Go from preschool to PhD without ever leaving Prince George, where all levels of education are top notch.
Elementary and High School Education
School District No. 57
School District No. 57 offers quality K-12 education in over 30 elementary schools and eight secondary schools, including French immersion and Montessori options. The School District also has a Centre for Learning Alternatives which offers continuing education, distance education and community alternate programs. The School District covers 52,000 square kilometres and enrolls over 13,000 students.
Catholic Independent Schools
Catholic Independent Schools, Diocese of Prince George (CISPG) comprises the northern half of British Columbia and includes eight Catholic schools. The schools provide a rich, vibrant learning experience in all areas: academic, spiritual, physical and social. Students participate in extra-curricular teams such as volleyball, basketball, soccer and cross-country as well as fine arts programs that include band, choir, and speech arts.
College of New Caledonia
The College of New Caledonia (CNC) was established in Prince George in 1969, and has since expanded across north-central BC, with campuses in Prince George, Quesnel, Mackenzie, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Vanderhoof. A total of 5,979 students were enrolled at these campuses in 2020/21, with 21% or 1,256 of them enrolled at the Prince George campus.
University of Northern British Columbia
The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is rated #2 among small universities in Canada and has ranked in the top three for 10 straight years. UNBC has a core campus in Prince George and regional campuses throughout northern BC. A total of 4,253 students were enrolled at all campuses in 2020/21.
Loxx Academy of Hair Design
Students who attend the Loxx Academy of Hair Design are prepared to work in a constantly evolving industry. The Academy is committed to a ‘students come first’ policy, with a primary focus on education and professional development. Academy graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the competitive field of hairdressing.
O’Brien has over 40 years of training experience in the forestry, mining, transportation and construction industry providing industry specific and customized programs. Located in Prince George, BC, O’Brien Training is one of Canada’s most versatile training facilities. Our 500 acre Construction and Forestry Training site offers trainees a program that mirrors “real” working/production environments. O’Brien Training now offers full Recruitment Services through Core Recruitment.
English Language Services
Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society
The Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society offers the English Language Services for Adults (ELSA) program, which provides basic and intermediate level English training for adult newcomers to Canada. ELSA is free for students as it is government-funded.
Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association
ELSA stands for English Language Services for Adults. The ELSA program provides basic and intermediate level English training for adult newcomers to Canada. ELSA is government-funded and is free to students.