Students in the Vail Valley are served by the Eagle County School District. Established in 1958, the district has eight elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, one alternative high school and one charter school. The district focuses on teamwork, innovation and pride, and strives to educate every student for success.
Several quality private schools, day-care centers and preschools are located throughout the Vail Valley. Higher education is provided by Colorado Mountain College, a two-year institution that offers certification programs and associate degree programs. The college provides a blend of outdoor experiential education, personal attention and rigorous academic preparation. Science and liberal arts associate degrees are designed to give a broad and solid academic foundation to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.