With facilities and programs for all ages, Sault Ste. Marie is truly a great place to learn! Whether you are young or old, experienced or new to the Sault, there is always something to discover.
Offering many options for early childhood education, Sault Ste. Marie is a place where learning begins at a young age. Care facilities, Montessori schools, and Best Start Hubs all offer care and activities for young children during the day. Older children can attend school in Sault Ste. Marie through four different school boards:
- Algoma District School Board (English, public);
- Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (French, public);
- Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (English, Catholic); and,
- Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (French, Catholic).
In addition to these options, families can also choose to enroll their children in French immersion programs within the two English school boards. Adults who want to brush up on their French can do so at the Centre d’éducation et de formation pour adultes.
The Sault offers many options for postsecondary education. Established as an independent institution in 2008, Algoma University grants undergraduate degrees in a wide diversity of disciplines and specializations. Located on the same campus as Algoma University, Shingwauk University offers Indigenous-based education including language training. Innovative practical learning experiences can be found at Sault College, which offers programs in aviation, hospitality, nursing, native studies, and more. People from all walks of life go to Sault College to continue their education with individual classes, such as fitness and computer literacy. A drive across the St. Marys River will bring you to Lake Superior State University in Sault Michigan, which offers further opportunities for local and international students. Both Algoma University and Sault College are home to research institutes that develop the City’s capacities and offer employment opportunities to students.
Many students keep busy during the summer months in day camps, workshops, and other learning opportunities offered by organizations throughout the City. Families can also participate in hobbies all year round. Sault Ste. Marie is home to dance studios, sports facilities, arts centers, cultural associations, after-school language programs, and the Algoma Conservatory of Music, the largest music school outside of Toronto. What will you learn next?