Learn in the North Country...

Schools in Canton, Potsdam, and the surrounding communities are truly exceptional, with low student-to-teacher ratios and a host of curricular, extra-curricular, and athletic opportunities for your children. Learn about our schools here:

Public High Schools


Canton Central School District

The Canton Central School District has one high school, one middle school and one elementary school on a single campus with an enrollment of approximately 1270 students. Canton''s Hugh C. Williams Senior High School earned a gold medal in U.S. News and World Report''s 2013 Best High Schools rankings of America''s high schools. On average, well over 80% of graduates earn a New York State Regents Diploma and over 85% of the students in a graduating class pursue further education. To learn more about the Canton Central Schools, visit www.ccsdk12.org

Potsdam Central School District

The Potsdam Central School District has one high school, one middle school and one elementary school on a single campus. It has been ranked #1 of 94 school districts in Northern New York for academic performance. To learn more about the Potsdam Central Schools, visit http://www.potsdam.k12.ny.us/.

  Other School Districts in St. Lawrence County

        Brasher Falls Central School

        Clifton-FIne Central School

        Colton-Pierrepont Central School

        Edwards-Knox Central School

        Gouverneur Central School

        Hammond Central School

        Hermon-Dekalb Central School

        Heuvelton Central School

        Lisbon Central School

        Madrid-Waddington Central School

        Massena Central School

        Morristown Central School

        Norwood-Norfolk Central School

        Ogdensburg Enlarged City School

        Parishville-Hopkinton Central School


St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

The Board Of Cooperative Educational Services of St. Lawrence-Lewis Counties serves 18 school districts in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties, New York, by providing cost-effective shared services, including career training for high-school students and adults, special education, alternative schools, technology education, and teacher training, as well as dozens of programs to expand educational opportunity and help districts operate more efficiently. Learn more at www.sllboces.org.
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Private Schools


Little River Community School

an alternative school serving 39 students, grades K-12, in a four-room schoolhouse, in Canton, NY. At Little River, we have a fundamental trust in children and their inherent motivation to learn about their world. Learn more at www.littleriverschool.org

St. Mary's School

a part of the Catholic school system in the Diocese of Ogdensburg providing education for Nursery through 6th grade students. Learn more at www.stmaryscantonny.com
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Self-Directed Learning


Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning

a community resource center that helps youth interested in self-directed education by supporting them to create a personalized education based on their interests, abilities and goals. Learn more at www.deeprootcenter.org/
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