Three school boards operate primary and secondary schools in Chatham-Kent: the Lambton Kent District School Board, the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, and the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence.Schools in the city include Chatham-Kent Secondary School, Tecumseh Public School, Queen Elizabeth II Public School, Victor Lauriston Public School, Monsignor Uyen Catholic School, John McGregor Secondary School, Winston Churchill Public School, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, and Gregory Drive Public School. Private school options are also available.
Post-secondary institutions in Chatham-Kent include St. Clair College (a satellite location of St. Clair College of Windsor), offering programs in business, child and youth care, social work, trades, healthcare, and justice; and the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, with courses in veterinary technology, horticulture, and agriculture.
Kingston Park provides plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities with walking trails, playground equipment, treed areas, grassy areas, benches, three covered pavilions, restrooms, and a splash pad featuring water spouts, a water cauldron soaker, and interactive water cannons.The park covers seven hectares and is great for playing, picnicking, or just relaxing.
The Milner Heritage House is the former home of a carriage maker and his family, built in 1894 in the Queen Anne style. The house was restored and turned into a museum about 45 years ago, and today visitors can enjoy hearing stories from costumed guides about life in the early 1900s. Various artifacts can be found throughout the house, including artwork created by the carriage maker’s wife.