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Education for Children

The Mount Pearl school system is under the Eastern Regional District. There are 8 public schools in the City that are under the jurisdiction of the Eastern District. The schools in Mount Pearl range from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and all children from age 6-16 are required by law to attend school. Most students graduate from grade 12 at the age of 17. Aside from the public school system Mount Pearl also has 1 private school. 


To register your child for school in Mount Pearl please phone or visit the school nearest to you. To visit the school webpage please click on the school name.

As well, the following French language school is only minutes away from Mount Pearl.  Please contact the school directly for further information.
  • L'Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean
    65 Ridge Road, Suite 245
    St. John's, NL A1B 4P5
    Contact: Steven Watt
    Tel: 709-726-4900
    Web: www.acfsj.ca


Post Secondary Education

Continuing a post-secondary education (college or university) generally requires a high school diploma.  Tuition fees for the publicly-funded post-secondary education system in Newfoundland and Labrador are among the lowest in Canada. University degrees can be pursued at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's or Grenfell College in Corner Brook.  You can prepare for a career in the marine industry at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John's.  Arts and trades careers begin at one of 17 College of the North Atlantic (CNA) campuses, or at one of the numerous private colleges in the province.  Financial assistance is available to permanent residents through the Canada Student Loan Program and the Newfoundland and Labrador Student Loan Program.



Memorial University

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada, offering more than 100 degree programs to a student population of 17,000.  Students can expand their horizons at one of two campuses in St. John's, including the Marine Institute, one in Corner Brook and one in Harlow, England.


Memorial offers more than 100 degree program options.  Before you make a decision, check out the details on any of their available programs listed below.

  • Arts
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Fine Arts (Grenfell)
  • Human Kinetics and Recreation
  • Maritime Studies (Marine Institute)
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Resource Management (Grenfell)
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Technology and Ocean Instrumentation (Marine Institute)

Visit:  www.mun.ca

The Marine Institute (MI) is Canada's leading centre of fisheries and marine training.  It is part of Memorial University of Newfoundland, and offers bachelors and masters degrees, one-year advanced diplomas, two-year and three-year diplomas and certificate programs.  MI is divided into three schools: the School of Fisheries; the School of Maritime Studies; and the School of Ocean Technology.


The university's international student body is increasing and there are currently over 1000 international students enrolled.


Here is a link for international students who are interested in studying at Memorial University.



College of the North Atlantic

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) is one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back more than 40 years.  They have 17 campus locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and one in the Middle East State of Qatar.  CNA has nearly 100 full-time program offerings and more than 300 part-time courses for some 20,000 students each year in:

Here is a link for international students who are interested in studying at College of the North Atlantic.


Private Training Institutions


There is also a range of private training institutions through Newfoundland and Labrador that offer many different programs of study. 


Ironworkers Training Institute is a private institution in the City of Mount Pearl who provide apprenticeship ironworker programs.  

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