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Peterborough Schools

Schools are the ‘heart of the community’… a great sense of pride, community, and connectedness, are part of living in a home close to a school in Peterborough!  Many children walk to school each day, and crossing guards are fixtures in many communities.  The City of Peterborough is home to more than 30 elementary and secondary schools. Children may start in a Junior Kindergarten (JK) class at the age of 4.  An increasing number of schools are now providing full day kindergarten.  French Immersion programs are available in both the public and Catholic school boards.

To find out about a specific elementary school, please contact Peterborough’s school boards. 

Peterborough is proud to be the site of two post-secondary institutions, Trent University and Fleming College.

Fleming College, also known as Sir Sandford Fleming College, is a College of Applied Arts and Technology in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The College has more than 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 65,000 alumniFleming College offers more than 100 full-time programs. Its programming is structured through practical hands-on learning experiences, and delivered knowledgeable and dedicated faculty and staff.  This has translated into a student success rate where more than 90 percent of Fleming alumni gain employment within six months of graduating.

Adding to the academic flavour in Peterborough is Trent University, one of Canada’s top undergraduate universities.  Made famous by its unique balance between outstanding teaching and leading-edge research, Trent University has been recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction.  The beautiful campus, accessibility, and program quality has helped Trent attract students from across the country and around the world.  Trent distinguishes itself by excellence in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, as well as professional and graduate programs. Trent is dedicated to providing its students with an exceptional world view, producing graduates who are ready to succeed and make a difference in the world. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting.

PTBO School News

OAPCE recognizes PVNC special education support worker Iman Deal

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) has awarded PVNC itinerant special education support worker Iman Deal with its Father Mazerolle Award.This award is presented annually to a religious or layperson that supports [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: Education|0 Comments

St. Alphonsus students kick-off Habitat for Humanity contest

Students from St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School in Peterborough are doing their part to encourage schoolwide participation in the 11th annual Genworth Canada Meaning of Home Contest.Teacher Aaron McFadden brought his class to a current [...]

By |October 10th, 2017|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Immaculate Conception CES partners with neighbours for Thanksgiving food drive

East City residents in Peterborough who live near Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School have once again contributed generously to the school’s annual Thanksgiving food collection.Area residents recently received a flyer from the school, asking them [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Education|0 Comments

PVNC earns two CACE Bravo Awards for school board communications

PVNC Communications Manager Galen Eagle took home two Bravo Awards of Distinction for the projects Vimy 100 and A Syrian Journey."It's one thing to celebrate accomplishments as a school board, but quite another and much [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Education|0 Comments

St. Mary CSS grad earns national Duke of Ed Award

PVNC grad Phoebe Arthurs, who graduated from St. Mary CSS in Cobourg in June, was among 150 students from across Canada who were recently recognized with a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Canada’s Gold Award during [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Education|0 Comments

PVNC adds its support to collective voice condemning racism

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) Catholic District School Board adds its voice to the growing, collective response condemning racism and white supremacy in the lead up to an anticipated neo-Nazism rally in Peterborough.On Tuesday, Sept. [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: Education|0 Comments
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