Local Area Schools
The School division is comprised of 12 schools. Unique in Virginia, the joint division serves the City of Williamsburg and the County of James City. The School Board consists of seven members; the two representing the City are appointed and the five representing the County are elected.
Christopher Newport University is a dynamic, thriving institution where you’ll find the best of all worlds: the dedicated professors and small classes that are the hallmark of a private liberal arts education, the low costs of a public university and magnificent facilities that few institutions can rival.
The College of William and Mary is one of the nation's premier State-assisted liberal arts university. The College provides high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education that prepares students to make significant contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. ENROLLMENT: 7,571 of whom approximately 5,560 are undergraduates.
Thomas Nelson Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges. It primarily serves the residents of the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the Counties of James City and York. The College operates under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and with the guidance of the Thomas Nelson Community College Board. The College is financed primarily by State funds, supplemented by contributions from the participating localities and the Federal government.