Today’s workforce needs are more dynamic than ever before. With rapid advances in technology and increased globalization, high school and college level students are being trained for jobs that may not yet exist.  Our region’s educators and school system administrators understand the importance of providing diverse opportunities for students with all types of career interests. The Southwest Florida region boasts opportunities at universities, colleges, and technical schools offering students a link to earn a degree relevant to the current workforce needs in the region. Resources for Education are listed below.

Florida Gulf Coast University (Dunk City!) offers limited class sizes for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, passionate professors, and housing that rivals lakeside condominiums. For students who work full-time, Ave Maria University and Edison State College provide rich educational experiences on campus and virtually from home. If you are looking for focused technical training, look no further than Fort Myers Institute of Technology that offers one-year programs requested by the local business community to match workforce needs.

For the younger generation, Bonita Springs and the surrounding area provides a wealth of choices for parents when it comes to public and private schooling. Please browse the resources below for more information about the educational opportunities in the Bonita Springs and Southwest Florida region.

Arts & Culture
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

Childcare Centers
The Growing Room Child Development Center

Colleges & Universities
Ave Maria School of Law
Edison State College
Florida Gulf Coast University
Hodges University of Naples/Fort Myers
Keiser University
Rasmussen College
Small Business Development Center, FGCU
Southwest Florida College

Health & Beauty
Cozmo – The Beauty School & Salon
Paul Mitchell The School Fort Myers

Public Schools – Lee County School District
Bonita Springs Library
Bonita Springs Charter School

Bonita Springs Middle School
Estero High School
Spring Creek Elementary School

Private Schools
Canterbury School
Royal Palm Academy

Other Resources
Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.
Lee County School Board
Family, Community & Non-Profit