Schools and Training
Primary and Secondary Education
Robert Service School (RSS) is a K-12 school in the heart of the Klondike in Dawson City. Robert Service School fosters a collaborative learning environment where the school and Tr’ondek Hwech'in Education seek for their students the best possible educational experiences.
"At first I worried about my 14-year-old son, starting a new school, in a new town. It took about one week for him to feel settled at Robert Service School. The community of Dawson has such a warm and special spirit"
~ Priska Hoffer, Switzerland, new resident of Dawson
Yukon College in Dawson City offers Adult Basic Education programs, pre-employment programs, safety training and teleconferencing courses and distance education programs.
The Dawson City Community Library is a joint public and school library housed in Robert Service School.
School of Visual Arts (SOVA)
Yukon School of Visual Arts has the status of being the most northern and unique art program in North America. Surrounded by rich history, sublime landscape and a vibrant arts community, students complete their first year in Dawson City continuing their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Design degrees (BDes) at top art schools across Canada.
The curriculum ensures that works from Northern, First Nation and other Aboriginal artists are studied.
The smallness of the school made the relationship between students and administration more intimate than at a larger institution, which was reflected in the openness of their attitudes (and doors). With one faculty for every six students, quality and depth of instruction was more immediate and possible."
~ William Vandermuelen, London, ON, SOVA 2007-08 Alumnus
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC)
KIAC is an active centre of cultural and social energy. KIAC hosts an ambitious schedule of courses, presentations, festivals, and exhibitions that follow program priorities determined by a volunteer Board of Directors and the funky KIAC staff.