Sage and Sunshine School is dedicated to supporting Indigenous children and their families by creating a learning environment where Indigenous children feel pride in who they are and feel like valued members of their community. Traditional Indigenous knowledge is highly valued and Incorperated into everything we teach so students can develop connections to their roots to grow up full of knowledge to share for generations to come.


About Us

Sage and Sunshine Culture-Based Private School is the only school in Peterborough, Ontario, providing full-day culture-based education for Urban Indigenous children. We offer a one-of-kind educational experience for Urban Indigenous children aged 4-9 so that they can learn and grow together building strong relationships and community.   Our strategic plan envisions adding another age each year.

Sage and Sunshine Education provides a supportive, encouraging, and safe environment to learn. Sage and Sunshine works together with families to create realistic academic goals that focus on the child’s unique strengths and builds on previously mastered skills. This allows them to reach their highest potential while connecting back to their culture through language and cultural teachings. Teachers will continue to develop their own skills and knowledge through professional development and cultural workshops to offer the highest quality programming. Sage and Sunshine offers an extended-day program to support families before and after-school childcare needs.

Today I would like to acknowledge the following people whose land we are on today, the Williams Treaties as well as Rice Lake treaty # 20.  I would like to acknowledge their ancestors who lived in this area as well as their future generations. We honor that we are located in Nogojiwanong "place at the end of the rapids" our presence here connects us to Curve Lake FN, Hiawatha FN, Alderville FN and Mississaugas of Scugog Island FN. with that, we have a responsibility to nurture a respectful relationship with these communities and their peoples, teachings, ceremonies, language, and traditions. We acknowledge we are learning and working  on unceded Anishinaabeg traditional territory and give thanks for the many opportunities that this privilege provides us. Miigwech Miigwech, Miigwech

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