Jimmy Sandy Memorial School is a part of the community of Kawawachikamach. There are some students who are bussed to the school from the neighbouring community of Schefferville, 15 km away, but most students walk to school, even in the winter. The school was built in 1985 after the community of Kawawachikamach came into existence with the signing of the North Eastern Quebec Agreement. J.S.M.S is a pre- kindergarten to secondary 5 school with approximately 270 students. From pre-kindergarten to grade two the language of instruction is Naskapi. Instructions in the English language begins in grade three and continues through to secondary 5. Naskapi language instructions are still part of the education program from grade three to secondary three.