An exceptional learning experience
Many families measure a city by the quality of its schools. In Cornwall, we encourage that kind of thinking.
Your children will get a quality education in one of 25 elementary schools located in or around your neighbourhood, with options for instruction in English and French. Most kids are able to walk or bike home for lunch, while their teachers more than likely live right around the corner.
When the time comes, you can choose from six secondary schools, which again provides options for preferred language of instruction. Our high schools offer a safe, friendly environment with extracurricular activities focused around sport, culture, and opportunities for co-op learning at the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences.
Cornwall’s educational landscape is rounded out by our showcase public library, and options for post-secondary that include St. Lawrence College, the University of Ottawa, the NavCanada Training Institute, and the St. Lawrence River Institute.
Four school boards operate Cornwall’s elementary and secondary schools:
- The Upper Canada District School Board
- The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
- Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien
- Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario