The Waterloo Region District School Board and Waterloo Catholic District School Board both operate primary and secondary schools in the city. Examples of schools in Cambridge include Avenue Road Public School, Blair Road Public School, Centennial Public School, Central Public School, Grand View Public School, Manchester Public School, Parkway Public School, Glenview Park Secondary School, Preston High School, Southwood Secondary School, St. Anne, St. Gregory, and St. Peter. Private school options are also available.
Cambridge’s post-secondary options include Conestoga College (Cambridge campus), offering programs in engineering, information technology, trades, and food processing; and the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture (with undergraduate and graduate studies). Other options can be found in nearby Kitchener, Guelph, Hamilton, or Mississauga.
The Fire Hall Museum and Education Centre is located in the Old Galt section of the city and serves to teach visitors about the history behind the area’s firefighters. The museum is located in a fire hall built in the 19th century that is now considered a heritage building. Artifacts on display include vehicles, photos, clothing gear, and equipment. There is also an onsite gift shop with a wide array of souvenirs, gifts, and clothing.
Located along the Grand River, the Cambridge Sculpture Garden is an outdoor display of four permanent sculptures and a variety of temporary sculptures. The greenspace provides an area to walk, picnic, or just relax in, and is connected to the Trans-Canada Trail. The garden is open year-round and is free to enjoy.