The district operates five separate facilities
- Colchester High School (grades 9-12)
- Colchester Middle School (grades 6-8)
- Malletts Bay School (grades 3-5)
- Porters Point School (kindergarten and grades 1 and 2)
- Union Memorial School (kindergarten and grades 1 & 2)
The Colchester School District is “renowned for its implementation of differentiated instruction as part of its efforts to provide all students with meaningful and appropriate educational opportunities.” Colchester High School and Union Memorial School, have both received national recognition for their differentiated instruction programs and practices.
Saint Michael's College is a selective, private Catholic college of approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Michael's grants degrees in over 30 majors, and offers pre-professional law, medical, and ROTC programs. The St. Michael’s community is a close-knit one, with a reputation for service, a commitment to diversity (with partnerships abroad, and a strong ESL program). The combination of small city accessibility and fantastic mountain views make it a desirable campus.