Colonial Heights Public Schools

512 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone:  (804) 524-3400

The City of Colonial Heights Public School system strives to excel in its programs as well as foster successful students and productive citizens. 

The Career & Technology Education (CTE) program includes courses in:  Marketing, Business Management and Administration, Family and Consumer Sciences, Architecture and Construction, Health and Medical Sciences, and Trades and Industrial. 

Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts & Technology

512 West Washington Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Phone: (804) 722-0200

The Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology provides gifted and talented students a differentiated and rigorous education, cultivates a supportive environment that inspires unique artistic and technological visions, promotes cultural tolerance, nurtures community partnerships, and produces active, engaged citizens.

Virginia State University

1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5000


Virginia State University lies just outside the City of Colonial Heights and offers a vast curriculum, including an accredited nursing program. 

Other Major Universities

Several major universities are within an hour’s drive of Colonial Heights:
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Richmond
  • Randolph Macon College
  • Longwood University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Virginia Union University
Other universities and colleges are within an easy two to three hours’ drive:
  • James Madison University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Mary Washington
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Radford University
  • Liberty University 

Community Colleges & Junior College

  • John Tyler Community College (Chester) - Go to the Center for Workforce & Community Education
  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Richmond) - Go to Workforce Services
  • Richard Bland College (Petersburg)