The Siksika Board of Education (SBE) provides academic and student support services for K-12 learners in Siksika


Siksika Nation historians, Elders and knowledge keepers, teachers and volunteers work together to educate our students in a variety of programs that accommodate all styles of learning. The curriculum includes courses from Alberta Education and the Siksika Language and Culture Program which is an integral part of our learning experience at SBE.

Our Schools

Siksika Board of Education (SBE) manages four schools in Siksika:
Chief Crowfoot School
Siksika Nation High School
Chief Old Sun School
Siksika Outreach School


Our Nursery program (K-4) is for children age four. This age group is working on developing their fine and gross motor skills, that are gaining independence, and developing their social skills through play. The Nursery program is offered at Chief Old Sun School and Chief Crowfoot School.

Kindergarten is a full day program. We focus on the following learning skills: early literacy and numeracy; citizenship; awareness of the environment and the community; personal and social responsibility; physical coordination and well-being; and creative expression.

Elementary children learn important skills and knowledge through direct instruction from their teachers, opportunities for problem solving, and independent mastery. Instructional technology is used to engage students in critical thinking, research using approved resources, and communication of their ideas. Children develop concepts and knowledge in:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Art and Music
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Siksika Language & Culture

This is a time focused on developing a student’s cognitive, memory, and information processing skills in preparation for high school.

Junior High School Courses

  • Core subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, PLS, Physical Education, Siksika Language.
  • Option Classes: Home Economics, Info Pro, Cultural Arts, Drama, Art, Music.

Each grade level in split into multiple classes to help keep class sizes low, allowing for more one on one assistance. Individualized program plans are developed for those learners who are gifted or require extra assistance.

In Alberta, there are several ways the province recognizes high school completion:

  1. a High School Diploma
  2. a Certificate of High School Achievement
  3. or transition to a post-secondary institution or apprenticeship in Alberta

In SBE schools, teachers, school administrators, and councillors support students in developing a unique learning plan that is based on their learning style, interests, goals and career aspirations.

Alberta also recognizes the achievement of high school students with exceptional needs and significant cognitive challenges with a Certificate of School Completion.

Please contact us for a complete list of our programs and course guide.