Sage and Sunshine Culture-Based Private School is dedicated to bringing back Indigenous language and culture to Urban Indigenous children so they can develop connections to their roots to grow up full of knowledge they can share for generations to come.


About Us

Sage and Sunshine Culture-Based Private School is the only school in Peterborough ON, providing full-day culture-based education daily for Urban Indigenous children. We will serve Urban Indigenous children aged 4-9 with a strategic plan to add another year each year so that children can learn and grow together building strong relationships and community. Sage and Sunshine will provide a supportive, encouraging, and safe environment to learn. Sage and Sunshine will work together with families to create realistic academic goals that focus on the child’s unique strengths and builds on previously mastered skills. Allowing them to reach their highest potential while connecting back to their culture through language and cultural teachings. Teachers will continue to develop skills and knowledge through professional development and cultural workshops to offer the highest quality programming. Sage and Sunshine will also offer an extended-day program to support families before and after school childcare needs.

Health & Safety

Covid-19 has put many struggles before our community, therefore now more than ever we are aware of concerns that parents may have and are dedicated to providing the safest possible program through excellent health and safety policies and procedures and limited exposure by providing low numbers and children from the same families.  

Sage and Sunshine Culture-Based Private School is located in Nogojiwanong or "Place at the foot of the rapids." (now known as Peterborough). We acknowledge that we are located on the traditional Indigenous Territory of the Michi Saagig People covered by Treaty #20 signed November, 1818. We offer our gratitude to the First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations.  May we honour those teachings well.