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Public and private schools in Ontario County provide challenging, high-quality education options for their students. Honors curriculum, Advanced Placement classes and International Baccalaureate Programs are among the many options available. Ontario County is able to provide outstanding academic, athletic and artistic opportunities thanks to the strong involvement and active support of the entire community.

Ontario County is also home to several post-secondary educational institutions and is within a two-hour drive of over 20 notable colleges and universities such as Alfred University, Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, University at Buffalo, and University of Rochester.

BOCES provides quality educational services for residents of Ontario, Wayne, Seneca and Yates counties and offers over 200 programs and services to 25 component school districts, area employers and adult learners. It also provides successful transitions from high school to college or a chosen career. From automotive technology to culinary arts, BOCES presents a wide array of job training options. Scholarships and financial assistance options are available.

Students enrolled in Empire State College learning centers benefit from a unique, combined learning experience including personalized faculty guided study, online courses, and participation in small study groups. This combination offers busy, working adults a rewarding and personalized way to earn a degree.

The college offers more than 40 academic degree and certificate programs, honors studies, a January Plan and Minimesters, online and hybrid, travel and expedition courses, internships, high school dual-credit programs, non-credit and workforce training offerings, and Adult Basic Education/GED programs.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

This historic four-year liberal arts school located at the shores of Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY offers 40 majors, 60 minors and a wide array of opportunities to learn through research projects, study abroad, service learning and internships.