Education

Prince William County Public Schools

PWC Schools are ranked by The Washington Post in the top 10% of the nation and frequently cited as a model for other parts of the country. The District’s commitment to education is evident through the numerous academic specialty programs at all levels. With access to two Governor’s Schools and initiatives ranging from nationally ranked technology and instruction to a focus on health, wellness and ongoing teacher development, there’s no shortage of resources for residents to tap into. These resources ae designed to prepare students for workforce readiness and lifelong success.

Colleges and Universities

Living in Northern Virginia gives residents access to more than 60 higher education institutions in the area ranging from George Mason University and American University, to George Washington University, Marymount University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Many of these institutions help support the need for a highly skilled workforce that caters to the government, non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 Companies and numerous small and mid-size businesses that call Northern Virginia home.

Community Colleges

Only 15 minutes away, residents enjoy access to the country’s second largest community college in the country – Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Regularly ranked as one of the of top junior colleges in the nation, NOVA is convenient, affordable and offers articulation agreements with several public universities. Other local community colleges include Lord Fairfax Community College and Germanna Community College.

Private Schools (Pre-K through grade 12)

For residents that prefer private education for their children, there are 34 private schools within 10 miles of Virginia Oaks, and over 250 private schools within 25 miles. These include the highly sought after Wakefield, Highland, Linton Hall, and Seton Schools, as well as Chesterbrook Academy and a number of Montessori schools, just to name a few.