A smart city is a city with a strong future. No wonder Frederictonians are proud of their city’s reputation for excellent education and research facilities. From pre-school to advanced post-graduate studies, this city offers some of the finest education, training and research facilities in the country.
Fredericton is home to two universities, the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, which share a beautiful 47-acre campus overlooking the St. John River. UNB is the oldest English language university in Canada. St. Thomas is a small, Catholic, liberal arts university that welcomes students and faculty of all faiths and beliefs. Fredericton is also home to two online universities, the University of Fredericton, and Yorkville University.
The city also boasts many colleges and private training institutions. New Brunswick Community College in Fredericton offers 12 full-time programs, most of which contain an on-the-job component; The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, the only college in Canada to offer exclusive post-secondary programming in fine crafts and applied design; the Maritime College of Forest Technology (formerly the Maritime Forest Ranger School); and the Northeastern Christian College. In addition, there are a number of private schools and institutions for more specialized, technical training.
The public education system in Fredericton serves more than 13,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. With more than 30 schools and 1,200 teachers, education in the city is administered by Anglophone West School District and Francophone South School District. There is also one private religious school for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students (Fredericton Christian Academy).