (902) 535-2307
Fax (902) 535-3428

The Mi'kmawey School is situated overlooking the Bras D'Or Lake and was officially opened on October 1st, 1998. The school is home to the Potlotek Headstart program as well as grades primary to six. With a school population of 73 students (projected), the Mi'kmawey School boasts itself as one of Nova Scotia's leading First Nation schools in technology. Students at the school have opportunity to receive a quality education from a qualified and enthusiastic staff. Following Nova Scotia, Department of Education guidelines, students take part in daily Mi'kmaq language courses and have access to the latest in technology.

Nicole Campbell,Principal
Ph. (902) 535-2307
Fax (902) 535-3428

The East Richmond Education centre and elementary School in St. Peter's has 44 of our students from grades P - 8.

The Richmond Academy in Louisdale has 66 students from grades 9 to 12 and are supported by Mi'kmaq Student Services.

You can read the Potlotek Education Strategic Plan by clicking here.