Education is an essential need for all.  Shawville provides home to two English public schools, overseen by the Western Quebec School Board.  Dr. S. E. McDowell Elementary school provides for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 and is home to the Pontiac Continuing Education Center.  Pontiac High School provides Grade 7 to 11.

Dr. S. E. McDowell Elementary School
89 Center St.,
Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0


Pontiac High School
455, Maple Street
P.O. Box 4600
Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0


Pontiac Continuing Education Centre
89 Center Street
Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0
819- 647-5605


Heritage College – Pontiac Campus
1259 Route 148,
Campbells Bay, QC


Western Quebec Literacy Council

Box 266, 381 Rt 148

Shawville, QC


The Mission of Western Quebec Literacy Council is to help English-speaking adults, families and youth improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy and other life skills through programs adapted to the needs of the individual. As a charitable volunteer organization, Western Quebec Literacy council recruits and trains committed volunteers as tutor and support personnel. We are dedicated to promoting community awareness with sensitivity throughout the region of West Quebec.