The Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud, and Conseil scolaire Viamonde operate public schools in the city. Examples of schools in Guelph include Paisley Road Public School, Jean Little Public School, Central Public School, Victory Public School, Willow Road Public School, College Heights Secondary School, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Saint James Catholic High School, École Saint-René-Goupil, and École élémentaire L'Odyssée. Private school options are also available.
The University of Guelph is the largest post-secondary institution in the city and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in business, arts, sciences, agriculture, and social sciences. Conestoga College also has a local campus in the city, with classes in business, and heavy equipment and other motive power trades.
The Civic Museum provides information about the city’s history through exhibits, galleries, programs, and special events.The museum houses over 30,000 artifacts, such as tools, clothing, equipment, art, documents, photographs, and textiles. The museum can be booked for parties and other events, and visitors can enjoy shopping in the onsite gift shop.
The Guelph Arboretum, operated by the University of Guelph, features a wide variety of plants displayed in distinct gardens and greenspaces. Garden types include Japanese, English, rose, rhododendron, and dwarf forest. The arboretum has numerous walking trails for visitors to explore.