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Outstanding education at all levels is found within Barrow County and its neighboring communities. Barrow County Schools is an award-winning public school system serving pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students in the area.

A number of early childhood development and day care centers are available, as are alternatives to public education—notably through the Barrow County Christian Academy, Bethlehem Christian Academy and Hope Christian Academy. Students and adults interested in pursuing higher learning opportunities are convenient to several exceptional institutions. Within one hour of Winder, college-bound students have access to the University of Georgia in Athens, Gainesville State College and Brenau University in Gainesville, along with Atlanta-based Emory University, Georgia State University and Georgia Tech. Additionally, those interested in technical education can take advantage of three units of the Technical College System of Georgia, including Lanier Technical College’s Winder-Barrow Campus, Athens Technical College and Gwinnett Technical College.

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