Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Private School (KGPS) Receives High School Accreditation

On June 7, Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Private School (KPGS) received amazing news, not only for them, but the entire community. Thanks to the hard work of the board at the Cayuga and Mohawk language immersion school, it has received accreditation for its secondary school students.

KPGS board chair Ruby Jacobs said thanks to this very critical outcome, high school graduates can continue to be granted credits for completed courses.

“Congratulations to all from the board, for diligence and hard work to accomplish this,” Jacobs said.
The private language immersion school has operated from the second floor of the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena for over a decade. It is the only school in Canada that offers Cayuga and Mohawk languages from kindergarten through Grade 12.

“This is a tremendous victory for our youth and community,” said Chief Mark B. Hill. “Having a language immersion school in our community is important. It not only allows our youth the opportunity to learn and maintain our languages now, but for future generations. To have that recognized beyond Six Nations of the Grand River is a huge step in the right direction.”