Education

Saint Andrews is perhaps the best educated parish in the province. Both High School and University completion levels are twice the provincial average. Public Education facilities for Saint Andrews are under the administrative jurisdiction of School District 10. There are schools within the municipal boundaries: Vincent Massey Elementary School and Sir James Dunn Academy, a combined junior and senior school.

Vincent Massey Elementary School, owned by the Province of New Brunswick was built in 1955 with additions to each end of the main section of the building to house the increased enrollment.  The school has an enrollment of 186 students in grades K-6.  
The school has a gym, library, resource and methods room, music room, and other specialty teaching areas.  A cafeteria operates out of a small kitchen off the gym and tables are set up in the gym for students to eat. As well, Saint Andrews boasts the first community designed "creative playground" structure in Canada, which is also located at VMES. Students attend from the town and surrounding areas of Chamcook, Bocabec, Bayside, and Waweig.  Many students walk to school and the remainder are bused.

Vincent Massey students completing grade 5 have the option of continuing into grade 6 at Vincent Massey School or transfer to St. Stephen Middle School for French Immersion.   After grade 6 those still at Vincent Massey Elementary School go into grade 7 at Sir James Dunn Academy. 

Sir James Dunn Academy has fine Academic and Vocational courses of study and offers quality extracurricular activities. For those students wishing to study French Immersion, a large number of students from the Saint Andrews area are bused to St. Stephen High School daily.

The New Brunswick Community College has a campus in Saint Andrews. Established more than 30 years ago, the Campus provides specialty education in Hospitality/Tourism; Fisheries/Marine; and Trades & Technology. The Campus provides training support for local industry in computer upgrading and other development requirements as identified. The University of New Brunswick in Saint John and Fredericton also make programs available to the residents of Saint Andrews through their Distance Education programs.

The Passamaquoddy Children's Centre provides day care services for infant and children, programs for the after school age and for special needs children. The Centre is located in a new, state of the art, day care building adjacent to the Community College.