School District 36 Surrey is one of the largest public school districts in the province, with around 100 public elementary schools and 21 public secondary schools. Examples of public elementary and secondary schools in the area include Boundary Park, Coyote Creek, Fraser Wood, Port Kells, Earl Marriott, Semiahmoo, Sullivan Heights, and Elgin Park. Private schools in the city include Southridge School, Pacific Academy, Calvary Christian Academy, and Regent Christian Academy.
Post-secondary institutions in the city include Simon Fraser University (offering undergraduate and graduate programs), Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Sprott Shaw College, CDI College, Vancouver Career College, Surrey Community College, and Stenberg College.
Historic Stewart Farm depicts the life of an early Surrey pioneer family that lived on the site from 1880 to 1944. The farm includes a farmhouse, farm grounds, and outbuildings, and provides drop-in tours, programs, and events. Costumed staff members tell stories about life as it was, and kids can participate in crafts and a dress-up station.
The Surrey Art Gallery is a contemporary art museum that features work by local, national, and international artists. Events and exhibitions are held throughout the year, and programs for children provide educational and creative activities.
The city is also home to a number of parks and recreational centres.