Secwepemc Immersion

Chief Atahm School is a parent-operated school that is administered by the Adams Lake Indian Band. Staff, parents, and Elders work collectively to offer the best program possible that adheres to the school's vision and philosophy. The Secwepemc immersion program began in 1987 when a small group of parents from the surrounding bands, Adams Lake Band, Neskonlith and Little Shuswap, worked together to start a language nest for children from birth to five years old. This language nest was the first to start up in the province of B.C. and was inspired by the Maori Te Kohanga Reo initiative. The Secwepemc Ka Language Nest led to the development of Chief Atahm School in 1991.

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Pathways to Secwepemc Education


Secwepemc Language Nest

The Cseyseten Language Nest is an immersion setting for children 6 months-4 yrs old.

K4-Grade 3 Immersion

Primary Secwepemc Immersion for preschool aged children to grade three .

Adult Language Proficiency Program

Online Courses starting in September 2020.

Secwepemc Program Highlights

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Contact us to find out more about site visits, curricular resources, and teacher training workshops and courses.

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About Chief Atahm School

Chief Atahm School is a Secwepemc immersion school dedicated to the survival of our language, values and culture. We are committed to assisting other communities with their language journeys.

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Chief Atahm School
PO Box 1068
Chase, BC, V0E 1M2
P: (250) 679-8837

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