For over 150 years, Canton has been a center for learning in the Northeast as home to St. Lawrence University (a private liberal arts college founded in 1856) and SUNY Canton (a public college of technology founded in 1906). The colleges combined enrollment exceeds 6000 students. Along with neighboring institutions Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam, the four schools form the Associated Colleges making our small area a hub for learning, innovation, and the arts. In addition, SOAR offers life-long learning programs to “Third Age” adults.Canton proudly offers a range of excellent elementary and secondary education options: Canton Central Schools, Deep Root Center, Little River School , St. Catherine of Siena Academy.