Education Partners

Niagara is home to well-established and reputable school boards, private schools and post-secondary educational institutions that provide top quality education to students in Niagara.  

Niagara's post-secondary institutions, Brock University and Niagara College, also work directly with businesses on workforce development, applied research and other types of business support.

Here is a list of the major educational institutions in Niagara and some key facts: 

School Boards

District School Board of Niagara
Student body:  Over 36,000 students from junior kindergarten to grade 12 and adult education
Schools:  88 elementary schools and 18 secondary schools
Teaching staff:  Over 3,000 elementary and secondary school teachers
Support staff:  Over 1,300

Niagara Catholic School Board
Student body:  Over 23,500 students from junior kindergarten to grade 12 and adult education  
Schools:  49 elementary schools and 8 secondary schools
Teaching staff:  Over 1,320 elementary and secondary school teachers
Support staff:  Over 600 

French Language Schools
Public elementary:  4 schools
Catholic elementary:  8 schools
Public secondary:  1
Catholic secondary:  1 school

Private Schools

Ridley College
Royal Elite International Academy
Niagara Christian Collegiate
Pathways Academy and Early Learning Centre
Robert Land Academy 
Wheatley School

Post-Secondary Institutions

Brock University
Student body:  Over 16,000 full-time and 2,600 part-time students
Graduates:  Over 85,000 graduates
Faculty members:  Over 590 faculty
Staff:  Over 1,400 full-time staff

Niagara College
Student body: Over 9,000 full-time and 15,000 part-time students
Graduates:  Over 50,000
Faculty members:  Over 350 faculty
Staff:   Over 500 full-time staff   



Brock University and Niagara College to receive $26 million investment
The federal and provincial governments have announced a $26.51‑million infrastructure investment at Brock University and Niagara College.

Brock University will receive funding for for two projects: the District Energy Efficiency Project and the Schmon Tower Innovation Atrium.

The funding for Niagara College will be for a project at the Niagara-on-the-lake campus to support the agri-food sector in the region. The college will build research and innovation labs and specialized training facilities.
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