Education & Lifelong Learning

Ontario’s prosperity is determined, to a great extent, by its ability to provide a skilled and educated workforce capable of meeting the requirements of business. A key factor for businesses and residents deciding whether or not to locate in Ontario is the availability of quality preschool, elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and vocational training. Ontario fosters lifelong learning so that its citizens can lead more fulfilling and productive lives by providing access to libraries, culture, community events and activities.

The relationship between educational attainment and health outcomes has been well documented. Individuals that have obtained a higher level of education typically have lower rates of the most common acute and chronic diseases. High School graduates earn higher salaries; have better self-esteem, more personal life satisfaction, have less involvement in criminal activity, work in better jobs, and live healthier lives. Through concerted efforts, individuals can better utilize educational resources for their own personal growth, as well as help create a culture of peer mentoring.


The Healthy Ontario Initiative’s Education & Lifelong Learning goal and objectives are:


GOAL 3:  
 Provide a range of educational and training opportunities for residents and workers of all ages and abilities that improves their life choices and provides a skilled workforce for our businesses.


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Objective 3.1:   Provide educational resources and services that improves and fosters a community that values education and life-long learning.

Objective 3.2:  Partner with educational institutions throughout the region in order to expand the range and quality of educational offerings available to the community.

Objective 3.3: Work with industrial organizations, businesses and educational institutions to create opportunities for workforce training.

Objective: 3.4: Increase awareness and utilization of the broad array of education and career opportunities in Ontario.


Education & Lifelong Learning Resources:

Chaffey CollegeChaffey College improves lives within the diverse communities it serves through equal access to quality occupational, transfer, general education, and foundation programs in a learning-centered environment where student success is highly valued, supported, and assessed. 

Loma Linda University: A Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution with more than 4,000 students located in Southern California. Eight schools comprise the University organization. More than 55 programs are offered by the schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Religion and Behavioral Health. 

Ontario Library: Your place to connect to each other and the world—where you are inspired by its materials, innovative programs and services, and are delighted by its commitment to the community. 

Ontario-Montclair School District (OMSD): Was founded in 1884 and is currently the third largest elementary school district in California. The district covers most of the City of Ontario, Montclair, portions of Upland, and unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. Serving 22,755 students, the district has 26 elementary schools, and six middle schools.

Pitzer College: Produces engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world through an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts education emphasizing social justice, intercultural understanding and environmental sensitivity. Our community thrives within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges, which provide an unsurpassed breadth of academic, athletic and social opportunities. 

Promise Scholars: Ensures a place in college for our students. All OMSD students who complete preparatory requirements will be provided access and admission to a partner college. Promise Scholars is one of the first universal comprehensive college going programs of its kind in San Bernardino County.

The Chaffey Joint Union High School District: Serves the communities of Ontario, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, and portions of Fontana, Upland, Chino, and Mount Baldy. With over 25,000 students, the District is the fourth largest high school district in California. It has eight comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, an online high school, a community day school, an adult school, and alternative programs. 

Cucamonga Elementary School District:  Seves the communities of Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario. The Cucamonga School District, with an appreciation for diversity, provides a comprehensive education that promotes academic, emotional and social development, which enables students to be lifelong learners and realize their full potential as contributing members of society.

Mountain View Elementary School District:  Mountain View School District is a school community whose members focus on the whole child: ensuring each child is safe, that each child’s needs are met, and that each child is provided an education of the highest quality. Our continuing mission at Mountain View School District is to provide a foundation for sustained educational excellence for students and staff by setting clear goals and high expectations in a safe and trusting environment that supports individual success.

Chino Valley Unified School District: Chino Valley Unified SD is home to 19 California Distinguished Schools, some that have been named Distinguished Schools more than once. It is also home to a National Blue Ribbon school, Title 1 Achieving Schools and a California Department of Education Service-Learning Leaders School.

Trade Schools in Ontario: Whether you are looking for an online or on-campus school in your city, we have the tools you need to find the right vocational school in the right area.