Public & Private Schools

Education in Greensboro North Carolina
Most parents consider it a good problem: Guilford County’s education options from early childhood through higher education are enormous.

Guilford County Public Schools From Montessori to traditional, math and science magnets, to year-round schools, Guilford County School Students have 49 magnet schools and school choice options, including two year-round schools. From the Spanish immersion program at Jones to the math and science focus of General Greene, elementary schools offer many paths to excellence. All County high schools offer AP courses, and four are part of the International Baccalaureate Program. From the state champion football team of Northern Guilford High to the passionate performers at Penn-Griffin School of the Arts, our local public schools ready students for the future of their choice.

Private School Options Another option for students is to seek a more specialized niche such as private, parochial, or Montessori schools. Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, St. Leo Elementary, St. Pius Middle and Bishop McGuiness High Schools offer a traditional catholic education. Vandalia Christian School, Shining Light Academy and Caldwell Academy are Christian based K-12 programs in the Greensboro area. Canterbury School is an Episcopal school serving Pre-K through 8th grade. B’nai Shalom provides preschool through 8th grade with a Jewish day school education. The American Hebrew Academy offers a home-like atmosphere for outstanding students in grades 9 through 12. New Garden Friends School is guided by the Quaker faith and practice.

The Greensboro Montessori School serves children ages 18 months through 8th grade with individually guided, hands-on discovery and exploration. Greensboro Day School is the largest nonsectarian independent school in the Greensboro area with 800 students, pre-K to 12th grade. Many children with learning differences find success at Noble Academy with its small class size and individual attention. Oak Ridge Military Academy, located minutes outside of Greensboro, has a proud heritage dating back to 1850.

Higher Education

Careers start every day in Greensboro. Doctors, lawyers, scientists, artists, teachers and even astronauts get their start here.

Greensboro is known as a vibrant and fun college town. Home to three universities: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University and Elon University School of Law. It is also home to Guilford College, Bennett College and Greensboro College. Guilford Technical Community College, ECPI, Virgina College and numerous online schools provide even more opportunity for students to reach their educational goals.

North Carolina A&T State University

Education in agriculture and mechanical and technical arts is the foundation on which NC A&T began. With 60 undergraduate, 30 master’s and 6 doctoral degree programs, students are excelling in a wide range of fields. Thanks to the university’s focus on cutting-edge research, graduates are working in advanced new fields such as biotechnology, computational science and nanotechnology.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNCG offers challenging academic programs and a campus community rich in resources. It also has something not so easy to find – an education environment that nurtures your personal vision and offers one of the best values in the nation. With more than 200 majors, programs and certificate opportunities, the possibilities for students are endless.

Elon University School of Law
More than 50 practicing attorneys serve as mentors for law students at this downtown Greensboro school. It is one of the few law schools in the nation to house a working court, the North Carolina Business Court. Students learn while working, and each class contributes more than 20,000 hours of community service. It ranks as one of the country’s top 20 innovative law schools.

Gateway University Research Park
Gateway University Research Park’s Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering is an innovative partnership between North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Degree programs include a Doctorate and Master’s in Nanoengineering and Nanoscience. These graduates are leading the way to the future of science and technology in the United States.

Minutes from Greensboro are more choices for continued learning including Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, High Point University, Salem College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Forsyth Technical Community College.

Combined, the Piedmont Triad Region is a bustling center for advanced education and research, with more than 100,000 college students in the region. If you have a dream, Greensboro higher education options offer the opportunities for you to make it happen.

Spotlight on Guilford College

Guilford College offers a practical education based on Quaker values since its founding in 1837. Today, it is home to 2,800 traditional-aged and adult students who are learning to be the world’s next generation of critical thinkers and principled problem solvers.

Guilford is well regarded for its innovative teaching by faculty who engage with and inspire students. The Center for Principled Problem Solving puts college core values of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice, and stewardship to work in the world.

In its 175th year, Guilford is a vibrant liberal arts college for the 21st century, and is listed among “Colleges That Change Lives,” best value colleges, and the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada.

Guilford puts its core values into practice through sustainability projects such as the LEED-certified historic preservation of Archdale Hall, the installation of 200 solar thermal panels on buildings across campus, and student-managed community gardens.

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College Life “From technology to arts, and everything in between, Greensboro has a network of educational hubs to further opportunities for University students. The professional community welcomes students, offering networking events and access to international industry right at our doorstep. Greensboro maintains its reputation as a gate city, with the best of big-city culture and the small-town comfort of recognizable faces. Greensboro is a great place to have fun exploring opportunities along the path to your future!” – Anna Will, UNCG IARc M.S. Candidate

There’s Something for Everyone at GTCC!

We Provide Education Where You Are to Get You Where You Want to Go

Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) provides Basic Skills, Adult High School and GED programs. Developmental classes prepare students for college-level work or the achievement of credentials which will enhance their employability. The Quick Jobs program offers numerous ways to become occupationally trained in 90 days or less.

Learning Is a Lifelong Process GTCC offers more than 25 college transfer programs such as Business, Engineering, Chemistry and Music. GTCC offers two-year associate degrees and one-year certificates and diplomas in over 100 different programs.

The Continuing Education Division offers a multitude of non-credit courses dedicated to helping people upgrade their skills and achieve certification. Microsoft Office training, web design, public speaking and project management are examples of these courses. A variety of topics are offered simply for the joy of learning. Sewing, cake decorating and ballroom dancing, for example, are geared towards personal enrichment.

Education…On Your Schedule…At Your Location Do you want to start or complete your college education, but also have a lot of responsibilities? At GTCC, we understand your situation. eLearning offers 21 associate degree programs completely online. You may choose the Weekend and Evening College where you can attend classes at night or on Saturdays, take online classes or a combination of both. GTCC has several easily accessible campuses including Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, the Aviation Center at PTIA and the Cameron Campus in Oak Ridge (Spring 2014).

All That We Do Our commitment is to:

  • Enable citizens to become lifelong learners and access the resources they need to become successful
  • Get our citizens back into the workforce as soon as possible
  • Help current businesses and business owners maintain a well-trained workforce
  • Continue to attract and retain businesses in Guilford County.

For more information, we invite you to visit us at or call 336-334-4822. We look forward to seeing you on campus!