Local School Information
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Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach City Public Schools is the largest school division in Hampton Roads – southeastern Virginia – and continues to be one of the best school divisions in the country according to GreatSchools, which ranked VBCPS as the fifth best large school division in the entire nation.
Chesapeake – The mission of the Chesapeake Public Schools is to ensure that students attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become lifelong learners and productive citizens by combining the efforts of the students, parents, community and staff to provide a quality education in a safe, orderly environment in which human dignity is valued.
Norfolk – The mission of Norfolk Public Schools, the cornerstone of a proudly diverse community, is to ensure that all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning and are successful contributors to a global society.
Portsmouth – Portsmouth Public Schools, located in the heart of the beautiful Hampton Roads region of Virginia, has an enrollment of about 15,000 students. We provide outstanding educational programs in an environment conducive to learning and teaching.
Suffolk – The Suffolk school division enjoys overall student-teacher ratios of approximately 25-to-1. The division budgeted $10,181 for each student in 2010-2011. All schools are fully accredited in 2011-12 by the Virginia Department of Education, based on student performance on Standards of Learning assessments.
Virginia Council for Private Education – The Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) oversees accreditation of nonpublic preschool, elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth. VCPE facilitates a statewide framework for communication and cooperation among private schools, their public school counterparts, state and local governments, and other agencies and organizations.
National Association Of Independent Schools – John E. Chubb began his tenure as the president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) on July 1, 2013. NAIS provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 nonprofit, private K-12 schools in the U.S.
Local Private Schools
Hampton Roads Academy – We know that our students’ success is built upon the relationships developed in our community. HRA is proud of our dedicated, talented faculty who know the students as individuals, who guide them as role models as well as teach them and inspire them to think creatively, communicate effectively and work collaboratively. Our graduates go to highly competitive colleges and universities, confident in their abilities and ready to meet the challenges of higher education and life.
Norfolk Academy – Founded in 1728, Norfolk Academy is a co-educational day school serving grades 1-12 in three divisions: Lower, Middle, and Upper. The school has a rich history and a well-defined philosophy. The school is located in Norfolk, Virginia, on a beautiful 64-acre campus.
Virginia Beach Friends School – Virginia Beach Friends School was founded in 1955 and carries on the 350 year tradition of Quaker education. From a one-room school, we have grown to a vibrant and diverse student body of 235 students. We offer programs for students aged three through seniors in high school.
The Williams School – Through both intent and design we are a small school. As evidenced by our web site, we are equally committed to providing our children an expansive education. We are an intellectual and caring community of mind, body, and spirit where learning spills out of the classrooms into the hallways, onto the playing fields, and throughout our children’s lives as they think, talk, and interact with what they are studying.
Preschool Directory – Looking for the right preschool for your child can seem like a daunting task. That’s why we here at Pre-K Smarties have compiled a comprehensive directory of Virginia Beach VA preschools. We also give you plenty of information on what to look for as you evaluate all your options.
Hampton Roads’ individual cities and counties administer their own K-12 education for their localities. In addition to public education, area residents have many private and religious school options.
The area also has a number of higher education options for area residents. The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg was founded in 1693 and has served as the second oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Old Dominion University, founded as the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary in 1930, became an independent institution in 1962 and now offers degrees in 68 undergraduate and 95 (60 masters/35 doctoral) graduate degree programs. Norfolk’s Eastern Virginia Medical School, founded as a community medical school by the surrounding jurisdictions in 1973, is noted for its research into reproductive medicine and is located in the region’s major medical complex in the Ghent district. Norfolk State University is the largest majority black university in Virginia and offers degrees in a wide variety of liberal arts. Virginia Wesleyan College is a small private liberal arts college on the border of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Hampton University, a private HBCU university, has a long history serving Hampton. Christopher Newport University serves as a public university and is located in Newport News. Regent University, a private university founded by Christian Evangelist and Leader Pat Robertson which has historically focused on graduate education but is attempting to establish an undergraduate program as well. Atlantic University, associated with the Edgar Cayce organization’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE), offers instruction in New Age subjects and an M.A. in Transpersonal Studies.
The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) is a consortium of member universities: Georgia Tech, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina State, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the College of William and Mary. Their unique approach allows students pursuing M.S. and Ph.D. degrees the opportunity to take classes from any member university taught at the Institute.
Area residents also have options for training for technical professions. The Apprentice School was founded in 1919 and offers four/five-year programs in mechanical and technical fields associated with the shipbuilding industry. Graduates from the Apprentice School go on to work at the Newport News Shipbuilding. Technology-focused ECPI University has campuses in Virginia Beach and Newport News while ITT Technical Institute has a campus in Norfolk. Avarett University is in Newport News, Bryant and Stratton College has campus in the Town Center shopping complexes of Virginia Beach and Hampton; The Culinary Institute of Virginia is located in Norfolk.
Three institutions in the Virginia Community College System offer affordable higher education options for area residents. Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth, Paul D. Camp Community College in Suffolk, Franklin, and Smithfield, and Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton and Williamsburg offer two-year degrees and specialized training programs.
Bible training schools include Hampton University and Regent University, but also Canaan Theological College & Seminary, Bethel College and Victory Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Hampton, Tabernacle Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary, Gateway Christian College and Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia Beach, Providence Bible College & Theological Seminary in Norfolk and the Hampton Roads campus of the John Leland Center for Theological Studies.
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