About Avon Maitland
Over 160,000 people call the Avon Maitland District their home. The Avon Maitland District covers the counties of Huron, Ontario’s West Coast, and Perth, famous for the Stratford Festival.
The Avon Maitland District School Board is a full service, public, English school district in southwestern Ontario, bordering Lake Huron (beautiful beaches and fabulous sunsets) and covering some of the most productive agricultural land in Canada.
Avon Maitland provides the most widespread on-line distance education program in the country and is setting the standards for special education and student success. The Board’s EQAO results continue to be among the best in the province.
We welcome student and teacher visits, either electronically or in person. We take great pride in our technological innovations and our many partnerships with business and the community.
We are active in the performing arts, housing in our district the world famous Stratford Shakespearean Festival and the home of Canadian theatre - the Blyth Festival.
The Ontario’s West Coast Vacation Guide describes Huron County as a “patchwork quilt of rural Canadian towns, farm landscapes, parks and Lake Huron shoreline, knit together by agriculture heritage dating back almost two hundred years. Whether you want to relax in the sun on the shores of sparkling Lake Huron, sample five star cuisine at area restaurants, visit one of the many museums and attractions, experience world class theatre, go hiking or fishing, relax at a country inn, motel, campground or bed and breakfast, explore the many antique and specialty shops, cycle the picturesque countryside and heritage streetscapes, go golfing, sailing snowmobiling or cross country skiing, Huron County is a vacation destination of charm, culture, beauty and endless possibilities!”
The arts are alive in Perth County! If you are a fan of live theatre, then Perth County is the place for you! The internationally renowned Stratford Festival draws audiences of more than 600,000 each year, with a season that runs from April to November. The Festival provides many out-reach activities, including educational opportunities for students and professional development programs for educators. There are other arts events and exhibits throughout the year, including excellent exhibits at Gallery Stratford, the Stratford Perth Museum, as well as in Stratford’s Art in the Park.
To cultivate potential.
- Improve student achievement in all areas of student learning, with a focus on literacy and numeracy.
- Develop positive citizenship qualities in our students.
- Attract and retain quality staff.
- Engage our community as partners in public education.
- Use Board resources efficiently and effectively.
The Avon Maitland District School Board'sEducation Centre is located in Seaforth, the geographical center of the district. The Board's Administrative Offices are located here, attached to the west side of Seaforth Public School. Central support for 41 elementary and 10 secondary schools, 18,000 students and 1700 staff is provided in the areas of Business, Transportation, Curriculum, Information Technology, Special Education, Human Resources, Continuing Education, Operations and Communications.
The Education Centre also provides on-going professional development opportunities for staff across the district.
The Board’s Education Centre is located at:
62 Chalk Street North
The telephone number is 519-527-0111 or 1-800-592-5437.
The Board’s web site is located at www.yourschools.ca.