Education System & Schools

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Fort McMurray is home to a number of public schools, colleges and vocational schools. Whether you are relocating to Fort McMurray and looking for a public school where you wish to send your child, or you are a recent high school graduate looking at options for college right in your home town, you can look for these in Fort Murray schools. Fort McMurray public and Catholic schools provide the primary, elementary, and secondary educational needs of the students, while Keyano College provides for post-secondary education needs.

Fort McMurray Public School District

The Fort McMurray Public School district is a publicly funded school district serving Fort McMurray and the neighboring areas.

There are 12 schools under the public school district, which include Beacon Hill School, Composite High School, Dr. K.A. Clark School, and Fort McMurray Christian School.

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Fort McMurray Islamic School, Greely Road School, Timberlea, Westview, and Westwood Community High also belong to the district, not to mention an alternate programme school, Second Chance School.

Fort McMurray Catholic Schools

Fort McMurray Catholic Schools are all under the Fort McMurray Board of Education. Catholic schools in Fort McMurray serve over 4,300 students in 9 schools and provide education geared to support the academic, spiritual, and cultural needs of Fort McMurray residents.

There are a total of 9 schools under the Fort McMurray Board of Education. These include Ecole Father Beauregard School, Ecole St. Paul, Good Shepherd, and St. Anne. These schools all offer lessons primarily in English and also offer such programs as after-school classes, early entry programs, and specialized programs for children with severe disabilities and developmental delays. Sister Mary Phillips School, another Catholic School in Fort McMurray, has been listed as one of the top 25 schools in Canada based on its programs, especially those that cater to the community and children with special needs.

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The Fort McMurray Catholic Education Centre District Office is located on Main Street, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

Centre Boreal Francophone School

This educational institution serves the needs of Francophone students in Fort Mcmurray.

Keyano College

This is a fully comprehensive accredited college that offers post-secondary courses to students all over Northern Alberta, Canada in classroom and distance modes of education. It opened in 1965 and officially became a public community college with the appointment of a Board of Governors. College facilities now include a family housing complex, student residences, a sports wellness centre, and satellite education programs. Recreational facilities include public pools, parks, restaurants, and two state-of-the-art theaters that house major musical and theatrical events in the area. Cultural events headed by the college and held in the theaters attract over 50,000 visitors each season.

The college also has a thriving athletic program led by the Keyano Club Huskies, which represent the college during the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Club in basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf, and cross country running.

The college offers courses for skilled trades applicable for the oil sands jobs, which are the predominant jobs on Fort McMurray. The school is also the only institution in Canada that offers a Musical Instrument Cooperative Education Diploma.

Resources:

Northland School Division

Keyano College

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