Education and Training
We have numerous educational institutions, boards and services for students of all ages and learning needs.
The two major school boards in Leeds Grenville are the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
Upper Canada District School Board: The Upper Canada board covers a wide area which extends beyond Leeds Grenville borders. Its main administration office is located in Brockville. The board operates 103 schools in this broader region, including 81 elementary and 22 secondary schools. Upper Canada offers French immersion programming and has a Ready 2 Learn Early Learning Program (ELP). ELP offers full-time learning during the core school day for four- and five-year-olds. Visit www.ucdsb.on.ca for more information.
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario: The board operates 50 schools within its borders, which include but extend beyond the borders of Leeds Grenville. There are 50 schools, including 40 elementary and 10 secondary schools. It offers French immersion throughout the board and has full-day, everyday kindergarten. Visit www.cdsbeo.on.ca for more information.
Brockville Montessori School: Montessori encompasses a Montessori philosophy by which children are allowed to develop at their own pace in an environment using carefully formulated materials giving children the opportunity to learn by choice and by discovery. This is a program for preschoolers. Visit www.brockvillemontessorischool.com for more information.
L'ecole Ste. Marguerite Bourgeoys: Located in the Village of Merrickville, this school offers Catholic French instruction from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. It is located at 306 Rue Read and is attended by approximately 175 students. For more information call 613-269-2134.
Ă‰cole Ă©lĂ©mentaire/AcadĂ©mie Catholique Ange-Gabriel: Operated by the Conseil des Ă©coles catholique de langue franĂ§oise du Centre-Est school board, Ange-Gabriel is located in Brockville and is a French-language school for students from junior kindergarten to Grade 12. It first opened in 1995 and later moved to a new state-of-the-art location on Kensington Parkway.
Visit www.ange-gabriel.ecolecatholique.ca/fr for more information.
Heritage Community Christian School: Located in new Dublin, north of Brockville, this school is operated and managed by parents, teachers and supporters. The association elects a board of directors which sets policies for the school's operation and hires faculty and staff. The school, which is a member of the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools, is a corporation funded through parental tuition, along with membership support and charitable donations. It is located at 7463 County Road 28, R.R. 2 Addison. Visit www.hccs.ca for more information.
St. Lawrence Academy: This school opened in 2007 and was established by teachers and parents as an independent elementary school focussed on "academic excellence delivered with Christian values." It offers classes from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. The school moved to the former St. Mark's School in Prescott in September 2011. Visit stlawrenceacademy.ca for more information.
Fulford Academy: The Academy offers a warm, nurturing environment where international ESL (English as a Second Language) students aged 11 to 17 can prepare linguistically, academically and culturally for a smooth transition into prestigious Canadian and American boarding schools. Visit www.fulfordacademy.com for more information. The photo at right is courtesy of Fulford Academy.
TR Leger School of Adult and Continuing Education provides educational services to young people over the age of 19. Citizenship courses are also offered twice each year in preparation for the Canadian citizenship exam. For more information call (613) 342-1127, extension 211, or visit www.ucdsb.on.ca/school/trl.
You can also learn more about the following post-secondary opportunities: