The Experience

The Avon Maitland District School Board provides a full service, public, English education with a focus on student success. Our mission is to: Engage, Inspire and Innovate and we believe that students, staff and parents are “Always Learning”.

The Board has long been a leader in motivating and engaging students, in special education, embracing technology in the classroom, providing English as a second language support as well as advanced study opportunities in specialist programs for the arts and culture, environment, information and communications technology, health and wellness, manufacturing, hospitality and tourism, energy and transportation.

Located in one of the most popular regions in Canada, the Avon Maitland District is situated in Southwestern Ontario. The District borders Lake Huron in the west, (beautiful beaches and fabulous sunsets) and across its 6,100 square kilometre stretches east to one of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) top 7 Intelligent Cities in the World, the City of Stratford.

Enjoying four full seasons, this area thrives with outdoor activities year round. We are a district where urban comforts unite within a rural environment dotted with thriving smaller communities.

Of course Stratford is known for many things, but the world famous Stratford Shakespeare Festival tops them all. The annual six month theatrical spectacular attracts hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe. Among the benefits of having a Stratford in your district is the connections our schools have with professional live theatre and the world’s acting elite.

Most of the Board’s secondary schools offer superior music, and drama programs, high spirited athletics in many sports. A number of schools have been honoured with provincial, national and even international awards in these areas. Avon Maitland is also host to the first even Baseball Academy which provides a high achieving academic education along with the best baseball training available anywhere in the world.

Enjoying four full seasons, the area thrives with outdoor activities year round.

The district extends over 6,100 square kilometres as urban comforts unite within a rural environment dotted with thriving communities. In Huron County these include Goderich – Canada’s Prettiest Town and the Town of Wingham which, as part of North Huron, is rich with cultural, historical and recreational opportunities is a place to enjoy hiking, antiquing, fishing, canoeing, snowmobiling and more.

In South Huron the quaint but bustling little town of Exeter springs in to overdrive each year with its annual Exeter Ram Rodeo held in early August and the Hamlet of Walton has played host to the TransCan Motocross Championships for the past 20 years. The Ontario’s West Coast Vacation Guide describes Huron County as a

“patchwork quilt of rural Canadian towns, farm landscapes, parks and Lake Huron shoreline, knit together by agriculture heritage dating back almost two hundred years. Huron County is a vacation destination of charm, culture, beauty and endless possibilities!”

The arts are alive in Perth County starting with the City of Stratford, considered a major international arts and cultural hub. The world-famous Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the largest in North America draws audiences of more than 600,000 each year, with a season that runs from April to November. The Festival provides many out-reach activities, including educational opportunities for students and professional development programs for educators. Other flourishing Perth County communities include St. Marys, Listowel, Mitchell and Milverton, all mixed with urban amenities and rural flavour.