About Us

Learning is for life

We’re here to help you explore, create, discover, and learn.

Metro Continuing Education can trace its origins to the night school for adults offered by Edmonton Public Schools in 1891. We’ve grown and changed over the years, adding new programs to better serve Edmonton’s appetite for lifelong learning. Today, Metro offers courses and programs for people of all ages with our four program areas:

Elementary & Junior High

We provide elementary and junior high students with opportunities to explore new interests, prepare for exams, and develop better study habits. Our programs include: tutoring, academic-focused or enrichment-focused summer camps, after school programs, and study skills programs. We also have a partnership with Youthwrite® to bring young writers’ camps to our sister site, The Bennett Centre.

High School

Metro administers summer school for all of Edmonton Public Schools. Our summer school classes are attended by current high school students as well as adult students. Our Fall/Winter/Spring high school credit classes are an opportunity for current students to get ahead or for adult students to upgrade or finish their diplomas in a mature, college-like environment. We also provide small-group tutoring and study skills workshops, including diploma prep courses.

Personal & Professional Enrichment

Our personal and professional enrichment (adult continuing education) classes are taught by passionate, skilled instructors. Discover a new hobby, learn a new skill, or hit professional business goals. Our class offerings are constantly changing, with a new term of interesting, diverse classes launched every quarter.

ESL & LINC Language Programs

Our English Language Institute offers two major programs to teach English as a second language. LINC (Language Instructors for Newcomers) is a federally-funded program that helps new permanent residents develop the language skills they need to make Canada their home. The provincially-funded ESL (English as a Second Language) program is an intensive option for those looking to succeed when entering the Albertan workforce.  

Who we are

We are a dynamic, diverse organization, made up of enthusiastic instructors and teachers, friendly customer service and administrative support staff, and creative business professionals. We all share a love for learning and are passionate about giving Edmontonians opportunities to grow and succeed.

Our Mission

Metro is a customer service-oriented educational institution committed to providing flexible and diverse learning opportunities to students of all ages and needs.

Our Vision

At Metro Continuing Education, our vision is to excel in providing outstanding learner-focused educational experiences dedicated to academic, personal and professional growth. We will build community and foster partnerships to promote lifelong learning opportunities for students of all ages.

Send a kid to camp

Send a kid to camp

This spring and summer, Metro will be collecting voluntary donations to gift a Summer Camp to selected students within Edmonton Public Schools nominated by their Principals.

All dollars raised from March 1st to June 30th will go towards sponsoring kids. Principals who nominate a student to receive the donation will select those who are most in need of the donation measured on various factors. Donate today and benefit a child by giving the gift of an experience.

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The Bennett Centre

The Bennett Centre is located in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley and is a unique destination for field trips, day retreats, weddings and overnight group accommodations. We provide hands-on school programs that actively engage students with grade-level curriculum. The indoor and outdoor space is also available to host weddings and special events such at business meetings and retreats. Large group overnight accommodation is available as well as a full catering menu.

Visit Bennett Centre Site

Rundle School

The transition of the Rundle school building to a community hub has begun.

The District’s vision for the Rundle facility is a building that will:

  • enhance the quality of life for students and families attending schools in the community
  • be a positive asset to the Rundle community
  • offer programs and services that are relevant and useful to the community