Spotlight On: Education in Manassas (Part II)

Arcadia Run apartments have a number of benefits to offer their residents—one of which is its ideal location in Manassas, VA. Manassas is part of Prince William County, which was recently named one of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance . Prince William County was awarded this honor as it offers an array of educational opportunities for its residents, ranging from excellent preschool and kindergarden programs to exceptional high school and college educations. The top notch primary and secondary schools and continued education opportunities in Prince William County factored into America’s Promise Alliance’s decision for this award. 

There are a number of opportunities to continue one’s education in Prince William County—be it through one of Prince William County School’s Adult Education Programs, pursuing a degree at the local George Mason University campus or enrolling in courses at Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas or Woodbridge Campus. 

Prince William County School’s Adult Education Division in Manassas offers support to the community in a number of ways. This office is home to a number of study aids intended for the GED exam in addition to teaching basic computer skills, housing english as a second language sessions, offering support in math, reading and writing.

Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge and Manassas Campuses offers a variety of distinctive academic programs and degrees to continue one’s education including business management, fine arts, massage therapy, and photography. The Woodbridge campus sits on 109 acres with 11,000+ students enrolled each year, and Manassas campus has over 10,000 students enrolled each year.

George Mason University’s Prince William campus was established in Manassas in 1997. GMU’s Prince William campus is home to over 4,000 students and sits on 134 acres with state of the art facilities laboratories, libraries and buildings for the arts among others. The Prince William campus was GMU’s third Northern Virginia campus—providing convenient university access for residents in the area. Academic programs available at GMU’s Prince William campus include: Nursing, Systems Biology, Science, and Recreation, Health & Tourism.

The continued education offerings in the greater Manassas area are substantial both in quantity and scope. One could improve their computer skills with a class through the Adult Education Division of Prince William County Schools, supplement their knowledge in photography through a course at one of Northern Virginia Community College’s campuses, or work towards a degree in Recreation, Health & Tourism at George Mason University’s Prince Williams campus. The top notch primary and secondary institutions, in addition to the continued education opportunities in the Manassas area are two of many reasons Arcadia Run’s location is so attractive. Come out to Manassas to check out Arcadia Run’s luxury apartments today!