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Elementary and secondary school education is provided by four school boards of which two are in Renfrew County. The Renfrew County District School Board is comprised of 27 elementary schools, 7 secondary schools and 5 alternative schools. The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board provides 20 elementary schools and 2 secondary schools. Pre-school, academic nursery and kindergarten are also available.
Post secondary education is available locally through Algonquin College. Campuses are located in Pembroke and Renfrew. The college is fully accredited and offers a wide range of full-time certificate programs. The University of Ottawa also offers courses at Algonquin College in Pembroke via electronic link-up. Two major Canadian universities, Carleton and the University of Ottawa, are within 45 km from the eastern boundary of Renfrew County.