Kitchener-Waterloo is home to two world-class universities, The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, and a top ranking college, Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. These schools are constantly attracting newcomers to the area, and enrich the community with bright, career-oriented individuals.
In K-W, publicly funded Public and Catholic school boards provide elementary and secondary education, serving approximately 74,000 students in the region. K-W is also served by private schools, providing courses of study at many levels of instruction. French immersion education is also available.