Dryden is served by Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, The Northwest Catholic District School Board and the Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique des Aurores boréales. Dryden is home to 6 elementary schools for Grades JK – 8 and Dryden High School for Grades 9-12, with caring staff who are fully invested in their student’s education. All these are within walking distance of most homes.
Post secondary education is offered through the Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology who operate a campus in Dryden which offers many programs - full and part time, as well as evening courses. The office of Contact North, a distance education program, delivers courses from Confederation College, Lakehead University and other post secondary institutions from across Ontario. Course delivery is through independent courses, teleconferencing and/or video conferencing.