Header Photo: Founders Hall at Juniata College
There are several educational institutions which call Huntingdon County home. From the public school system, which serves well over 7,000 students, to private and charter schools like New Day Charter School and the Grier School, Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center, and several local post-secondary options, area residents have access to everything their child needs to get a strong start in life.
Highly regarded for its academic excellence, Juniata College is a private liberal arts college, with a student body of 1,500 students. U.S. News & World Report ranked Juniata as the nation’s 43 best in Undergraduate Teaching among liberal arts colleges in 2021. Students can pursue a four-year traditional bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts program, selecting from a broad range of majors. Founded in 1876, the school boasts an impressive success rate, with 95% of students either employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center expanded operations in 2020, adding 12,500 square-feet to their facility and doubling the space available to students and instructors in the automotive programs. Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center offers 16 vocational training programs to high school students from Huntingdon, Juniata Valley, Mount Union, and Southern Huntingdon school districts, as well as to adults in the area.
Penn Highlands Community College’s Huntingdon Center is equipped with multiple classrooms, a full science lab, video conferencing capabilities, and a student lounge. Students can earn 9 degrees and/or certificates entirely through the Huntingdon Center and online classes.
Understanding the importance of continued skill development, the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is involved through their Leadership Huntingdon County series, with one class for adults and one for youth. Designed to prepare the civic and business leaders of tomorrow, the program exposes them to a variety of community assets and resources, helping them to develop a “big-picture” view and a network of contacts. By working together, these future leaders can move our community forward.
County Line School – 686 Front Mountain Road, Allensville, PA 17002
Huntingdon Christian Academy – 9945 Emmanuel Drive, Huntingdon, PA 16652 • 814-627-3937
Saddlers Run School – 12304 Metztown Road, Allensville, PA 17002