Welcome to Red Lake-Madsen Public School

Red Lake-Madsen is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school located in the heart of Red Lake. We serve the communities of Red Lake, Madsen and Starratt-Olsen, as well as neighbouring and Northern First Nation communities.

We instil (in all of our students) an appreciation for cultural diversity and engage our students to build respect, understanding and show empathy to all.

RLMPS students and staff follow the Seven Grandfather teachings of Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility and Truth. Each teaching honours the basic virtues intrinsic to a fulfilling and healthy life. We follow these teachings in order to create greater, peaceful harmony within our school. We strive to be a respectful, caring and helpful school community.

We strive to provide a safe, encouraging and respectful learning environment for our students. Our goal is to establish a culture of teaching and learning to support the “whole” student and to better support all students to independently demonstrate higher order and critical thinking. We foster a culture of high expectations for our students as we believe that each and every one of them can succeed.

Our Kindergarten program is strength-based and opens the door for our students to guide their own learning. Our Kindergarten staff ensure our students feel safe and nurtured so that they are able to take essential risks in their own learning. We take a family approach to education and involve our Kindergarten students in school events and activities.

Above all, we love our students. We are grateful for our parents, our community and our Board who supports us as we do our important work with students.

We hope you’ll stop in for a visit!

Our Awesome Programs!

Indigenous Second Language

French as a Second Language

An older and younger student learn together at EcoSchool

Eco School

RLMPS is so excited that we were certified as an eco-school last fall. Check out our Facebook page for a video that highlights our achievements last year and this fall. Planting, harvesting, outdoor activities, respecting Mother Earth, recycling, composting and reusing; these are just some of the principles RLMPS stands by. Some of our classrooms have dedicated their learning to projects for energy conservation and the amount of waste we produce on a regular basis. They will be conducting classroom audits and learning how to decrease our energy usage and waste. Stay tuned for the results in a newsletter to follow. Spring is coming soon and we can’t wait to be back outdoors planting and enjoying our beautiful outdoor classroom.


Full-Day Kindergarten

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Outdoor Classroom

Our students have been actively involved in our Outdoor spaces, exploring and learning about our natural Habitat.


School Garden

Our students plant vegetables every spring in our School Garden, and then enjoy harvesting and eating all the delicious vegetables in the fall!

Staff at RLMPS gather for a photo with the student body ice fishing in the background

Whole School Events

When the weather conditions are right we take our entire student body ice fishing!

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OPHEA Healthy Schools

This program recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community through a variety of activities and initiatives. We are very proud to be the first school board in Ontario to register all of our schools for OPHEA’s Healthy Schools Certification.

Breakfast Program

Provides free, healthy food options that are accessible to all children.

Hot Lunch

Our hot lunch program is available to all RLMPS students. Financial donations are greatly appreciated.

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Student-Lead School Newsletter

Students help share all of the amazing things happening in our school with our families and community. The work of this group helps to promote our school spirit and awareness of all of the amazing opportunities offered to students, while developing real-world skills.

Craft Club

Our Craft Club provides our students with an opportunity to express themselves through hands-on opportunities that promote creativity in a fun and interactive environment.

Music Club

RLMPS has opportunities to engage students in new musical learning experiences. Students meet at nutritional breaks to learn how to play the ukulele as well as participate in drumming lessons.

Students gather around the Lego League table

Lego League

Lego League challenges our students to think like scientists and engineers. Students work individually or in teams to choose and solve a real-world problems, using technology, while developing skills like critical thinking and team-building, basic STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) applications, and even presentation skills.


Before & After Programs


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Eye See... Eye Learn

This is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems when they begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1), so that every child can see and learn to the best of his/her ability. Local Doctors of Optometry provide OHIP-insured eye exams, and if prescribed, the child receives a free pair of eyeglasses donated by the program’s eyewear partners.

Child Care

For a complete list of current child care offerings and rates at our school, please visit the Child Care Programs page on kpdsb.ca

Let’s get your child signed up for Kindergarten at KP today!

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We’d love to hear from you!

Debra Geary, Principal

(807) 727-2331     Facebook     redlakemadsen.kpdsb.ca

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Kenora - Head Office

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