There are many educational opportunities in Altavista. The public K-12 schools 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.

  • Altavista Area YMCA offers day care and preschool
  • First Baptist Church offers preschool
  • Faith Christian Academy offers preschool
  • Head Start Program - Pittsylvania County (Franklin Avenue, Altavista)
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
CVCC Altavista Center
  • The CVCC Altavista Center opened in January 2001. Located in the Altavista Office Park Building at 701 5th Street, Suite 100 in Altavista, the center offers a broad spectrum of both credit and continuing education courses. Day and evening classes are offered, as well as customized contract training programs for local businesses. Comprehensive assessment services, including Work Keys assessments and career and interest inventories, are also available at the CVCC Altavista Center. Open computer lab time will be available for students enrolling in Internet/Web-based courses. For more information, visit:
Colleges and Universities in the Area: