Fort St. James is home to three Elementary Schools, a High School, an Adult Education Centre, and a satellite campus for the College of New Caledonia.   David Hoy Elementary School and Fort St. James Secondary School are operated by School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes). Nak’albun Elementary School is an independent school operated by the Nak’azdli Band.

The College of New Caledonia operates a satellite campus in Fort St. James.  In 2011 there were 134 full time students.

The University of Northern British Columbia, and CNC’s main campus, are located in Prince George, less than two hours drive away.  They offer a wide range of courses of study.