The Farmville area is serviced by two excellent public school systems as well as two outstanding private schools. Longwood University, Hampden-Sydney College, and Southside Virginia Community College offer many residents the opportunity for higher and/or continuing education. Also, located in Farmville is Tri-County Life Learners, a non-profit literacy organization.
The two public school systems that serve the Farmville area are Prince Edward County Pubic Schools and Cumberland County Public Schools.
Prince Edward County Public Schools
Prince Edward County Public Schools has a student population of 2,770 in grades pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade. Prince Edward County Public Schools are located just south of Farmville off Rt. 15 South on Zion Hill Road. For more information on the Prince Edward County Public School system, please visit their website at www.pecps.k12.va.us.
Cumberland County Public Schools
Cumberland County Public Schools has a student population of 1,400 in grades pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade. Cumberland County Public Schools are located about 20 minutes north of Farmville in Cumberland County. For more information on the Cumberland County Public School system, please visit their website at www.cucps.k12.va.us.
The two private schools that serve the Farmville area are Fuqua School and New Life Christian Academy.
Fuqua School is a private, pre-kindergarten - 12th grade, college preparatory school. Fuqua School has a student population of more than 500 students from 13 counties. For more information on Fuqua School, please visit www.fuquaschool.com.
New Life Christian Academy
New Life Christian Academy is one of the newest private schools in the area. NLCA offers educational instruction to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade. For more information on NLCA, please visit their web site at www.nlca.net.
The Town of Farmville is fortunate to have Longwood University located in the heart of the town, along with Hampden-Sydney College just south of town and Southside Virginia Community College J. H. Daniel Campus less than thirty (30) minutes away in Keysville.
Longwood University is a division one, state university. They offer 100 majors, minors, and concentrations to over 4,500 students. Longwood University has been ranked among the top regional public schools in the South in the 2005 U. S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" Guide for seven years in a row. To learn about all the degree programs that Longwood University has to offer, please visit their website at www.longwood.edu.
Hampden Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney College is a private, selective liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney 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 College is located within a small community and has just over 1,000 students. To learn more about all the degree programs that Hampden-Sydney College has to offer, please visit their website at www.hsc.edu.
Southside Virginia Community College
Southside 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 Southside Virginia Community College has to offer, please visit their website at www.sv.vccs.edu.
Tri-County Life Learners
Tri-County Life Learners is a non-profit literacy organization that provide life-long learning opportunities for adults improving their skills in reading, writing or speaking.