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Colleges, Universities & School Boards

Conestoga College

Located just outside the City boundaries in Kitchener, Conestoga College is just a 10 km. drive from Cambridge.  Conestoga College is considered one of Canada’s premier polytechnic institutes. The College offers a variety of different programs including full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programs on five campuses (Doon, Waterloo, Guelph, Stratford, and Cambridge).

University of Waterloo

The University Of Waterloo School Of Architecture is located in downtown Cambridge.

The main campus is located in Waterloo, just a 25 km. drive from Cambridge.  UW is the world’s largest cooperative university also boasting the world’s largest enrollment in mathematics and engineering.  The university is also a world leader in computer software design and development.  ?

Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University is located in Waterloo, a 24 km. drive from Cambridge. WLU is best known for its excellence in business programs including post-graduate studies. The faculties include Arts and Science, Music, Business and Economics, Graduate Studies and Social Work.

University of Guelph

University of Guelph is located in Guelph, a 24 km. drive from Cambridge. U of G is best known for its involvement in the development of bio-technology. Courses are offered in the faculties of Arts, Biological Science, Family and Consumer Studies and Culture, Veterinary Medicine, Physical Science and Social Science.

Continuing Education

Continuing education is the perfect option if you want to change careers, update your skills - or simply find a new, enriching way to spend your leisure time.

The City of Cambridge  offers a variety of learning and skill-building opportunities through our 14 community centres; and more programming is available through our local neighbourhood associations. A full list of available courses can be found in our Leisure magazine.

But if you're looking to continue learning in more of a classroom setting, you may want to consider courses and programs offered in Cambridge through the following organizations:

  • Conestoga College - Continuing education 

  • St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres

  • University of Waterloo - Continuing education

  • Waterloo Region District School Board - Continuing education

  • Wilfrid Laurier University - Continuing education

School Boards

Many of Cambridge’s leaders begin their journey toward lifelong learning by attending local elementary and secondary school under one of four publicly funded school boards that operate in our community:

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board the corporate body overseeing Waterloo Region's Catholic schools - protects and promotes a tradition of education excellence, as the eighth-largest Catholic school system in Ontario.

The Waterloo Region District School Board is one of the larger district school boards in Ontario, serving approximately 60,000 students in the Region of Waterloo. The schools within the board provide instruction designed to develop junior kindergarten to grade 12 students, and equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide a solid foundation for living and learning.

Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud/Catholic District School Board Centre South - the Roman Catholic separate, French-language school board for the south-central region of Ontario, providing education steeped in French culture and Catholic faith. More than 13,000 students attend the board's 41 elementary schools and eight secondary schools.

Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest/District School Board Centre-South-West - the public, French-language-based school board for the central south-west region of Ontario. The board operates 29 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools.