North Penn School District supplies exceptional public education to more than 12,700 K-12 students in the region. The district is comprised of 17 facilities: 13 K-6 elementary schools, three 7-8th grade middle schools and one 9-12th grade high school. NPSD has garnered many awards and recognitions over the years, including its acknowledgment as a Gold Medal winner by Expansion Magazine and ranking in the top 17 percent nationwide for educational achievement. The district has also received a Distinguished Service Award from the North Penn Chamber of Commerce, and Sports Illustrated has ranked its athletics program #1 in the state.
In addition to NPSD are several other area school districts, including the Souderton Area, Wissahickon, Methacton and Perkiomen Valley School Districts, among others. All of these school districts jointly own the North Montco Technical Career Center, one of four vocational-technical schools in the county. Approximately 1,300 students are enrolled in the academic and technical training courses at the career center, which cover such fields as construction trades, health and human services, cosmetology, culinary arts, engineering/manufacturing, environmental horticulture, the visual arts and power and transportation.
The North Penn and Indian Valley Region also offer plenty of options for daycare and early childhood education, along with opportunities for private schooling and higher learning.
Montgomery County Community College is a great starting off point for graduating high school seniors. The college operates two main campuses in the area—one in Blue Bell, the other in Pottstown—as well as various other learning sites and online learning opportunities. Gwynedd-Mercy College is a highly ranked Catholic liberal arts college enrolling nearly 3,000 students in more than 40 associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Other options for higher learning include Temple University, which has campuses in Ambler and Fort Washington, DeSales University in Lansdale, DeVry University at Fort Washington, Delaware Valley College at Doylestown and Strayer University in King of Prussia.