Schools and Education

Brantford has many different schools and programs for children and adults.

Elementary school

Children attend elementary (also called primary) school from the age of 4 to 13.

Elementary school boards include:

Secondary school

Teenagers attend high school from ages 13 to 18. High school and includes grades 9 to 12.

School boards include:

Private schools

Brantford also has private schools that offer education at an additional cost.

Private schools include:

Adult learning can help improve your job options. As a newcomer to Brantford, you should consider attending English or French as a Second Language classes or courses on improving your professional skills.

Program information is available online for the Grand Erie Learning Alternatives and Brant Skills Centre.

University and college

There are colleges, universities and educational organizations in Brantford and nearby cities that offer post-secondary education different programs. The Government of Canada offers sponsorship and funding programs for low-income students. Colleges and Universities can also provide financial support.

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Conestoga College offers programs in:

  • Health Sciences and Community Services
  • Business
  • Engineering and Information Technology
  • Media and Liberal Studies
  • Languages and Career
  • Academic Upgrading

Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University offers programs in:

  • Science
  • Art
  • Music
  • Education
  • Business and Economics

Six Nations Polytechnic

Six Nations Polytechnic offers:

  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Human Services
  • Health Care
  • Trades

Westervelt College - Brantford Campus


Westervelt College - Brantford Campus offers:

  • Business Accounting & Payroll Administrator
  • Executive Administration
  • Child & Youth with Addictions Support Worker
  • Community Service Worker
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • Intra-Oral Dental Assistant (Levels I & II)
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Massage Therapy
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Retail Pharmacy Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Assistant


Other post-secondary schools close to Brantford