Modern P-12 Schools
Two excellent public schools serve the needs of families living in our District. In Guysborough, Chedabucto Education Centre serves students from Primary to Grade 8. In the same complex is Guysborough Academy for grades 9-12. Fanning Education Centre / Canso Academy in Hazel Hill offers P-12 education in the eastern end of the District.
Quality University and college Education
On our doorstep in Antigonish is Saint Francis Xavier University, one of the best undergraduate universities in Canada. Nova Scotia Community College campuses are nearby as well, with the Strait Campus and Nautical Institute just across the Canso Causeway in Port Hawkesbury.
Cyril Ward Memorial Library on Pleasant Street in Guysborough offers public computers, wireless Internet access and photocopying and fax service. The library is named in honour of benefactor Cyril Newton Ward, born in Hazel Hill in 1893. Mr. Ward worked in the banking industry in Canada and the United States before retiring to Guysborough County in 1958. A prolific reader, he provided a generous bequest to the Municipality to construct the library building.
The Canso Library, located on Main Street in Canso, also offers public computers; wireless Internet access as well as photocopying and fax service.