​Education

Almost 90 percent of Virginia Beach's high school graduates continue their education.

Virginia Beach residents and employers alike benefit from an excellent comprehensive public and private education system, as well as a variety of local and state workforce development programs that provide assistance to employees and businesses.

With the many educational and workforce training opportunities available, Virginia Beach is able to provide a comprehensive network to help ensure that its residents are educated and ready to enter the workforce of today and tomorrow.

In 2013, 24/7 Wall Street named Virginia's school system as the fourth best in the nation.

The City of Virginia Beach has one of the nation's best public school systems. The  Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is the largest school division in Hampton Roads and the 50th largest in the nation. Focusing on educational rigor and expanded academic choices, the goal of the Virginia Beach City Public School system is to prepare all students to be successful as workers, citizens, and lifelong learners. For the 2017-18 school year, VBCPS earned full state Standards of Learning (SOL) accreditation. In addition, the VBCPS Class of 2017 outperformed the region and the nation on the SAT and achieved the division's highest cohort-based on time graduation rate and lowest dropout rate. 

 ​Among the many academic choices provided to students are school-within-a-school academies and advanced academic programs offered by the VBCPS. Post-secondary options are extensive in the area with several institutions of higher learning in Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads region.

If your interest is the personal attention and challenging studies offered in many private school settings, then many options are available to you in Virginia Beach and throughout Hampton Roads. Many private institutions are available with specialized areas of educational focus for the traditional and non-traditional student.