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Kindergarden to Grade 12

Wood Buffalo has a high quality of elementary and secondary education for students in Kindergarden to Grade 12. The number of students has grown quickly in the Municipality and Wood Buffalo's education system is near capacity. The number of students is expected to increase in coming years as workers continue to move with their young families to the region, and there are new schools under construction to meet this coming demand.

Wood Buffalo School Districts

There are four public school districts in the Municipality with a total of 24 elementary and secondary schools in Fort McMurray, and six in the rural areas of Wood Buffalo.

  • The Fort McMurray Public School District is the public school district for students in Fort McMurray. Alternative programs include alternative assisted self-paced studies, French Immersion, Fort McMurray Christian School and Fort McMurray Islamic School.
  • The Fort McMurray Catholic School District is a faith-based choice for publicly funded education. In addition to high quality regular academic programs, Fort McMurray Catholic Schools also offer a wide range of programming including French Immersion, First Nation, Métis, Inuit, Performing Arts, Science and Technology and sports academies.
  • The Northland School Division extends across Northern Alberta and includes the rural area surrounding both the Town of Peace River and Wood Buffalo.
  • The Greater North Central Francophone Education Region is the Northern Alberta school district for French first language education.

Post-Secondary Education

There is excellent post-secondary education available in Wood Buffalo, including technical/vocational training and university transfer programs.

Keyano College is a comprehensive community college that offers educational and training programs, courses, and services at their three campuses in Fort McMurray. They provide degree completion programs, as well as one and two-year university transfer programs in disciplines from General Science to Fine Arts. Certificate and diploma programs are also available, in addition to adult upgrading, trades preparation and apprenticeship programs. A variety of industrial programs help provide a skilled workforce for the oil sands.

(780) 799-5700

9809 Main St, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1T7

(780) 715-1717

7-100 Real Martin Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 2S1

(780) 743-2433

(780) 334-2271

112 Christina Drive, Anzac AB T0P 1J0

(780) 697-3933

PO Box 59, Fort Chipewyan, AB T0P 1B0

(800) 788-9041

1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3

(780) 791-0200

312 Abasand Drive

(780) 791-0200

312 Abasand Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9J 1B2

(780) 743-1079

190 Tamarack Way, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 1A1

(780) 715-6266

231 Hardin St, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2G2

(780) 799-7900

231 Hardin Street

(780) 791-4800

8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7

(780) 715-8219

500-208 Beacon Hill Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2R1

(780) 743-4653

621-8600 Franklin Ave.

(780) 791-7979

110 Eymundson Rd, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5A5

(780) 743-5771

107 Brett Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 1V1