Eight elementary schools and two high schools are operated by four school boards in the area. Children will attend either an English or a French-language school. In the city, there is only one private school that caters to students in grades 1 through 6. Residents must search for post-secondary opportunities outside of the region.
Niagara College, located in nearby Welland (20 minutes from Port Colborne), offers programmes in culinary arts, business, dentistry, medicine, engineering, and trades. Brock University (40 minutes from Port Colborne) offers courses in business, health sciences, the arts, and education, to name a few.