Father Porte Memorial Denesuline School provides education from Kindergarten to grade 12. The school has approximately 60 staff, about 460 students and a fast growing youth population, which can be a challenge for the school as the facility was built to accommodate smaller numbers. In 2015, portable classrooms were commissioned and transported to help the school accommodate its fast-growing population.
The school has access to some of the latest technology offerings – 22 classrooms are equipped with smart boards and the school has two computer labs with e-readers and tablets for student use. In April 2016, Connected North was launched in Father Porte Memorial Dene School, providing two way connections between remote and partner schools in the south. The program has so far been a big hit with students not only having access to educational tools in the “south,” but also having opportunities to proudly showcase their culture and way of life to others.