Learning in Lanark

Elementary and Secondary School System

Lanark County has many schools to choose from and offers high quality education in public , Catholic and school systems. The Ontario government pays for public elementary and secondary school education.

Post Secondary Education

Ontario's publicly-funded postsecondary education system has some of the best programs, offered by renowned experts, in the world.

Universities offer a complete range of programs in the arts and sciences, as well as graduate and professional programs. Colleges prepare students for careers in business, applied arts, technology, and health sciences. They also offer part-time and continuing education courses, apprenticeships and skills training programs. 

There are several college and university campuses within an one hour drive of Lanark County.

Note: International students will require a temporary study permit in order to study in Ontario.

Ontario also has a strong apprenticeship program for people interested in learning skilled trades. Apprenticeship combines in-class lessons with paid on-the-job training. Visit the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Apprenticeship site for more information.  

Schools in Lanark

  • Post-Secondary Schools


  • Pre-Schools


  • Elementary Schools


  • Secondary Schools


International Education Partners

  • Upper Canada District School Board

    The Upper Canada District School Board has an International Education Program that sees students from around the globe coming to study in Eastern Ontario, including Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute and Carleton Place High School.  Most of the students reside with local host families.  Most attend high schools; however, on occasion, younger students attend elementary schools.  The program provides extra English language supports, both in and after school.  Foreign students often like to participate in local activities and events.  We anticipate the program to grow and are always lo

  • Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training (UCLCET)

    The UCLCET administers an International Education Program for the Upper Canada District School Board, one of the largest and oldest school boards in Ontario. International Students with the Upper Canada school system enjoy a vast choice of Academic Program options. The UCLCET is a non-profit corporation that seeks to spearhead innovative projects to support education and well-being.

  • Algonquin College

    Algonquin College's International Education Centre (IEC) welcomes students from over 100 countries; visiting faculty; and its partners in education from around the world.

    The IEC is a warm and welcoming place where each member of the staff is knowledgeable and experienced to help international students with issues related to their personal needs and academic goals. The IEC is also committed to the development of cross-cultural awareness for students and staff.