Public and Private Schools

Education is important in the Dan River Region

In 2014, The Daily Beast recognized Galileo Magnet High School as one of the country’s top high schools. Over the years, Galileo has been recognized by several outlets, such as The Washington Post and Newsweek as a leader in innovation and education.  In 2014, the US Department of Education awarded Galileo its National Blue Ribbon award for academic excellence.  Galileo was the only public high school in the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive this award.

Danville Public Schools are gaining a reputation throughout the nation as a place for outstanding schools. In 2013, Forest Hills Elementary School was awarded a National Blue Ribbon. These awards show the level of commitment staff have to the education of all students within Danville Public Schools.

“A great place to learn and work” is the mantra of Pittsylvania County Schools. All schools in Pittsylvania County are fully accredited.  With test scores consistently above State average, the Pittsylvania County School system is a continuing success story.

Excellence in academics and a balance of cultural and athletic opportunities are available in the region’s public schools. Secular and parochial private schools are also available for preschool students through high school. Adult and continuing education programs are offered by the public school systems.
Westover Christian Academyserves hundreds of families from Danville and the surrounding counties each year and strives to provide a safe and secure environment that reinforces the values that are important at home.

Sacred Heart Catholic School’s mission is to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning and provide an educational environment in which the basic tenets of Christian morals and ethics are visibly present. Recognizing the unique needs of each student, the faculty and staff endeavor to nurture, challenge and guide all students toward their maximum academic, spiritual, physical, social, and emotional potential.