Windsor is home to the University of Windsor, which is Canada's southernmost university. It is a research oriented, comprehensive university made up of nine faculties. The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research has 51 Master’s and Doctoral programs. It has a student population of over 15,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate students and over 1000 graduate students. The university is just east of the Ambassador Bridge, south of the Detroit River. The University of Windsor's newest addition is the $24 million Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and plans are underway for a $110 million Centre of Engineering Innovation (CEI). The CEI will represent a new approach to engineering, bringing industry partners directly to faculty and students to operate research and development and co-op programs.
Windsor is also home to St. Clair College which is well regarded for a wide variety of superior skills training programs. It has approximately 6,200 full-time and 15,300 part-time post-secondary students. The College has eight Schools of Specialization offering 85 programs. Its $32-million Centre for Applied Health Sciences will open its doors in 2012, making Windsor one of the top-draw cities in the province for students in nursing and applied health care sciences.
Elementary and Secondary
Windsor’s elementary schools excel in the rankings of the entire Ontario report system. Windsor's Bellewood public school, the French-immersion school, is among 25 elementary schools sharing the No.1 spot in Ontario, according to a report card released in February 2008 by The Fraser Institute. Bellewood got a perfect score -- 10 out of 10 -- on the overall rating. John Campbell Elementary School is famous for its unique programs for gifted children.
Hon. Vincent Massey Secondary School, is renowned in Canada and North America for notable accomplishments in mathematics.
The Greater Essex County District School Board is one of several school boards in the province to launch the Specialist High Skills Major. The focus of the program is in the manufacturing sector with courses offered at General Amherst, Herman and Sandwich Secondary schools. Another specialized program is the Walkerville Centre for Creative Arts (WCCA), a program for visual and performing arts students in the Windsor-Essex Region operating from Walkerville Collegiate.
There are independent faith-based schools including Maranatha Christian Academy (JK-12),First Lutheran Christian Academy (preschool-8), and Academie Ste. Cecile International School (JK-12, including International Baccalaureate), An-Noor Islamic School and Windsor Adventist Elementary School.
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