The D.C. region is known for having some of the best schools in the nation, as well as some of the top universities. With such an incredible educational system, it’s no wonder that the area has one of the most highly-educated workforces anywhere in the country.



K-12 Programming:

The D.C. metro area has some of the top ranked K-12 schools in the country. A Washington Business Journal article recently reviewed the 25 top-ranked elementary schools in Greater Washington. To learn more about the specific K-12 programming for each county and city in the DMV, see the specific community pages and compare schooling stats across all of the local counties and cities.

D.C. Metro Area Schools By State

Area Public Universities and Colleges: 

To compare our area’s public universities and colleges, please visit IEC > NCES and use their College Navigator. Simply select either District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia from the State drop down, check “Public” under Institution type, and click Show Results. 

Residents of the District of Columbia can receive in-state tuition rates at any public university or college in Virginia, Maryland and other participating states.

Area Private Universities and Colleges: 

American University
Catholic University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Marymount University

Child Care

To help you find the child care provider to fit your family’s needs, Arlington County provides an online listing and map for Arlington Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes.

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) offers an up to date listing of all child care providers in Virginia. The website allows you to research by the type of child care and by jurisdiction or zip code.


This site is provided by Arlington Economic Development.


This site is provided by Arlington Economic Development.