Economic Development – Education
Universities and Colleges
George Mason University
GMU’s Life Sciences Campus in PWC is home to 30,000 students pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees
- World-class research in biodefense, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics
- Community partnerships provide the Freedom Center, Hylton Performing Arts Center and the Regional Biomedical Laboratory
- 20 miles from center of Town
Stratford University offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, as well as many non-credit workshops and courses.
- Their curriculum combines advanced technology, hands-on labs and traditional educational methods to create a program that produces a valuable educational service to our students and their future employers.
- 7.23 miles from center of Town
Strayer University is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and participates in Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs for active duty military personnel.
- Course work and lectures are presented by experienced faculty members who have first-hand knowledge of the workplace. Classroom discussions are geared toward common, real-world work challenge.
- 8.71 miles from center of Town
Northern Virginia Community College
One of the largest community college systems in the U.S. with two campuses in PWC (Woodbridge campus 9 miles)
- 50% of graduates matriculate into a 4-year institution
- Unique partnerships with local companies to provide certification and training programs for the local workforce
- 9 miles from center of Town
University of Mary Washington
UMW provides a strong undergraduate education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences with more than 40 majors and programs of study
- Designated a “Best Buy School” by Fiske Guide to Colleges
- Students may double-major or design their own interdisciplinary major
- 21 miles from center of Town
- Potomac High School – Cambridge Centre for the Mathematics and Physical Sciences – The Cambridge program emphasizes mathematics and physical sciences within the framework of a four-year program of mathematics, sciences, language arts, and the humanities. The Cambridge Program, which began in 2000, is an innovative and accelerated method of study offered thorough The University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
- Forrest Park High School – a “Center for Information Technology” – The schools specialty is the Center for Information Technology – The iT Program is in its 11th year of operation and was one of the first such programs in Virginia to offer such a wide variety of specialized technology curriculums. Forest Park is a comprehensive high school offering a wide range of classes including a full set of Advanced Placement (AP) college courses. Students who are thinking about being a part of the iT program must balance the learning of information technology skills and pushing themselves
- Freedom High School “Center for Environmental and Natural Sciences” – The Center for Environmental and Natural Sciences (CENS) at Freedom High School offers a four-year program of studies designed to include strong laboratory and field investigation components. The curriculum is integrated with other educational disciplines to allow students to understand relationships between environmental science and these disciplines, as well as to understand its relationship with everyday life. Students will become involved in community activities and business partnerships that will enhance their understanding of the environment.
Graham Park Middle School – Middle School Mathematics and Science Program
Dumfries Elementary School