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Schools play a major role in deciding where to live and are often one of the most important considerations when thinking about the growth of your family. To help Canals homeowners in Welland navigate their way through their extensive education options, we’ve rounded up the top elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools in the area to make life easier prior to enrolment.

Fitch Street Public School

Grades: JK – 8

Address: 164 Fitch St, Welland, On L3C 4V5 | 8 minutes from Empire Canals

Extra Curriculars: Choir Club, Art Club, Crocheting Club, Musical Instruments Club, Talent Show, French Club, Lego Robotics

Sports Teams: Junior and Intermediate Volleyball, Junior and Intermediate Basketball, Cross-Country Running, Track and Field, Co-Ed Soccer


Holy Name Catholic Elementary School

Grades: JK – 8

Address: 290 Fitch St, Welland, On L3C 4W5 | 10 minutes from Empire Canals

A Catholic Elementary School located in the heart of Welland a part of the Niagara Catholic District School Board.


École Secondaire Catholique Saint-Jean-De-Brébeuf

Grades: 9 – 12

Address: 620 River Rd, Welland ON L3B 5NB | 13 minutes from Empire Canals

Niagara’s strong commitment to French-Canadian culture is reflected in its French school options. This Secondary French Bilingual Catholic School in Welland serves as a French immersion option for local students.


Eastdale Secondary School

Grades: 9 – 12

Address: 170 Wellington Street, Welland, ON L3B 1B3 | 9 minutes from Empire Canals

Extracurriculars: Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Chess Club, Drama Club, Environment/Recycling Club, Technical Club, Yearbook

Sports Teams: Basketball, Cross-Country, Badminton, Slo-Pitch, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball


Notre Dame College School

Grades: 9 – 12

Address: 64 Smith St, Welland, ON L3C 4H4 | 11 minutes from Empire Canals

A Catholic Secondary School founded by the Holy Cross Fathers, a group of Roman Catholic priests who also founded the University of Notre Dame.

Extracurriculars: Arts Club, Cosmetology Club, Chaplin’s Crew, Fashion Arts Club, Mathletes, Robotics, Student Council

Sports Teams: Basketball, Cross-Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Hockey, Volleyball, Track & Field, Swimming

Niagara College

Address: 100 Niagara College Blvd, Welland, ON L3C 7L3 | 13 minutes from Empire Canals

Located in the heart of the Niagara region, Niagara College offers more than 130 innovative programs. These state-of-the-art campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake provide unique living laboratories and top-notch facilities.


Brock University

Address: 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1 | 22 minutes from Empire Canals

Brock University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs across seven academic facilities. It’s listed in the top five among all Ontario universities for the prestigious 3M Teaching Excellence Awards and is home to leading researchers, scholars and Canada Research Chairs.


Mohawk College

Address: 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5 | 1 hour from Empire Canals

This public college of applied arts and technology in Hamilton, Ontario, has three main campuses: the Fennell Campus on Hamilton Mountain, the Stoney Creek Campus in Stoney Creek, and the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster University.


McMaster University

Address: 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8 | 1 hour from Empire Canals

McMaster University is one of the four Canadian universities ranked among the top 70 in the world by the major global ranking system. It boasts excellent academic resources for its driven students.


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