Danville, KY Area Public & Private Schools

Danville offers several public and private schools that excel academically

By Braxton Shoop on July 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm EST
Danville High School

PHOTO CREDIT: Antony Boshier

Public Schools

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.

The Danville Independent Schools works with students and families to design personalized learning experiences that foster growth, achievement and longstanding 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 School’s proud alumni include Fulbright scholars, National Merit finalists, industry leaders, service men and women 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.

Private Schools

Danville-Boyle County is also home to outstanding private schools, including Danville Montessori School that was founded in 1975 and offers pre-primary classes, day care, and elementary and after-school programs. The nondenominational Danville Christian Academy is dedicated to providing a Christian environment for student learning and growth.


For those youngsters not quite old enough to attend school, Wilderness Trace Child Development Center serves children from birth through age 5 by 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 ith children of the same ages with special needs, helping all youngsters to 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 in 2013, Centre College’s 152-acre campus features six new buildings that offer apartment and townhouse living for upperclassmen.

Expanding rapidly is Bluegrass Community and 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.

Another optoin is the private, for-profit school, American National University.

Find out more about education in the Danville, KY area.

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