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 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 Universities

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.

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

Adjacent to Niagara, the city of Hamilton is home to 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, Buffalo, 1-800-777-3921, college website
Medaille College: 18 Agassiz Cr, Buffalo, 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


Elementary and Secondary Schools

District School Board of Niagara

Primary Schools
Dewitt Carter Public School (JK-8): 435 Fares St, 905-834-7440, school website
McKay Public School (JK-8): 320 Fielden Ave, 905-834-4753, school website
Oakwood Public School (JK-8): 255 Omer Ave, 905-834-9732, school website
Steele Street Public School (JK-8): 214 Steele St, 905-834-4333, school website

Secondary School
Port Colborne High School (9-12): 211 Elgin St, 905-835-1186, school website

Niagara Catholic District School Board

Primary Schools
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

Secondary School
Lakeshore Catholic High School (9-12): 150 Janet St, 905-835-2451, school website

French Language Education

École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph (JK-8): 210 Elizabeth St, 905-835-8331, school website

A French Catholic secondary school is located in the neighbouring city of Welland. French Public elementary and secondary schools are also located in Welland.

Private Education

Evergreen Academy (1-6): 176 Elm St, 289-273-2283, school website


Contact Information

For more information or further assistance, please contact:

Economic Development Officer
City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne ON  L3K 3C8

Tel: 905-835-2900 ext 502
Fax: 905-835-2939
Email the Economic Development Officer