Education

Education

Lifelong learning is one of the keys to unlocking your personal achievement. Parents understand that choices they make about their children’s education can affect the course of their lives, careers and happiness.

Now celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Paint and Play School, on Oklahoma Cemetery Road, prepares children for a confident start in elementary school and in life. The certified pre-K facility is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s State Board of Private Academic Schools, and all teachers are
state-certified.

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CenClear Child Services works with thousands of children – helping to ensure that every child gets a good start in life. They offer family services, as well as behavioral and mental health support for children and adults, children with disabilities, or from families with disadvantaged income living in the tri-county area and beyond.

Local public schools educate over 4,700 students annually while private schools serve over 500 students.

Parents who prefer a private school environment have excellent choices including DuBois Central Catholic and DuBois Christian Schools. DuBois Christian Schools offers a smaller, more intimate learning environment. Partnering with parents to provide a Christian education to their students, the school welcomes children from preschool, starting at 3 years old, through 12th grade.

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DuBois Central Catholic is a full pre-K through grade 12 facility. Tuition assistance and rebate programs are available to help parents provide their children with a private school education. Their mission is to educate the whole student – body, mind, and spirit, with a curriculum focused on continued growth. In 2021, 84% of graduates went on to further their education, 5% enlisted in the military, and 11% entered the workforce.

Jefferson County DuBois AVTS, known here as Jeff Tech, offers 14 career and technical training programs and a variety of academic courses for students in grades 9 through 12. Jeff Tech prepares students to become productive members of society without burdening them with the debt load that colleges often require. Partnering with many of the area’s leading employers, Jeff Tech allows students to work at area industries, and earn wages and credits at the same time. The school also offers a variety of full-time adult education programs including CDL Training and a Practical Nursing program, as well as providing evening and online courses.

The area offers several options for post-secondary education locally, including Butler County Community College’s (BC3) Brockway Campus, the area’s only community college, and Brockway Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT), which offers adults the opportunity to enroll in art (and additional) classes in the evening.

Approximately 600 students attend Penn State DuBois, where students can choose from six bachelor degrees, seven associate degree programs, a multitude of credit certificates, or the first two years of over 160 baccalaureate degrees offered at Penn State’s University Park campus in nearby State College.

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