Education and schools

Since its completion in 2011, the new Vancouver Island University Cowichan Campus in Duncan has enticed students to remain in the region after completing high school. The campus has developed a specific focus on Aboriginal education and is home to the Cowichan Trades Centre, an innovative program that combines the dual delivery of university and high school courses.

The University of Victoria, Camosun College and Royal Roads University are less than an hour away from central Cowichan, and the Nanaimo campus of Vancouver Island University is located 45 minutes away from Duncan.

School District 79 in the Cowichan Valley has four secondary and 16 elementary schools offering regular curriculum as well as Aboriginal education, K-12 French Immersion and alternative learning programs. School District 68 serves the Ladysmith and North Oyster areas with primary, intermediate and senior schools. Ladysmith is also home to a French language school and a First Nations school.

 

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