Public Schools

Because New Kent County is one of the fastest growing communities in Virginia, the school system is preparing to meet the challenges by expanding and renovating its facilities. In 2005, a new classroom wing and multi-purpose room were added to the New Kent Elementary School and G. W. Watkins Elementary School was expanded and completely remodeled in 2007.  Both schools now serve grades K-5. A third elementary school is now in the design phase.

New Kent High School which opened in 2008 has capacity for 1,400 students. The previous high school has become the middle school, and the historic school has been remodeled to serve a variety of community needs including Bridging Communities Regional Technical School as well as a Rappahannock Community College campus.

All New Kent County Public Schools have full state accreditation and serve a student body that excels both in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities.