In keeping with the tradition and values of the state of Wisconsin, quality schools and colleges are a major quality of life asset in the communities of Manitowoc County. There are a variety of daycare facilities, preschool programs, and public and parochial schools ready to serve young people from Pre-Kindergarten through High School. Dedicated faculty, innovative programs, and attractive facilities are often found in local school districts. Home-schooling options also exist for families who reside in Manitowoc County.
In terms of higher education, area residents may pursue technical training, certification, and assocate degrees at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland. Silver Lake College, a private college sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Charity in Manitowoc, offers baccalaureate and graduate programs in a wide variety of majors. The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc is a two-campus of the UW System and it offers the Associate of Arts and Science degree with guaranteed transfer to any four-year UW campus in the state. Several continuing education programs for professional development and personal enrichment are also offerend at these three campuses.