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Education in Greater Williamsburg

Home to the renowned College of William & Mary, the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, the Greater Williamsburg region is well known for its excellent education options. Additional nearby institutions include Thomas Nelson Community College, Christopher Newport University, and Hampton University. There are also engineering and technology schools within an expanded radius reaching Norfolk, Richmond, Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
The combined Williamsburg/James City public school system covers over 10,000 students, with the York County System covering another 12,500 students.

Public Education

Williamsburg/James City
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (WJCC) serve the students of the City of Williamsburg and the county of James City in 15 schools: 9 elementary, 3 middle and 3 high schools. Over 800 instructional staff members and over 600 support staff members support these schools’ 10,998 students. LEARN MORE
York County
The award-winning York County School Division serves more than 12,000 students in the heart of Virginia's historic triangle, situated between Virginia Beach and Richmond. Comprised of 19 schools, the division provides an array of rigorous and diverse programs that few school systems of similar size can match, such as Elementary Fine Arts and Math, Science, and Technology Magnet schools and the International Baccalaureate program. The York County School Division is also a VA Virtual School approved multi-division online provider. LEARN MORE

Higher Education

Thomas Nelson Community College
Thomas Nelson Community College is a two-year college offering approximately 50 associate degree programs and over 60 certificate programs. The school offers workforce training programs in multiple industry sectors. LEARN MORE
The College of William & Mary
A “Public Ivy” and the second-oldest college in the country, The College of William & Mary is a world-class institution of higher education. The school’s 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students hail from 49 states and the District of Columbia and 57 foreign countries. The school offers over 40 undergraduate programs and 40 graduate and professional degree programs. LEARN MORE