Colleges and Universities


Keene is fortunate to have three higher learning institutions in addition to others across the region. 

Keene State College

River Valley Community College

Antioch New England University

Each of these valuable organizations has established business partnerships to align career development programs with workforce demand.

Career Training


The Cheshire Career Center enrolls about 700 high school juniors and seniors annually in one of 15 career track programs.

Keene Community Education  offers academic & vocational  training to the greater community.

Keene State College offers a Continuing Education program.

Excellent K-12 Schools


Keene School District has four public elementary schools as well as a public middle school and high school which serve both Keene and nearby towns.  Additional schooling options include Saint Joseph Regional School, Monadnock Waldorf School, Trinity Christian School and Monadnock Community Connections (MC2) as well as additional private school options across the region.  Numerous daycare and preschool programs are also available. 

Keene State Biotechnology Workforce