The Waterloo Region District School Board is the main school board in Kitchener. It operates public schools such as Alpine Public School, Bridgeport Public School, Driftwood Park Public School, Franklin Public School, Margaret Avenue Senior Public School, Queensmount Senior Public School, and Rockway Public School. Catholic primary and secondary schools in the city are operated by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.
There are several post-secondary options to choose from in and around Kitchener, including Conestoga College, which offers programs in business, hospitality, engineering, information technology, life sciences, communications, design, and trades; Stanford International College, with courses in accounting, trades, tourism, information technology, and business; and the University of Waterloo, which has a main campus in Waterloo and a Health Sciences Campus and School of Pharmacy in Kitchener.
THEMUSEUM is a forward-thinking venue that combines elements of art, science, culture, and technology in its exhibits and provides visitors with interactive ways to experience what it has to offer. Exhibits typically focus on themes and artists that aren’t afraid to push boundaries and shine a spotlight on various issues.
Victoria Park is the oldest park in Kitchener (opened in 1896), and provides a beautiful greenspace in the heart of the city. The park features flowerbeds, treed areas, manicured lawns, two cannons, a lake, an iron bridge, a picnic shelter, a playground, a splash pad, a basketball court, and rinks for skating in the winter. A historic clock tower at the park’s entrance makes a statement, while a restaurant on the lake provides a convenient dining option.