Hamilton's educational and research opportunities continue to flourish, with two world-class universities, Queen's University and the Royal Military College, St. Lawrence College, Ontario's number one college and some of the best public and private schools in Canada. Hamilton's educational institutions are each rated as the finest in its field and contribute excellence to Hamilton's culture starting at the earliest stages of education.
The Limestone District School Board and Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board are both found in the city of Hamilton, offering French Immersion programs and Junior Kindergarten straight through to Grade 12/1B classes.
Hamilton also has several private schools, each catering to specific educational, language and spiritual needs. With diverse programs and classroom settings, Hamilton's private schools cater to a wide range of educational needs and interests. Hamilton's Queen's University has over 15 000 full-time students and is home to top-ranked medical schools and businesses. Queens also has over 30 laboratories which conduct research and development in cancer research, biotechnology, alternative energies, fuel cells and robotics. The Royal Military College in Hamilton, has educated and trained commissioned officers and officer cadets for the Canadian armed forces for over a century. Hamilton's Royal Military College provides its faculty and students state of the art technology, allowing them to conduct research in environmental science, advanced engineering and space surveillance. The Royal Military College, is a prestigious military university which is rated 2nd for research among all Canada's smaller universities.
The city of Hamilton also offers Professional Development and skills training to continue your education throughout your life and expand and broaden your educational and occupational opportunities.