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Windsor is home to the University of Windsor, which is the Canada's southernmost university. It is a research oriented, comprehensive university made up of nine faculties. The University ranked number 14 in Canada and 723 worldwide as in 2015. The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research has 51 Masters and Doctoral programs. It has a student population of over 15,000 undergraduate students and over 1000 graduate students. The university is just east of the Ambassador Bridge, south of the Detroit River. The University of Windsor's newest addition is the $24 million Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and plans are underway for a $110 million Centre of Engineering Innovation (CEI). The CEI will represent a new approach to engineering, bringing industry partners directly to faculty and students to operate research and development and co-op programs. 


Windsor is also home to St. Clair College which is well regarded for a wide variety of superior skills training programs. It has approximately 6,200 full-time and 15,300 part-time post-secondary students. The College has eight Schools of Specialization offering 85 programs. Its $32-million Centre for Applied Health Sciences opened in 2012, making Windsor one of the top-draw cities in the province for students in nursing and applied health care sciences.  


Elementary and Secondary 


Residents attend schools in the Greater Essex County District School Board, the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, Catholic French School Board and Public French School Board.  


Windsor’s elementary schools excel in the rankings of the entire Ontario report system. Windsor's Bellewood public school, the French-immersion school, is ranked 74 out of 3037 primary schools in Ontario, according to a report card released in 2015 by The Fraser Institute. 


Hon. Vincent Massey Secondary School, is renowned in Canada and North America for notable accomplishments in mathematics.  


The Greater Essex County District School Board is one of several school boards in the province to launch the Specialist High Skills Major. The focus of the program is in the manufacturing sector with courses offered at General Amherst, Herman and Sandwich Secondary schools. Another specialized program is the Walkerville Centre for Creative Arts (WCCA), a program for visual and performing arts students in the Windsor-Essex Region operating from Walkerville Collegiate.  


There are independent faith-based schools including Maranatha Christian Academy (JK-12), First Lutheran Christian Academy (preschool-8), and Academie Ste. Cecile International School (JK-12, including International Baccalaureate), An-Noor Islamic School and Windsor Adventist Elementary School.  



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