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Public education in is administrated by two schools boards: York Region District School Board and York Catholic District School Board.

York Region District School Board serves over 120,000 students in 170 elementary and 31 secondary schools. To find a school in your area, click here.

The York Catholic District School Board operates 88 elementary and 15 secondary schools and it opens new schools every year. To locate a school close to your home click here.

Parents can also send their children to private schools in York Region.

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology has ten campuses – five in York Region and five in Toronto. The college offers 87 diploma programs, 27 graduate programs, 12 Bachelor’s degrees and 18 certificate programs. It also has joint programs with York Univeristy, University of Toronto and Trent University.  Seneca also provides work placement assistance to students upon graduation.