Alert:  Please be cautious in and around the parking lot (Between the library and the Train Station) off Washington Street, due to a contractor in the area replacing the roof on the U.S. Post Office on Broad Street. This project is expected to last approximately two weeks.

Education & Schools

There are many educational opportunities in Altavista. The public K-12altavista high schoolschools are operated by Campbell County and Pittsylvania County. We also have a pre-12 private school based here as well. Pre-schools are operated by several different organizations. Plus, we offer higher education through the Virginia Community College System as well a several area colleges and universities.


  • Altavista Area YMCA offers day care and preschool
  • First Baptist Church offers preschool
  • Faith Christian Academy offers preschool

Elementary Schools:

  • Hurt Elementary (Pittsylvania County School System)
  • Altavista Elementary School (Campbell County School System) - The Current school building opened in the fall of 1995. Providing education for students Pre-K thru fifth grade. The school services approximately 700 students with fifty certified employees. Please visit the school online at

Middle-High School:

  • Altavista Combined School (Campbell County School System) Providing education for students 6th thru 12th grades. The school services students with certified employees. Please visit the school online at

Private Schools:

  • Faith Christian Academy is a preschool through K-12 private school based in Hurt, Virginia. They were founded in 1989 and currently enroll approximately 195 student. For more information call 434-324-8276. Please visit the school online at

Colleges and Universities in the Area: