Education and Training in Port Colborne
Located close to Port Colborne are several renown post-secondary institutions. Brock University and Niagara College are both located 20 minutes from Port Colborne, while McMaster University and Mohawk College are in nearby Hamilton, Ontario. Port Colborne is home to the Georgian College Marine Emergency Duty Centre.
Port Colborne is home to eight primary schools and two secondary schools, with education available in both English and French. Serving Port Colborne are the District School Board of Niagara, the Niagara Catholic District School Board, the Conseil scolaire Viamonde, and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud. Post-secondary education is available in Niagara at several different institutions. Contact information for each school, college, and university are listed below.
Colleges and University
Port Colborne is in close proximity to several community colleges and universities. In Niagara, Brock University and Niagara College offer a range of programs relevant to Niagara's growing and diverse economy. In Port Colborne, Georgian College operates a training facility through its Great Lakes International Marine Training Centre, a unique program that reflects Port Colborne's importance in the shipping industry.
Brock University: 500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines, 905-688-5550, university website
Niagara College: 905-735-2211, college website
- Welland Campus: 300 Woodlawn Rd., Welland
- Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus: 135 Taylor Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Maid of the Mist Centre/Tourism Industry Development Centre: 5881 Dunn St., Niagara Falls
Georgian College Marine Emergency Duty Centre: 2193 Barber Dr., Port Colborne, 1-886-468-3229, college website
Adjacent to Niagara, the city of Hamilton is home to three post-secondary institutions that maintain strong links to industries and services in Port Colborne and Niagara. McMaster University is a comprehensive university offering medical, engineering, and advanced research degrees.
McMaster University: 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, 905-525-9140, university website
Mohawk College: 905-575-1212, college website
- Fennell Campus: 135 Fennell Ave. W., Hamilton
- Brantford Campus: 411 Elgin St., Brantford
- Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Research, Resources and Training: 481 Barton St., Stoney Creek
Collège Boréal: 120 King St. W., Hamilton, 905-544-9824, college website
Redeemer University College: 777 Garner Rd. E., Ancaster, 905-648-2131, university website
Port Colborne's close proximity to Canada-US border crossings in Buffalo and Niagara Falls further increases the number of post-secondary institutions within an hour's drive. The following universities and colleges are located in New York State, and all accommodate Canadian students.
Buffalo State College: 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, 716-878-4000, college website
Canisius College: 2001 Main St., Buffalo, 716-888-2525, college website
D'Youville College: 320 Porter Ave., 1-800-777-3921, college website
Medaille College: 18 Agassiz Cr., 1-800-292-1582, college website
Niagara University: University Dr., Niagara, 1-800-778-3450, university website
University at Buffalo: 12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, 1-888-UB-ADMIT, university website
District School Board of Niagara
Dewitt Carter Public School (JK-8): 435 Fares Street, 905-834-7440, school website
McKay Public School (JK-8): 320 Fielden Avenue, 905-834-4753, school website
Oakwood Public School (JK-8): 255 Omer Avenue, 905-834-9732, school website
Steele Street Public School (JK-8): 214 Steele Street, 905-834-4333, school website
Port Colborne High School (9-12): 211 Elgin St., 905-835-1186, school website
Niagara Catholic District School Board
St. John Bosco (JK-8): 191 Highland Ave., 905-835-1930, school website
St. Patrick (JK-8): 266 Rosemount Ave., 905-835-1091, school website
St. Therese (JK-8): 530 Killaly St. E., 905-835-8082, school website
Lakeshore Catholic High School (9-12): 150 Janet St., 905-835-2451, school website
French Language Schools
French Catholic Primary School
École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph (JK-8): 210 Elizabeth St., 905-835-8331, school website
A French Catholic secondary school is located in the adjacent city of Welland. French Public elementary and secondary schools are also located in Welland.
For more information or further assistance, please contact:
General Manager & Director
Economic Development, Tourism & Marketing
City of Port Colborne
296 Fielden Avenue
Port Colborne, Ontario, L3K 4T6
Tel: 905-834-1668 ext. 500
Email Stephen Thompson