There are four school districts in Fort McMurray, as well as five colleges and universities, and lots of opportunities for training and upgrading in or near the city.
The public school districts in the Municipality have 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 the Catholic school district for students in Fort McMurray. In addition to a faith-based learning environment, this school district offers French Immersion and First Nations, Metis and Inuit language programs.
- 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.
- Keyano College