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Primary school education is available in both the Public and Catholic systems.  The School Boards operate Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 schools in the Rainy River District.  Rainy River High School and Fort Frances High School offer Grade 9 to 12 facilities.

Elementary education facilities are located in Rainy River, Morson, Stratton, Devlin, Emo and Barwick.  The Public School Board works with the community to operate an elementary school with particular Judeo-Christian Sensitivity in Stratton.

The Rainy River High School, with about 15 teachers and a full time Principal, offers a full array of credited courses. Students have access to courses in most fields of study through in class teaching and have the option to supplement course offerings with distance education. The school offers students a terrific opportunity to enjoy smaller class sizes and individualized instruction.

A new high school in Fort Frances was built in the late 1990’s as part of a multi use complex.  The high school is proud of its well rounded educational departments, physical education, dramatic and visual arts, sciences, technical training and languages. In addition to Ontario standard curriculum students have the opportunity to join numerous clubs, teams and groups. Students regularly have the opportunity to travel to extend the scope of their experiences.

The multi use complex also houses Contact North and Confederation College's campus. These institutions offer both in class instruction and distance education courses. Services include University level courses, skills upgrading, technical training and testing services.

Adult English as a second language (ESL) services are available at the United Native Friendship Centre in Fort Frances and all area elementary schools assist children with ESL needs.

Rainy River Community College in International Falls allows students to complete the first two years of a four year University degree or provides one or two year technical programs.

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