Greensville County offers a number of competitive public and private school options to its citizens and transplants, making it the perfect community in which to raise a family.
Greensville County Public Schools (GCPS) provides comprehensive educational programs from pre-school through grade 12, enrolling over 2,500 students. The system includes four separate schools – two elementary, one middle, and one high school – and boasts a lower student-teacher ratio than the state average – 13:1 in K-7th grade and 10:1 in 8th – 12th grade.
Technology and computer-aided learning are an integral part of school programs, as well as college preparatory and advanced placement courses in general academic subjects, foreign languages, and humanities. Expanding technical education curriculum provides for focused programs in business education, health occupations, welding, printing, drafting, and building trades.
For particularly gifted junior and senior level students, the Governor’s School of Southside Virginia offers an advanced learning opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree from Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) through a dual enrollment program between GCPS and SVCC.
GCPS also operates the Vocational/Technical Center within Greensville County High School, helping students to gain knowledge and exposure to a variety of post-high school careers such as CAD design, printing, and health care.
Two private schools serve the Greensville County region, providing alternative education options for Greensville residents.
Brunswick Academy is located in the neighboring county of Brunswick, approximately 15 miles to the west of Greensville County. Brunswick Academy sits on a 25-acre campus and serves preschool through 12th grade with a total enrollment of 350 students. Brunswick Academy offers both academic and general diplomas and a variety of extracurricular activities.
Located in the Town of Courtland in neighboring Southampton County, 25 miles east, Southampton Academy is a preschool through 12th grade school on a woody 30-acre campus. Southampton Academy averages an enrollment of 240 students and features small classes, extra-curricular activities, and advanced diplomas.