Training & Education

From kindergarten to graduate school, residents of Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys enjoy a wide array of educational choices in both formal and informal settings. Start your personal development here.



The Avon-Maitland District School Board has a leading International Education Program bringing over 150 international students to study in Huron and Perth Counties each year.

University of Waterloo Stratford Campus Atrium, Photo by: James Brittain Photography

University of Waterloo Stratford Campus Atrium, Photo by: James Brittain Photography

University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Photo by: James Brittain Photography

University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Photo by: James Brittain Photography

School Boards

Our region has two school boards. The Avon Maitland District School Board and Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board are among the highest achieving boards in the province of Ontario. In addition Avon Maitland schools attract students from around the world through its International Education Program welcoming over 150 paying students every year.

Elementary programming available includes French Immersion, Gifted Programs, Full Day Kindergarten, Special Education Programming.

Six secondary schools in the region offer full provincial curriculum and specialist programs including French Immersion, specialist high skill majors in Arts & Culture, Information & Technology, Hospitality & Tourism, Health & Wellness, Manufacturing, Construction, Energy, and Agriculture.

Leading programs and extracurricular opportunities in technology, music, theatre, trades, sports and culinary enhance the curriculum for students, providing local with a leading edge.


Avon-Maitland District School Board

Avon-Maitland District School Board
Engage, Inspire, Innovate … Always Learning
62 Chalk Street North
Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0
(519) 527-0111 or (800) 592-5437

Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board
Faith and Learning… Celebrating the Journey
87 Mill Street P.O. Box 70
Dublin, ON N0K 1E0
(519) 345-2440 Fax: (519) 345-2449

University and College Education

University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus – Offering under-graduate and graduate studies and research opportunities, the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus is a collaborative, strategic partnership between the city of Stratford and the University of Waterloo to bring students, leading researchers, businesses and entrepreneurs together to create, examine and commercialize opportunities in the digital media space.

125 St. Patrick Street
Stratford, ON N5A 0C1
(519) 888-4880 Fax: (519) 275-2771

Conestoga College, Stratford Campus – Located on the site of the Stratford General Hospital, Conestoga’s Stratford location provides academic upgrading, career-focused programs and continuing education opportunities. It also includes a Career Centre that provides job search assistance, career advice, job postings and education and training information to the public.

130 Youngs Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1J7
(519) 271-5700

Stratford Chefs School – Learn in actual restaurant kitchens, be inspired by working professionals who are in touch with the industry and who will prepare you for its ever-changing needs and trends.

68 Nile Street
Stratford, ON N5A 4C5
(519) 271-1414 Fax: (519) 271-5679

Contact North | Contact Nord, Stratford online learning centre – Get your degree, diploma, certificate, or skills upgrade. We partner with Ontario’s 24 colleges, 22 universities, and 250 training, literacy and basic skills providers. Let us help you find the online programs and courses you need to reach your goals. Study from home or our centre.

130 Youngs Street, Room 52A
Stratford ON N5A 1J7

Private Schools

Stratford Middle Years School – Stratford Middle Years follows a cross-curricular approach using a small class format with an exceptional student-to-teacher ratio never exceeding 12 to 1. The individual attention that each student receives makes a huge difference in allowing students to reach their full potential.

Falstaff Family Centre
35 Waterloo Street North
Stratford, ON N5A 5H6
Co-Principal Martha Weir: (519) 274-9867
Co-Principal Trixie Middleton-Mohr: (519) 272-7986

Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute – Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute is a not-for-profit, private, Bahá’í-inspired, residential and day school located in the city of Stratford, providing Ontario ministry-certified education for grades 9-12.

45 Waterloo Street South
Stratford, ON N5A 4A8
(519) 272-1900 or (888) 641-6224

Sunshine Montessori School – Sunshine Montessori School provides students and families with a larger community of resources for activities and exposure to Montessori related events. They offer programmes for children from 12 months to 14 years of age.

426 Britannia Street
Stratford, ON N5A 6A3
(519) 273-4635

Stratford & District Christian School – From the spiritual commitment of the staff, to curriculum and lessons, to student interactions and playground activities, the Word of God comes to bare on all things.

190 Queensland Road
Stratford, ON N4Z 0A3
(519) 271-0051 Fax: (519) 271-9108

Listowel Christian School

6020 Line 87
Listowel, ON N4W 3H2
(519) 291-3086 Fax: (519) 291-3086


Government Sponsored Training Services & Facilities

The Centre for Employment & Learning – Inviting you to maximize your potential in a learning environment that is supportive, informal and positive, The Centres for Employment & Learning provide learning opportunities with a focus on employment.
Click Here for Stratford Programs
Click Here for Listowel Programs

Technical Training Group – offers local, relevant technical and skilled trades’ training necessary for a career in professional trades. With TTG’s programs, people of all ages can learn from local, experienced instructors in a safe learning environment using up-to-date equipment that meets industry standards and requirements.

Conestoga Career Centre – The Conestoga Career Centre is your one stop for career direction, individual employment supports and connections to employers in Perth and Huron Counties.

Partners in Employment – Partners in Employment will provide a coordinated individualized service to people who experience job barriers in order to ensure access to fully integrated employment opportunities within Huron and Perth Counties.

Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities – The Regional Apprenticeship Office offers information on apprentice scholarships, employer incentives and apprenticeship programs.

Other Training and Educational Opportunities

Connect2SKILLS – Connect2SKILLS is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and led by the Four County Labour Market Planning Board, this is a SkillsAdvance Ontario project. Participants who meet the eligibility criteria will complete training, at no cost, geared to preparing them for jobs in manufacturing in Stratford, Listowel & Perth County. Participants will have a paid job placement at the end of the training.
Contact Jason Robertson for more information at 226-921-7194 or

Other Training and Educational Opportunities

Murphy Bus Lines – Get your certification to drive a School Bus in Perth County.

Rob Murphy
Phone: 519-660-8200
Fax: 519-660-6356

Playmakers! Theatre School – With a focus on challenging texts and with production values unparalleled in youth theatre, the Playmakers! Theatre School program blurs the boundaries between professional and youth theatre, building skills and memories that will last a lifetime.

Training Events

    Adult Learning Support available in St. Marys and Stratford

    October 9th

    Opportunities are available for instruction in Digital  Technology, Academic Upgrading and GED preparation across both St. Marys and Stratford locations.…

  • LinkedIn Optimization

    January 19th

    Are you using this powerful networking tool to brand yourself online, and connect to others? Join Career Work Coach and…

  • Earn While You Learn

    December 2nd - November 24th

    Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to earn while you learn! Join Career Work Coach and Employer Liaison, Tine Buechler in this Zoom…

  • LinkedIn Optimization

    October 1st - October 8th

    Are you using this powerful networking tool to brand yourself online, and connect to others? Join Career Work Coach &…

  • Working At Heights Training & Re-Certification

    February 6th - April 22nd

    Technical Training Group (TTG) is offering Working At Heights training in Stratford, Ontario on February 12, March 11, and April…

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