Economic Development Office
The Avon-Maitland District School Board has a leading International Education Program that has brought over 80 students to study in Huron and Perth Counties.
Two progressive school boards in Perth County are cultivating the potential of our future generation.
The Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board is one of the highest achieving boards in the province of Ontario, and the Avon Maitland School Board is leading the province with its International Education Program. This program has welcomed over 80 paying students from around the world to study here.
Elementary programming available in the County includes French Immersion, Gifted Programs, Full Day Kindergarten, Special Education Programming, as well as the option of specialized private schools.
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 graduates from Perth with a leading edge.
For families seeking other academic options for their children, the region offers the following private schools:
Stratford Middle Years School is inspiring education for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8. Offering quality private education with a focus on the arts, academic excellence and French.
Sunshine Montessori School offers Montessori programming at the pre-school and k-8 levels, focused on nurturing the love of curiosity and learning.
Stratford & District Christian School offers a comprehensive educational program for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8. This is an inter-denominational school consisting of families from approximately 15 to 20 different churches.
University of Waterloo Stratford Campus is bringing students, leading researchers, businesses and entrepreneurs together to create, examine and commercialize opportunities in the digital media space—leading an evolution in learning and career preparation. Graduate and Undergraduate students are immersed in a rich, technology-driven environment where theory and practice, science and commerce, and creativity and innovation merge to forward digital media.
Conestoga College – Stratford Campus provides academic upgrading, career-focused programs and continuing education opportunities that are supported by a career centre open to the public.
Technical Training Group provides skill programs necessary for professional trades, including welding apprenticeship training. Pre-apprenticeship programs are offered in multiple trades, like plumbing, electrical and flooring installation.