Preparing children to become productive, contributing members of society is the aim of every educator. Furnishing young minds with the tools, environment, structure and guidance to maximize each student’s potential is key. Clinton County is home to a variety of excellent educational institutions. From the public Keystone Central School District, to Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, to the private Lock Haven Catholic and Walnut Street Christian schools, to Lock Haven University, residents of Clinton County are well served by local educational options.
Education plays a large role in the local economy with two of our top five employers being educators. Lock Haven is a college town. While the name has changed several times, Lock Haven University has grown far beyond the teachers’ college that opened here in 1870. Today’s University continues the proud tradition of preparing a new generation for life in a changing world, offering 49 undergraduate and certificate programs, 47 minors, as well as graduate programs in actuarial science, counseling, education, health science, and sport studies. The 200-acre campus, which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, invites students to ‘Soar Higher at The Haven!’
LHU has invested heavily to modernize its housing, beautify the campus by creating open spaces for students and focal points for the community, build a robust recreation facility, and construct the modern three-story East Campus, which houses a $40 million Science Center. The facility has been recognized for its design excellence, and its classrooms and labs are a showcase of the latest educational technology, potentially boosting LHU into the top echelon of leading nanotechnology education universities, and providing a vital link to the science-related needs of local industry.
Serving Clinton County and portions of Centre and Potter Counties, Keystone Central School District is Pennsylvania’s largest school district by geography. It serves a 1,048 square-mile area, which is larger than 60 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
Enrollment in the district totals over 4,000 students in grades K through 12, spread across two high schools, two middle schools, five elementary schools, an integrated Career and Technology Education Center, and a Virtual Academy that gives students an online learning option.