Public SchoolsMembers of a Band

Prince Edward County Public Schools have a student population of 2,079 in grades pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade. The public schools are located just south of Farmville off Route 15 South on Zion Hill Road. For more information, visit Prince Edward County Public Schools.

Private Schools

Sunrise Learning Center offers early childhood education with full and half-day programs for young children 3 through 6 years of age, including mixed-age Pre-K (3 to 4.5-year-old) and mixed-age K-1 (4.5 to 6 year-olds). Visit Sunrise Learning Center

Fuqua School

Fuqua School is a private, pre-kindergarten - 12th grade, college preparatory school. The school has a student population of more than 500 students from 13 counties. For more information, visit Fuqua School.

Fuqua SchoolChildren playing in a playground

Colleges & UniversitiesFootball players walking to the coin toss

Longwood University is a division one, state university. They offer 100 majors, minors, and concentrations to over 4,500 students. Longwood has been recognized as a top-ten public university in the South in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings and recognized as one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast in the 2016 Princeton Review rankings. It was ranked among the top regional public schools in the South in the 2005 U.S. News and World Report "Best Colleges" Guide for seven years in a row. To learn about all the degree programs that the university has to offer, visit Longwood University.

Hampden-Sydney College is a private, selective liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1775, the college offers 26 majors and several special programs designed to get you started on your way to becoming a lawyer, doctor, or engineer. Hampden-Sydney is located within a small community and has just over 1,000 students. To learn more about all the degree programs that the college has to offer, please visit their website at

Graduate receives degreeSouthside Virginia Community College has been offering the residents of Southside Virginia quality, post-secondary educational opportunities for almost 35 years. SVCC offers a wide range of technical, vocational, and community service programs. SVCC has also partnered with Old Dominion University as a distance learning site, bringing many more opportunities for continuing education to the residents of Southside Virginia. For more information on the programs and training visit Southside Virginia Community College.