Ludington and other Mason County communities place a high value on life-long learning is evident in the variety of educational options and resources for children, teens and adults. Just as important to education are the involvement and support from individuals, community organizations, business and industry. The extraordinary natural resources of Lake Michigan, inland lakes and rivers, forest and farmland — plus the history of the area — are woven into these opportunities making for very rich and dynamic experiences for all.
The fully accredited Public and Private school systems for children begin with early childhood and school readiness programs, and follow with curricula and fine arts for Kindergarten through 8th grade in private schools and Kindergarten through 12th grade in public schools. A full slate of athletic and co-curricular programs and clubs are a big part of school and community life in Mason County, as well as Community Leisure and Enrichment Programs. There is also a home-schooling community.
West Shore Community College serves Mason and surrounding counties with fully accredited educational curricula for its own students, and athletic, arts, enrichment and accredited programs designed to complement high school programs and serve the community. Mentorships, internships and scholarships are available from area citizens, groups and businesses, who are invested in the professional and personal success of the area’s children.