Schools

The City of Manassas is a close-knit community that values education. And when it comes to children’s individual needs, parents know best. In Manassas, we’re fortunate to be located where choices and opportunities abound. From quality public schools with award-winning programs, to top private schools and a robust homeschooling network, we’re confident you’ll find a school that meets the unique needs of your family.

Public Schools

Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) serves nearly 8,000 students in nine fully accredited schools — offering nationally acclaimed arts programs, Career Technical Education and the region’s only integrated math and science curriculum.

MCPS is Virginia’s only division with a state-funded, homeschool pre-K program, and a city-wide pre-K program with a digital curriculum available to all 4-year-olds.

Specialty programs include Talents and Gifts (TAG), Spanish Dual Immersion and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).

Featured Schools

Osbourn High School

Osbourn High School

Osbourn High School is the first Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Academy in the region and a GRAMMY Signature School in music education. U.S. News and World Report identified it as a Silver Medal School in 2016 placing it in the top 16 percent of Virginia high schools.

Governor's School @ Innovation Park

Governor's School @ Innovation Park

At George Mason University the Governor’s School @ Innovation Park provides an alternative learning environment for exceptional STEM students. In a university setting, high schoolers participate in an integrated curriculum with real-world research and application opportunities.

Private Schools

With a number of secular and faith-based private schools, local families can make schooling choices based on their unique priorities — like smaller classes, individualized curriculums, special needs or religious affiliation.

Within the City of Manassas, All Saints Catholic School and Seton Junior High School have a long tradition of serving the community.

The greater Prince William region is home to several top private schools offering a secular education. Use Niche to perform a customized search of the area’s highest-ranking schools.

Featured Schools

All Saints Catholic School

All Saints Catholic School

All Saints strives to educate the whole child focusing on prayer and service to others. Its strong academic focus includes school-wide STEM initiatives from pre-K through middle school.

Seton Junior High School

Seton Junior High School

Seton promotes a Catholic liberal arts education with a rigorous curriculum to prepare students for challenging college coursework. In cooperation with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), eligible Seton students may earn both high school and college credit.

Higher Education

Manassas is local to 60+ institutions with programs in business, IT, engineering, healthcare and law. It is home to George Mason University, Virginia’s largest public research university and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), the largest community college system in Virginia.

George Mason University
Enrollment: 35,000

Northern Virginia Community College
Enrollment: 52,000

Featured Schools

GMU Science and Technology Campus

GMU Science and Technology Campus

A young university, Mason has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence to become a leading public research institution. Mason’s Science and Technology Campus in Manassas is the nucleus of Innovation Park, the largest research business park in Northern Virginia.

 

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Founded in 1964, NOVA is the largest public educational institution in Virginia, the second-largest community college in the U.S. and among the most internationally diverse colleges in America. The Manassas Campus offers programs to roughly 10,000 students annually. These include a robust Career and Technical Education program to meet growing demand for industry-certified technical workers.