The responsibility of educating our children is left to the New Castle Area School District. The New Castle Area School District offers a quality academic program with the benefit of its superior educational facilities and staff. The New Castle Area School District has an excellent sports program. The New Castle Red Hurricane football and basketball teams both attained second place status in the Pennsylvania WPIAL Quad-A championships in 1998. Over 5,000 dedicated fans traveled more than 300 miles to support their local teams in the championship games.

Higher education is not far from home. Westminster College, Grove City College, Pennsylvania State University (Shenango Valley Campus), Slippery Rock University, Geneva College, Thiel College, and Youngstown University are all within 30 miles of New Castle. The University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and many other small colleges are located within 60 miles of New Castle.

Lawrence County Federated Library System provides a great resource for the educational needs of the youth and adults of New Castle.