Danville offers several public and private schools that excel academically.
The Boyle County School District, a top-20 school district in Kentucky, includes Junction City, Perryville and Woodlawn elementary schools, as well as Boyle County Middle and High School. Boyle County Schools offer a wide variety of opportunities for all students, including dual college credit, state championship extra-curricular activities, intervention and accelerated programs.
Danville Schools works with students and families to design personalized learning experiences that foster growth, achievement and long-standing success. Personalization provides students multiple ways to demonstrate what they know and are able to do. Much more than just multiple choice, students in grades K-12 engage in exhibitions of learning. The Danville Schools’ proud alumni include Fulbright scholars, National Merit finalists, industry leaders, service members and contributing members of the community.
Additionally, the Kentucky School for the Deaf has offered education to hearing-impaired children in all grade levels since it was established in 1823.
Danville-Boyle County is also home to outstanding private schools, including Danville Montessori School, founded in 1975, which offers pre-primary classes, day care, and elementary and after-school programs. Nondenominational Danville Christian Academy is dedicated to providing a Christian environment for student learning and growth.
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center serves children from birth through age 5, providing educational and therapeutic services for children with and without disabilities. It’s the only school of its kind in the state, and the setting allows typical children to interact and communicate with children of the same ages with special needs, helping all youngsters thrive.
Colleges in Danville and Boyle County
Ranked among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report for 19 out of the last 20 years, including 2016, Centre College’s 152-acre campus features six new buildings that offer apartment and townhouse living for upperclassmen.
Expanding rapidly is Bluegrass Community & Technical College, which has seen enrollment at its Danville campus quadruple from 200 students in 2002 to more than 800 today. Programs include computerized manufacturing and machining, electrical technology, industrial maintenance technology, medical and office systems technology, practical nursing and welding technology.
“Much of the increase in the enrollment growth is due to the continued strength of the technical programs and the addition of general education courses that transfer to any public four-year university or college in Kentucky,” says campus director Erin Tipton.
Among those four-year schools is Eastern Kentucky University, a regional public institution offering general and liberal arts programs and pre-professional and professional training on both undergraduate and graduate levels. EKU operates a Danville campus on the south side of town that is one of the university’s three large regional campuses.
Another higher education option is the private, for-profit American National University.