The Sanford School Department has four elementary schools, a middle school, a junior high school, a high school and a regional vocational center. St. Thomas, a private school, serves Kindergarten through grade six.
The Sanford Community Adult Education, located in the Anderson Learning Center on the Nasson Commons in Springvale, offers numerous courses, both day and evening, such as GED/Diploma classes, classes to improve skills and a number of enrichment classes. There is something for everyone no matter the age. This is the home of York County Senior College in Sanford.
The Seacoast Career School is located in South Sanford in the Business and Industrial area.
Less than an hour’s commute from Sanford is the University of Southern Maine in Portland, the University of New England in Biddeford, York County Community College in Wells and the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.