Avon Maitland Schools Canada, as part of Avon Maitland District School Board, provides a full service, public, English education with 3 key priorities for our students in our strategic plan: i AM well, i AM prepared, and i AM engaged. We want our students to feel a sense of belonging and well-being, as well as having them prepared in the lessons and opportunities we provide so that they are prepared for life beyond high school.
Avon Maitland’s commitment to student success makes us a leader in motivating and engaging students. We provide inclusive learning environments and honour diversity, while embracing technology in the classroom, providing English as a second language support, and 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. Our District borders Lake Huron in the west with beautiful beaches and fabulous sunsets, and across 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.
Urban comforts unite within a rural environment where many thriving communities can be found. 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 to enjoy hiking, antiquing, fishing, canoeing, snowmobiling and more.
In South Huron, the quaint and bustling little town of Exeter springs into overdrive each year with its annual Exeter Ram Rodeo. Lovely shops and restaurants complete a day of hiking and enjoying the Morrison Trail. 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 particularly in the City of Stratford, considered a major international arts and cultural hub. Home to Justin Bieber, 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, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Listowel, Mitchell and Milverton, all mixed with urban amenities and rural flavour.
Avon Maitland is a 90 minute drive from Toronto – close enough to visit, but a world away from traffic and chaos of the larger city!
Students who visit us are likely to experience four seasons, from snow to hot sun! This area thrives with outdoor activities year round. We are a district where urban comforts unite within a rural environment, and our smaller communities provide safety and security for your children. They come for the school and stay for the experience!
The Board’s secondary schools offer superior music and drama programs, clubs and high spirited athletics in many sports. A number of schools have been honoured with provincial, national and international awards in these areas. Avon Maitland also offers unique academic programs where students can specialize in culinary arts, cosmetology, technical design (engineering) and media communications technology.