Petersburg Schools has an elementary, middle, and a high school. The Superintendent’s office can be reached at 907.772.4271. 650 students are currently enrolled in the school system. The Petersburg community is extremely involved with, and supportive of the local schools. The school enjoys a well-deserved high scholastic standing and it has an active sports and extracurricular program. Students travel all around the Inside Passage and the State via ferry and plane to participate in a broad spectrum of school activities.
The University of Alaska Southeast
The University of Alaska Southeast, in Juneau and Sitka, offers a variety of university and adult continuing education courses via correspondence and distance delivery (video/audio) to Petersburg residents. Contact Petersburg Community Schools (907.772.3980) for details.
The Petersburg Marine Advisory Program
The Petersburg Marine Advisory Program office serves as an information bridge between maritime industry and information holders worldwide. The Petersburg office is a branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Marine Advisory Program. It is part of a statewide outreach and technical assistance program helping Alaskans wisely use, conserve and enjoy Alaska‚s marine and coastal resources.
Preschools and Early Childhood Learning
Petersburg also has several preschools and early childhood learning centers. They include: Tlingit-Haida Head Start (907.772.4751); the Lutheran Church’s Good Beginnings Preschool (907.772.3044); REACH Infant Learning Program (907.772.3488); and Petersburg Childrens Center’s Preschool (907.772.3419). There are also several home-based childcare providers in Petersburg.