Your Guide to Education in Charlottesville

We understand your need to find the best education in Charlottesville so that you can make the best home buying decisions. Fortunately, Charlottesville has excellent public and private schools. Use this Charlottesville education guide to find a home near your desired schools.

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Explore Local Rankings for Charlottesville Schools

School rankings are a great place to start when searching for the best education in Charlottesville. View the map below to find information about both public and private schools in the area.


Charlottesville Public Schools at a Glance

You have plenty of choices when it comes to public elementary, middle, and high school education in Charlottesville. Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools serve our region, offering an array of academic programs and extracurricular activities for students. Compare both school districts to find the best education option that fits your needs.

Charlottesville City Schools (CCS)

Learning Environment

Number of Students: 4,377
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.20
Avg. Teacher Experience: 14 years

Number of Schools

Elementary (PreK-6): 6
Upper Elementary (5-6): 1
Middle (7-8): 1
High (9-12): 1

Special Features

Art, music, and Spanish (1-5 curriculum)
After school programs
90+ clubs and activities
30+ Advanced Placement courses
Dual Enrollment program

Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS)

Learning Environment

Number of Students: 13,767
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.53
Avg. Teacher Experience: 14 years

Number of Schools

Elementary (PreK-5): 15
Middle (6-8): 6
High (9-12): 4

Special Features

Engineering Lab school
STEM high school academies
2 charter schools (middle & high)
Alternative education center (6-12)


Charlottesville Private Schools

In addition to public schools, Charlottesville offers numerous private schools to give students the best education possible. Choose a school below to learn more about the programs offered, or contact us at (434) 296-9860 for additional information.


Find Your Ideal Home with The Chase Team

We can arm you with the information you need as you search for the best education in Charlottesville. Take advantage of all of our local knowledge and resources! Contact us at (434) 296-9860 to learn more about Charlottesville schools and real estate.