Families in White River are provided with access to a full range of education services in a progressive community setting.
A White River education guarantees that students receive individual care and attention in the classroom. Small class sizes and a supportive teaching environment allow educators to build an understanding of the individual needs of each student. This quality of teaching and attention to the individual student cannot be found in larger urban centres and provides a solid foundation for children and youth from White River to achieve educational success at the post-secondary level.
The St. Basil’s School offers Junior and Senior Kindergarten classes through to Grade 8. After graduating Grade 8, students are transported to the nearby Town of Wawa for secondary education at the Wawa High School.
French-language Catholic and public education is also offered to residents in Wawa where it is possible to study in French from Kindergarten to grade 12. Free transportation if offered to École publique l’Escalade (Kindergarten-grade 8) and École Saint-Joseph (Kindergarten to Grade 12) in Wawa.
Like most other rural towns in Northwestern Ontario, post-secondary education can be accessed in the nearby cities of Thunder Bay and Sault St. Marie. For those students who want to travel further to attend College or University, Canada offers some of the world’s best academic and vocational institutions.